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Full body Kettlebell workout + Excuses, excuses, excuses…. #MotivateMe

If you’re new here, #MotivateME Monday is a weekly link-up co-hosted by myself and Run Mommy Run for accountability and encouragement. It’s a place for us to share goals, plans, successes and have each other to pick us up to keep moving forward.

Happy Monday!  I sat down to write this week’s #MotivateMe Monday post and I realised I didn’t have very much to say.  This week I came up with one excuse or another to skip my workouts.  Work is too busy to go for a run on my lunch break, I’m too tired, I have to take the girls to hockey, etc…. I even blew off an opportunity to run this morning because I was “too tired” after taking my youngest to her 6:15 am hockey game.  When I realised I was just making excuses,  I put down my laptop, grabbed my phone (seconds timer app) and my kettlebells and did 3 sets of a full body workout before sitting down to write this post:

Full body kettlebell workout

I need to stop and realise more often that I feel so much better if I do a workout then if I sit and wallow in my excuses.  Skipping workouts is not getting me to where I want to be.  

This week I ran 5.8 km around the park on Tuesday during my lunch break.  It unfortunately took a lot of of self-motivation, I don’t know why it’s taking me so much mental effort to get out there.  Then, on Wednesday morning I ran 3 x 5 min speed repeats – it was a lot of fun!  For some reason I couldn’t muster the internal strength to run again on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Last month I ran my highest mileage month in a LONG time, why don’t I want to continue that?  Why am I making so many excuses?

My goal for this month was to take it easy on myself, and not to get down for missing workouts.  So next week is a new week.  A week to put the excuses away and to just do it.

This week’s fitness plan: 

Monday: 55 minute moderate intensity run (50 min 70-80% max HR) 
Tuesday: Kettlebell strength workout
Wednesday: 40 min intervals (3 x 5 min @80% max, 2 min 70%) 
Thur: 5k easy lunch run
Friday: 40 minute easy run (20 min 70-80% max HR) 
Saturday: Kettlebell strength workout
Sunday: 75 min easy run (60-70% max HR) 

Have a healthy and active week everybody!

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