Thursday, May 30, 2019

Treadmill Mix Tape

There is no drive or desire without inspiration in my life.  That is how I was created.  Most would label me as a lazy person…and I wouldn’t disagree.  It is harder for me to be driven without a real-deep-desire pushing me.  This real-deep-desire must hit my core fiercely for me to be moved or motivated.  When I come across something that does this, I must make note of it and use it to push me forward most days.

For example …exercise.

I seriously push against it, but I want the results of it.  I’ll do everything possible to get around exercise, even if it’s more difficult…I’ll do it, I dislike it so much.  My excuse list is miles long, and I can come up with new ones every hour.  The real answer is…we as humans need to exercise to be healthy.  God created us this way.  My sin nature really fights it, so I know it’s true.  I don’t like doing things that aren’t easy (lazy remember). 

I knew if I wanted the results I needed to put in the work.  My next task was finding profound inspiration that would motivate me to continue doing this until it was routine and accepted in my mind, body, and emotions. 

I can walk on the treadmill no problem; I plug my earphones in and watch Instagram Stories until my 30 mins goal is complete…but running… 😑😒 U.G.H. 

What can move me?  Visual Art & Audial Art…so I started searching in those mental notes I took of music that affected me, that made me want to run wild.  I have a playlist on Spotify that my workout is a bit different everyday because each song tells my body how to respond…and I wanted to share in case you are needing inspiration.  

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2

Fast Pace/Brisk: Getting Ready
What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber
Send My Love – Adele
Water Under the Bridge – Adele

California – Phantom Planet
Geronimo – Sheppard
Keep the Car Running – Arcade Fire
Where Are U Now – Skrillex, Diplo, Justin Bieber

All Out Run
Wake Up – Arcade Fire

I've only missed one day in the last 13 days.   I have discovered my drive, and also discovered that I needed more than one sports bra, one pair of workout leggings, and one pair of athletic socks.  haa haa!  😆😂  Which is why I'm excited to tell you about my Calvin Klein find at my local T.J. Maxx! First of all...I love Calvin Klein.  So I was thrilled to find this sports bra and leggings!  I was looking at getting another pair of athletic leggings and sports bra so that I wouldn't be doing a load of laundry every day.  During the memorial day sales I was shopping around and found amazing sales at Old Navy, but of course I would need to order my favorite pair because it wasn't in my local store.  The price was phenomenal though! Then I thought I'd look at our local T.J. Maxx just in case.  I found these Calvin Klein pieces for the same price as the SALES at Old Navy!  YAY!  My original tribal print sport bra and leggings are from Target. 

I would love to report that I can see an instant change...but no...not at all.  I hate that exercise takes time and you can't see results instantly.  U.G.H. It reminds me SO MUCH of paying off debt.  I literally feel like exercise/eating-right and debt reduction is the SAME EXACT thing.  It's saying "no" to the now, so that you can really enjoy life rightly in the future.  It's not fun during it, but afterwards its one of the greatest things of your life.

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