Thursday, 23 July 2015

Finding The Motivation To Train

I was reading a fellow bloggers post about the Race for Life and felt inspired!  I think Cancer Research UK is a great cause and the race itself is a wonderful way to build up your fitness levels whilst honouring those you hold dearest.

Our family has been affected by cancer; it’s a dreadful unforgiving disease so it’s truly wonderful to see people fundraising so diligently.  I had a (minor) chest pain just pushing the boys on one of the rides at the park so I would definitely benefit from committing more time to exercising. 

I think knowing you had an event date to prepare for would give you the motivation to train for it.  Although it might prove difficult coming up with your own schedule when you have so many other things to juggle.  You need something to keep you focused because the next 12 weeks will pass quickly (especially when you consider 7 of them are the summer holidays with extra childcare commitments for many!).

It might be worthwhile subscribing to a digital coaching plan like the one at Kiqplan with suggested daily workouts and tips (“maintain focus”).  With a training plan perfectly tailored to your needs you can free up more time to focus on fundraising for the event itself.  Make sure you have set up a JustGiving page and shared it with your family, friends, neighbours, and work colleagues, basically anyone who will listen and then dig deeply into their pockets for you!

For those attempting the 5K race (just over 3 miles) there is the Kiqplan 5K app available on android or iOS.  It very cleverly uses information based on the steps you take and the calories you eat to come up with a plan most suited to you.  Before you know it you will be race ready and making your family proud!


Those extra-determined fundraisers doing the 10K race also have a special Kiqplan app just for them again available both on android or iOS.  If I ever attempt the event I will need ALL the help I can get so it’s a genuine relief to know you can get lots of support.  Nutritional advice would really help me, as I don’t think tea, cake and biscuits (my usual staples) are going to get me race ready anytime soon!!!

Not bad for £4.99 when you consider they also donate 20% of that figure back to Cancer Research UK.  So lock the fatty foods away, stock up on celery (actually the app recipes sound much more tasty!) and start jogging and lifting weights with your helpful personal trainer Kiqplan.


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