Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wish I Could Be Here!

I've been in this great groove with things lately. Making plans, working on my blog, making progress on me. But then life keeps getting in the way! I joke (mostly). I leave to go camping tomorrow with the fam (we'll be back Thursday night) and a big part of me wants to stay home.

I'm itching to start a Turbo Fire rotation, I've got a list of blogs I want to write, I can't wait to finish organizing my office. But life is about balance, right? I'm sucking it up, finishing up the work that I need to do, then I'm going to have much needed family time. THEN I'll come back and play! 

Don't miss me too much! ;)

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

My Running Play list

My cute friend, Christy, asked me to share my running play list with you and here it is. These are the songs I compilied while training my the Ogden Half Marathon.

Before I start, I should mention that running while listening to your iPod can be dangerous. I only used both earphones when running on trails where there were no vehicles and there are lots of people around. I would not recommend street running while listening to music.

This is the song I always started my run with, I talked about this song a few weeks ago:

I Gotta Feelingby Black Eyed Peas

The rest I would scramble up every few times I ran, so I wasn't always listening to them in the same order. I constantly adding to and removing from the list. Here's the current:

Get The Party Startedby Pink
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by Beyonce
Foreverby Chris Brown
Viva La Vidaby Coldplay
TiK ToKBy Ke$ha
Poker Faceby Lady GaGa
Take It Offby Ke$ha
Lady Marmalade (Workout Mix + 141 BPM) (As Made Famous by Christina Aguilera) 
Naturallyby Selena Gomez
Party In The U.S.A.by Miley Cyrus
Don't Stop Believin'by Journey
Breakawayby Kelly Clarkson
All The Right Movesby OneRepublic
Yeah!by Usher (featuring Lil' Jon & Ludacris)
Pump Itby Black Eyed Peas
Telephoneby Lady GaGa & Beyonce
Rock Your Bodyby Justin Timberlake
Crazy In Loveby Beyonce
Whataya Want From Meby Adam Lambert
Mambo No.5 (A Little Bit Of Mambo)by Lou Bega
You Are Loved [Don't Give Up] (Album Version) by Josh Groban (This one is my power song, it's deceptive as it seems to be a slow strong, but the words so speak to my heart and get me going)
Hey, Soul Sisterby Train
Keeps Gettin' Betterby Christina Aguilera
So What [Clean]by Pink
Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya)by Ashlee Simpson
I Think We're Alone Nowby Tiffany
Don't Stop The Musicby Rihanna
L.O.V.E.by Ashlee Simpson
I Will Surviveby Gloria Gaynor
Just Danceby Lady GaGa & Coby O'Donis
Let's Get It Startedby Black Eyed Peas
Spiderwebsby No Doubt
Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)by C+C Music Factory
Cotton Eye Joe (Original Version)by Rednex
The Climbby Miley Cyrus (another slow but powerful song)
Beautifulby Christina Aguilera
Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)by MIKA (This song makes me giggle!)
Boom Boom Powby Black Eyed Peas
Don't Chaby Pussy Cat Dolls
Disturbia by Rihanna

What are your fav songs?

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Friday, July 23, 2010

But I'm Not a Runner!

I can't tell you how many times I said this (for years and years). But with 2 half marathons under my belt, I can proudly declare that I am a runner!

Here's the thing. Just because you aren't a runner doesn't mean you can't run if you want to. The question I get a lot is how to start when you've never run before.

My suggestion is to check out the "Couch to 5K" program over at Cool Running. The basic idea is you run for a short time and then walk for a longer time. Eventually increasing the time you run and decreasing the time you walk. Let me tell you, the feeling you get when you run that first 2-3 miles consecutively is like no other. It's like your walking on cloud 9 the rest of the day!

Throw away anything holding you back and prove to yourself that YOU ARE A RUNNER! And now anything is possible.

Want more tips? Just ask, I've learn a lot over the years and would love to share it with you! Stay tuned tomorrow for my running play list.

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Tunnel Vision

Am I the only one who suffers from chronic tunnel vision?

My natural self tends to be an all or nothing kind of girl. Like if I can't commit myself completely to something, I don't want to do it at all. But once I pick something to focus on, that's all I can see. I literally have to drag myself away to do something else.

Like recently, I've made a renewed effort to get healthy, to grow this blog and to pursue being a Beachbody Coach. And it's all I want to do. I don't want to clean the house (big surprise there!), do my PTA work (Oh I can do that tomorrow, right?), etc. Next week we're going camping with the fam & I just want to stay here so I can start my Turbo Fire rotation!!!

But here's the thing. I know that if I focus on one thing too much, there is major burnout ahead. Life is really about balance. Moderation. So how do you achieve balance in life, when you can't see anything but what you are focused on? No really, I'm asking you!

I'd love to follow up with your answers and maybe some insights I come across.

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