Motivation vs. Discipline

 

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Here we are in Week 2 of the workout program, and I find myself learning the difference between being motivated and disciplined. Motivation is a good thing it is what gets you started in something you are trying to achieve or do. To keep something up I learned you need to be disciplined because motivation can come and go. I’ll be honest, this morning I did not have one ounce of motivation to get out of my bed and do a Wednesday arms and abs workout? I mean how much fun does that sound to you? Thankfully I quickly realized I would be tired after class and would not want to do the workout at the end of the day.. So low and behold I got out of bed and did the 30 minute workout and felt good for the day. Was I perfect? Nope. Was I tired? You bet.

What I am learning this week is that you don’t have to be perfect nor should you expect to be. It is all about progress, which takes time and patience. You cannot expect to see changes over night, but in a weeks time I feel a bit stronger. This is not to say one week and yup fitness expert.. No this is simply saying one week can make a difference in how you feel. One week helps you to feel a bit more confident and a bit more prepared for the following week. Next week I’ll be talking the importance of fueling your body with proper foods in order to have energy too keep up with HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts. That is all for now.. Cheers

-Melissa

 

 

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Feedly.. My thoughts?

Until last week, I had never heard of or used feedly.. EVER. I am still unsure on how I feel about it but I see its benefits but still I feel I can find blogs I enjoy on my own without using that. That being said Feedly allows me to find many blogs with usefuls resources and tips and you can specify and narrow down what you are looking for. I find it useful for not only Education and Teacher blogs but for finding a vast range of bloggers on many different topics.

How I went about finding certain blogs was first searching up things like “education” “teachers” and I found a few but found my results were better when I was more specific in what I was searching. I started searching up specific grades and topics and found blogs I enjoyed more.

One blog I found that I enjoyed is The Teaching Studio. This site provides tons of resources and ideas for tackling difficult math lessons!

The Teaching Studio

My Learning Project

For my learning project I decided to start a new exercise guide, while also joining the online community for support, advice and tips. In doing this I will be able to watch videos to check my form and technique. The program I am doing runs 12 weeks, and hopefully by the end of the program I will improve my overall strength and endurance. Joining an online community will help me stay motivated and connected to a group of people learning just like I am. I am excited to see my progress in this journey and how I can better myself in the online community. I am passionate about doing this and excited to see how I can improve.

 

-Melissa

My Tech Background!

I really have a love-hate relationship for technology. I love knowing how to use technology and all the cool features it allows us to do. What I hate is when there is problems with technology or if I do not know how to do something. I find it frustrating and hard to keep up with technology, and my problem isĀ  I want to know how to do it all. I would say I am fairly decent with technology and learning new things, but compared to some people I would definitely be considered very amateur. I am excited to see what I can learn from this course about blogging and hopefully any other cool information about technology!

 

-Melissa