Running is a great hobby, but one that requires some commitment. Whether you are a dedicated runner with the aim of completing a marathon, or an aspiring runner who merely wants to pick up an enjoyable hobby, setting goals for the year ahead is a powerful way to both keep yourself on track and push yourself forward.
Setting the right goals in the right way is essential for success. If your goals are too lofty, too easy, too airy-fairy or out of sync with your true self, you will struggle to make progress.
While it can feel overwhelming, there are things we each can do to help protect the environment, even when we work out. It may seem like just a drop in the ocean, but all those drops add up and can have a meaningful impact.
There are many ways we can be sustainable when we exercise, from buying high quality exercise gear to ditching the treadmill and heading outdoors.
Here are some sustainable exercise ideas to get you inspired...
Choosing the best activewear for the kind of exercise you are planning is essential. Your comfy yoga pants may not translate well to a high-intensity workout. And those low waisted shorts you wear for jogging may prove distracting for both you and the person behind you as you bend forward into a downward facing dog in yoga class!
While comfort and practicality are important, wearing garments that make you feel confident can help get you into the right mindset for an awesome workout.
Here’s how to pick the best activewear for different workouts. That way, you can focus on getting fit and strong without any distraction.
Anna Claire Thompson has gone from an ordinary mum to an international powerlifter! At age 30, with three small children, a sedentary lifestyle and chronic back pain, Anna took on weight training which eventually led her to represent New Zealand as a Powerlifter.
Anna has represent New Zealand several times at the Commonwealth and Oceania Powerlifting Championships around the world. And she is not ready to stop yet!