Back to the post, here is the second part of the "Running posts". You can read the first one here. This one is going to be about how to stay motivated, because sometimes it is difficult to force yourself to go running or even to work out. Here are some tips that help me.
1. FIND SOME CUTE WORK OUT CLOTHES!
I know, not everybody can afford it (me), but I have a sulution. I made a deal with my dad. When I run regularly, he will buy me some nice clothes for running. He's already bought me running shoes. So you can also make a deal with your dad!
And if you have the money go and buy some cute clothes or shoes! I am sure it will make you more confident.
I saw these in a random sport shop. Aren't they cute?
2. READ ABOUT RUNNING.
This helps so much! I've read only one book about running, but let me tell you it is amazing!!! It's called RUNNING LIKE A GIRL by Alexandra Heminsley (you can see original cover here or here.)
You can find some useful information, truths and facts in it.
3.REMEMBER WHY YOU STARTED.Did you start because you wanted to lose weight? Good keep going. Did you start because you wanted to be fit? Great keep going.
Speaking personally, I started because I wanted to be healthy/ get over my "illness". I've had some mental issues and running helped me a lot! I think I'd talked about it in my last post.
4.THINK OF WHAT IT DOES TO YOUR BODY& MIND.
Running is great if you want to lose weight and stay fit. Everyone knows it. But what about your mind? Professional runners run because of their mind. Because running clears your mind. And clear mind means better life. Running affects your life a lot. Once you start doing it properly, you never want to stop.
The hardest part about running is to stand up, put on your shoes and go outside. Trust me it is the hardest part. But don't think about it, don't think about the difficulties it takes..don't make excuses! Just run.
That's everything I wanted to share with you. Next running post can be about injuries amd myths what do you think? Let me know!