I read this every single day. It reminds me when I’m frustrated or lacking motivation or generally hating the world or wanting to lock myself up in my room and not leave for days to think about the why. It got me through undergrad and grad school and bad jobs and crappy internships and other things in life that in the moment seem just so terrible you couldn’t imagine yourself doing it for another minute.
Most recently, and thanks from a reminder from Randy Sprick (educational consultant) I’ve been applying it to my job. Because kids have a hard time doing something when they’re not sure why they’re doing it. How many times have you said “how is this ever going to be relevant to the real world? why do I need to know how many mph person A is traveling if they want to meet person B traveling at 79 mph but they stop 27 times to go to the bathroom and they need this many minuts to do it?” We’ve all been there, so I’ve been working on creating lessons and consulting with teachers about how we can give our kids a “why” that is relevant an meaningful.
I’ve also heard this phrase used by Jillian Michaels (whom I consider to be my personal trainer) when it comes to getting fit and leading a healthy lifestyle. She tells you to figure out the why. Why are you doing this? If you have a why you can tolerate any how. No matter how gruesome and grueling that how might be.
I’m going to start Jillian Michaels Body Revolution on Monday (April 22, 2013). Should this be a challenge?
Here are the workouts
Starting then would have us ending mid July (right when I do my half)
I have a hard time spending 100 dollars on something unless I know I will like it. So if I do two weeks of it and enjoy it I will likely buy the DVDs.
Let me know if you’d be interested. Would you do my challenge?
Extending this challenge to all of you here too:) You know how I like to motivate!
Cross Country skiing burns 700-900 calories per hour and is such a peaceful exercise! If you haven’t tried it, I recommend it, it’s one of my favorites:)
I’ve done two seven mile loops in the past two days. What’s your favorite winter exercise?
I’ve been working on my home gym all afternoon, what do you think?
New month today! What are your June goals?
- Run 6 miles comfortably (maybe buy some new running shoes!?)
- Get Ripped in 30 (try to do this work out 3 times a week)
- Drink enough water and green tea every day
- Have a better plan for meals, planning meals before I go shopping!? Something! My system is a total failure and by system it’s eat whatever I can find in my fridge that doesn’t take long to cook
- Do at least ONE thing I’ve never done before!
Looking forward to hearing your goals!
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!
This morning, I weighed myself and I was the lowest weight I can remember being since I went to college. If that’s not exciting, I don’t know what is.
I’m breaking down and finally admitting that tracking my food is what helped me get over my plateau. Let’s see if I can continue this!
30 Day Shred and Yoga tonight!