Changing it Up

So if I’m in a workout rut, or a body rut, or a whatever kind of rut I’m in I’m sure it means (as Shanti suggested) that I need to change things up.  But I think, maybe not just in the workout area. Maybe in every area.

Today I flipped through my Women’s Health “Get-Back-In-Shape Training Guide” that I’ve been hanging on to but doing nothing with for the last 6 months and I saw a 15 minute circuit workout that involves 4 moves with a resistance band (the whole circuit is done 3 times through).

It felt somewhat easy but good!  and I was inspired to then jump on the treadmill.  I knew I didn’t have enough time to get much mileage in (I was working out on my lunch break) so I ran 1 mile with a few sprints then stopped and checked my time.  Then I did 1 mile of steady pace and compared times.  It was fun because there was an attainable defined goal. I pushed myself because I knew I could and I wanted to. I’m not a fast runner. At all, like, my fast sprint time was a 10:17 mile and was working hard but the only way to get faster is to… get faster. It was a really good workout, it felt really good – a quick circuit and 2 miles.  Sweet!!

This morning I was thinking it might be nice to start focusing on a few different things.  I whipped out my camera and I’m going to try to remember to take note of things I find beautiful or interesting AND to take pictures of things I find beautiful or interesting.  So here are my pictures for the day




My glittery pink nails (only my left hand turned out and I was forced to strip the right hand fingernails.  I’m only glittery on the left side he he he!)







My self-decorated Starbucks mug filled with morning tea. I cut the pictures out of Australian Dance Magazine and it makes me happy when I look at it.











The back of my magazine.  I love this picture, even though it’s an advertisement, I just think it’s beautiful.










A selfie I took displaying my Mom’s engagement ring, a gift to my father from his father to give to my mother when my parents wanted to get married many years ago (and subsequently a warning that, despite what they said in the 80’s a girl can, in fact, have too much blue eyeshadow). I find it beautiful. and it makes me think warm thoughts about my grandfather and my parents. I just started wearing it recently. I think I’m a little homesick…








A picture someone else took of me while I was having fun last weekend on the lyra with rock star violinist.






And last but not a picture, the quote Paulo Coehlo put up as his facebook status today :”The light of love flows out of one’s soul, but often it goes nowhere because it’s blocked by pain.”

What did you find beautiful/interesting today? How do you get yourself out of a rut?


About Coco

Dancer, performer, cosmetologist and now first time mum. I spent my life traveling the world as a performer. Now, the next chapter is unfolding...

Posted on October 13, 2011, in 30X, Fitness. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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