I wanted to be able to jog 6.2K by the end of the summer.  Then I changed my goal to 5K by the end of the summer.  In order to do that I figured that if I got out to jog at least 3 times a week then I might be able to get it done.  I must say that perhaps this goal was a bit high, which is ok, but there is only 4 weeks left for me to attain this goal and at this point it looks like it won’t happen.  Maybe I will totally surprise myself and do it, which would be great!

Why am I not on track?  The heat.  Life.  Trying to get things together before the big move.  The big one.  Not being motivated to wake up in the morning before the heat turns on and get out there and jog.  Oh jogging partners where have you gone?  Come back to me!  Please!  I need you!  I cannot express enough how much better it is when you have someone to exercise with.  Whether it is going to the gym, going for a walk or a jog, doing a workout video at home, or playing a sport (like Tennis – here’s where I give a shout out to my Tennis Tuesday Buddies!).    I was talking to a friend about this today and it reminded me that I need this to keep me focused and on track.  Some people are motivated to just get out there and get going.  Me, not so much.

The goal for the next month?  Get out as much as I can and drink lots of water and don’t get discouraged if I don’t meet my big goal.

Do you work out best on your own or with a partner?  How do you stay motivate?  What do you do when discouragement starts to settle in?

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