Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thursday Thoughts: Heigh-Ho, Whistle While You Work, and Other Motivation to Exercise

I'm a big fan of Disneyland.  (In fact, I'm wearing my Mickey Mouse sweatshirt as I compose this post.)  I love the cleanliness of the park, the smiles on the cast members' faces, and the music throughout the lands.  I love the fact that I can know Disneyland like the back of my hand, yet still see new details each time I visit.

I recently signed up to run a 10K race at Disneyland later this year.  I've never run that far before, and given the fact that I haven't been running regularly at all lately, I will definitely need to train.  No other 10K venue would have motivated me like Disneyland will.  I am so excited!  My oldest daughter also signed up, so we will be able to run together. 

Last year, youngest daughter and I completed the Never Land 5K at Disneyland


"Choose an activity you enjoy" and "Find a buddy" are cardinal rules when establishing an exercise habit.  Setting measurable goals and rewarding yourself are important, too.  I've covered all my bases with the Disneyland 10K. 

How do you find motivation to exercise?
Thanks for the vision of Walt Disney, and for my oldest daughter for running with me.



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5 comments:

  1. 10K?! Oh wow, that is ambitious Kristi! I wish you and your daughter the very best of luck. I have had friends motivate me as well to exercise but I find the best motivation is myself. I have learned over the years that I have to WANT to do it or I won't. It has to all come from me. Having a friend along does make it less boring though! LOL

    Have a wonderful day.

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  2. Yes, finding an exercise or activity you love is the best motivation. Sometimes it is difficult to find an exercise partner with similar abilities and endurance levels.

    Running is not a passion of mine, so I would probably walk the 10K rather than run it. ;oD

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  3. I am older than dirt so I remember when Disneyland opened. Every night my bedtime prayers ended with please let me go to Disneyland and that summer my prayers were answered! Probably one of the most magical of my childhood memories, I still love that place and feel just like a little kid whenever we go there.

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  4. How much fun is that? If it weren't for the running, it would be perfect fun. :) What a great experience for you and your daughter to share.

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