"Pursue your goals, but never lose sight of the reality of things." -Amy Suto
This post is by my brother. He was like, ‘hey Amy! I think your followers are the coolest, most beautiful/inspiring/wonderful people on the planet. Can I write a post for them?’ Spoiler alert: I said yes.
You can find his Tumblr here. I know if you followed him and/or left him a message, he’d probably explode with happiness.
Q: What’s the secret to an awesome workout?
Everything works better with music: driving, homework, showers, awkward moments, movie montages, but especially working out. I’m a big runner, like my lovely sister. I use apps like lolo treadmill that speeds up my music to match the pace of my workout.
The big guys at The New York Times did a study regarding music’s effect on workouts. When uptempo music played, it motivated the participants to push harder and enjoy the burn.
There are only two species that respond to music at a physical level: Humans and songbirds. Our bodies want to line up our legs and arms to the beat of the music which can easily be manipulated by today’s software.
So what does this mean for you? Customizing playlists with your favorite up-tempo music may add the extra boost you need to push through your next plateau! Unleash your inner song bird!
Bad day at work? Falling off the healthy-lifestyle wagon? Your long standing almost-boyfriend decides he’s better off with a 100lb blond, self-absorbed model than you, even though you’ve always been there for him through everything and your chemistry undeniable?
Yeah. Shit happens.
Solution: Go running.
Weather heartbreak and stress by lacing up your sneakers, not reaching for the ice cream.
Because one day, I’m going to find somebody who will pick me over the airheaded swimsuit model.