Inspiration to maintain an exercise habit
July 20, 2014 3:43 AM Subscribe
I am going through yet another slump in my regular pattern of exercising, not exercising, exercising, rinse and repeat. I'm looking for some inspiration in the form of books, podcasts, twitter accounts to follow, facebook groups, etc.
I am getting sadly familiar with my pattern of becoming inspired, deciding I am going to be fit/become a runner/lift weights, doing this thing for months, and then getting sick or having some sort of minor life upheaval, and giving up on it all (despite the fact that I always feel better and happier when I'm exercising). I know this is hardly a unique problem.
This time, as part of trying to create better habits for myself, I want to find some things to read and listen to remind me of the benefits of regular exercise, and to cocoon myself in a "everyone exercises, join the herd" bubble (as an attempt to emulate the "surround yourself with people who exercise" sort of advice).
I've previously read and found inspiring "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running" and "Born to Run". I enjoy blogs like "Fit and Feminist". I was part of a 30 day facebook group doing a fitness challenge, and enjoyed seeing celebratory posts of achievements pop up on my facebook feed. Can you recommend other things along those lines that I might enjoy - exercise related books, blogs, podcasts, twitter accounts that you find inspiring? (I'm not interested in fitspiration images, more things like physical or fitness achievements that aren't looks-related - following along with someone training for a specific event, for example.) Googling brings up enormous amounts of things, and I'm hoping for some more personal recommendations.