Staying Motivated

by Amanda Lanum 

We are just six and a half weeks from the Kansas Marathon, Half and 5K... and I feel far from trained! It's been tough to motivate myself to go to the gym, hit a trail for a jog, or even pop in a workout DVD and get moving in my own living room. I don't know what's caused the stalemate, but I know I need to get out of this slump and get my rear in gear... literally!

It's time to hit the refresh button. Here's how:  I just got new running shoes and I'm ready to break them in (gotta run to do that!). To keep from getting bored with my training schedule, I'm going to take a few classes at the gym. I'm thinking about kickboxing and spinning. Step aerobics is a fun one, too. Looking back on how far I've come also always helps remotivate me.

How do you stay motivated to workout or live healthy? What are your best tips for refreshing your routine when it gets boring?

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