Mind Over Matter

Sometimes we just get to the weekend and think it’s time to relax and do nothing….OR do everything. Cram it all in because it’s the weekend of course! I’m guilty of both. Before kids I would try to do everything and more. Burn out and fatigue would set in sometimes. I had have a hard time saying “no”. With two children now things have changed a bit. We try hard not to cram too much in when we are all together but sometimes you just have to and plan for the worst (tantrums, meltdowns and set backs).

motivation - your mind

It’s the same with running (or working out). You set a goal, commit to it but sometimes you just can’t achieve the outcome you want. I mentioned in my last post that this Thigh Challenge is about to get REAL! I’m not feeling overwhelmed but sure not looking forward to increasing the numbers. Oh well…..I signed up for it……I’m going to try to accomplish it. My goal is to make it to Day 16 (rest day) and any more I will consider it a bonus!

Mind over matter 🙂

Fall into Fitness Challenge update:

Friday was a rest day with the Thigh Challenge – which I am very thankful for … my body needed it. I took the girls and Maclean for a 25 minute walk in the afternoon.

I’m back at it today with Day 9 of the Thigh Challenge (30 lateral lunges, 55 scissors, 20 fire hydrants and 30 plie squat pulses –> DONE, hardest.day.yet. Plus I have an indoor soccer game tonight.

I absolutely love soccer…it’s my first love in sports, running is a close second.

Anna soccer  10 years ago

Soccer – my first love in sports

Do you have a hard time saying “No”?

What’s your favourite sport or activity?

Do you think it’s Mind over Matter ?

Enjoy your weekend!

Piper 🙂

5 thoughts on “Mind Over Matter

  1. At this moment in time, the gym and jogging is what I do. I enjoy it, and would hate to miss a day (I plan the days out!) I used to do Taekwondo when I was younger, I sat in a class not to so long ago, I’d love to get back into it, and try new things, specially pilates since a physiotherapist told me I should do it (about a year ago!)

    I also think that sometimes your body needs a rest but I do believe in Mind over Matter at the same time. 🙂
    Hope your soccer (we lot call it football!) goes/went well! 😀

  2. Ahhh so cool that you’re a soccer player! I’m horrible at it but always wished that I was good!

    I’m horrible at saying no…Many times I get overwhelmed because I say I’ll do too many things for people. I’m learning…slowly!

  3. I have gotten a lot better at saying no. A change in financial circumstances has meant that sometimes saying no is not a choice… it’s the only choice. It was hard at first but I have realised that the world isn’t going to come to an end if I don’t do everything. It’s much better to say no straight off the bat than to commit and then pull out.

    At the moment my favourite activity is Zumba. I have become a bit obsessed!

    I think a lot of things are mind over matter but then I think there are days where forcing yourself to do something is actually even worse that doing half a job. It’s all about balance.

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