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The Millennial's Guide To Changing The World Review

This post is sponsored by The Millennial's Guide To Changing The World book by Allison Sher.

I was given a digital copy of this book. I thought that it would be good to read, even though I am a Gen X'er. There is just so much talk about the Millennial's right now that I thought that it would be good to get to know what is going on inside their head.

About the Book  The Millennial's Guide to Changing the World teaches young people everything they need to know to change the world, while building a happy, healthy adult life for themselves. It explains how our current social systems work, the challenges young people are inheriting and how millennials can step into our power to create a critical mass conversion to solve them. Everything from politics to spirituality to love relationships to education to sex to economics to mental health is covered. And it includes 50 or so juicy, true life stories from millennials across the country…

Struggling With Consistancy

I'm motivated, and then I'm not.

With the New Boy around, I really struggle with breaking away from the couch to spend an hour or 2 alone with the greenbelt. My weight is up 4 pounds since this last summer. It's not a lot, but hard enough for me to get rid of when its there.

I want to do the 50K I did last year, again this year. But with the training plan I have going on above, it would really hurt if I did attempt it. I want to really win and place in more races in 2014. I can't really do that if I struggle with being consistent in my workouts.

Good news is my work schedule has been switched around and has been just perfect for working out after work. I feel silly when I have the whole gym to myself, and I don't do some form of lifting for at least a half hour to an hour after.
From my IG
Monday, I ran around the indoor track for almost an hour. The 2 weeks previously, I spent a couple hours total doing supersets for my upper body and rowing on the rowing machine.

I want to swim in the pool but being in a swim suit with people around - so scary! Plus my swimming ability is so weak. I don't know if I can do anything other then float/backstroke. Although, I did get brave and get in the hot tub for a few minutes.

I also took a post-run selfie with my swimsuit on.

Not totally happy
Actually, I took 2 and that pic above is the 2nd one. I will not post the 1st one on this blog - ok I lie. I will. It is what I am using for motivation to be more consistent with my workouts! 

We are not going to have this any bigger on the blog but I look at it often on my phone!
My Athleta suit used to be tighter a year ago. Now, it fits a little baggy.  But my thighs seem a little more flabby then what they were last year. I don't know if it is healthy to use current unflattering pics of myself as motivation to workout and be more consistent with my running?

But I am. I am my own motivation.

What do you do for motivation? Swimsuit selfies? Healthy motivation or no?


  1. I think it's a good idea. Just don't focus on how "bad" you were. I think you look great!

  2. Awe you look good! I still haven't gotten a swimsuit. Everyone tells me Athleta is the place to go but I had a suit from there many moons ago and the bra pad things would migrate and fold. Drove me nuts. Do you have a race coming up? That's always what keeps me running.

  3. I'm with ya on the consistency struggle! I had a great run streak going, then tanked it. Hoping to get back out tomorrow.


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