My Instant Mood Boosters

Hey y’all! Welcome to today’s blog post. Today, I am going to be sharing my instant mood boosters! I hope you enjoy.

Here are my top 10 things I love to do that boost my mood. 🙂

  • Exercise/Stretch
    • After a workout, I always feel GREAT!
  • Play with my dog
    • My dog is ADORABLE btw haha
  • Listen to music
    • A great way to feel energetic and happier
  • Eat something
    • Food=good mood
  • Organize
    • When the space around me is organized, I feel better
  • Be with family or people you love
    • Surround yourself with people who love you!!
  • Take a nap
    • If I’m sad, sometimes a good nap is a great way to cure that 😉
  • Facetime a friend
    • I love to call my friends and stay in touch
  • Journal
    • Journaling is a great way to clear your head
  • Run or bike riding
    • Cardio really clears my head and makes me happier

Challenge: comment 5 things that instantly boost your mood. Then, whenever you feel down, do something from that list to help you feel happier 🙂

I hope you enjoyed! Remember, all of summer I am going to be posting 3x a week! Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are all days I will be posting!!! Have a GREAT week and continue running up your mountain.

-Sierra ❤

Workout Wednesday!

Hey everyone! Welcome to Workout Wednesday! Today I am going to be sharing a quick cardio circuit workout you can do at home. Comment if you’re going to try this one!

Let’s get started!

Circuit #1

  • high knees
  • jump squats
  • mountain climbers
  • sprint in place

Repeat!

Circuit #2

  • bicycles
  • plank jacks
  • ice skaters
  • heisman

Repeat!

YOU GOT THIS! Let’s get these gains!!

“When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.”

I hope you enjoyed! See you Sunday! Have a great week and continue running up your mountain!

-Sierra ❤

Sharing all things Summer

Hi everyone! Welcome to Sunday’s blog post. Today, I am going to be sharing all things summer! I get out of school Wednesday and I am SO excited for summer break! Let’s get started.

Starting next week, I will be posting 3x a week! Sundays will be for motivation, Wednesday’s workouts, and Friday will be something fun. I hope you are excited! 🙂

What are y’all’s plans for summer? What are your goals? Comment!

This summer, I have A LOT of cheer practices but I am SOOOO excited for them! My goal for summer is to get back into running and do 7-8 miles without stopping.

Now, I’ll be sharing my top 5 favorite things to do in summer.

  • Swim at the pool
  • Workout/Run
  • Bake
  • Be with friends
  • Watch TV/Netflix

Comment your fav thing to do in summer!

“LIVE IN THE SUNSHINE.”

Top 5 of my favorite stores to get cute summer wear and summer fun items.

  • Target
  • Forever 21
  • Old Navy
  • 5 Below
  • And any of your local/online boutique! My favorite is Pier33. Check it out!

https://shoppier33.com/

Thank you so much for reading today’s post! See you on Workout Wednesday!! Have an amazing week and continue running up your mountain.

-Sierra ❤

Workout Wednesday!

Hey y’all! Hope you enjoy this week’s workout! Comment below if you are going to do this one!

Biceps and Triceps Workout

  • wide bicep curls
  • bicep curl to overhead extension
  • single bent over row
  • skull crushers
  • alternating hammer curls

REPEAT 2X!

I did this workout yesterday and it burned!! In a good way of course 😉 haha

LET’S GET THOSE GAINS!!

“The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.” -Unknown

See you Sunday for some motivation! Have a great rest of your week

-Sierra ❤

Myth Busters-Fitness Edition

Hey y’all! Welcome to this week’s post. Today, I am going to be busting false fitness myths!

Hi!! How are y’all doing? Yesterday I got my first dose for the COVID vaccine! If you haven’t already, I encourage you to get it as well! It’s important to protect yourself AND others 🙂

LET’S GET STARTED!

Myth #1

  • Lifting weights will make you bulky
    • This is not true AT ALL. Some people are afraid to lift weights because they think they’ll end up superrr muscular and big. Weight training alone makes you strong, but not bulky. However, being bulky isn’t a bad thing and neither is having muscle. Lift your weights!!

Myth #2

  • Spot reduction works
    • This myth might disappoint some of y’all but doing 10 minute ab exercises won’t give you solid abs. Everyone has abs but they are just covered by fat. So, if you want more visible abs you have to reduce your body fat everywhere, not just your stomach. Therefore, core exercises alone won’t reduce stomach fat; but cardio and weightlifting along with some ab exercises will.

Myth #3

  • Static stretch before a workout
    • False! In order to prevent injuries, dynamic stretching is way more effective than static. Some dynamic stretches are knee hugs, arm circles, inchworms, etc. Static stretching is better for after a workout to help with flexibility and prevent soreness.

Comment if you would want a part 2!

Thanks so much for reading today’s post! Make sure to subscribe to my blog if you haven’t already and follow my Pinterest @Sierrarunz for more content. See you Wednesday for a workout!! Continue running up your mountain 🙂

-Sierra ❤

New Goals!

Hey y’all! Welcome to this week’s post. I hope you enjoy and leave feeling inspired.

Happy May! I can’t wait it’s already almost summer time!!!! SOOOO EXCITED!

New month. New goals.

My goals for this month are to be more productive in my day, stretch more often, and finish the school year strong. What are your goals for the month? Comment 🙂

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” -Unknown

This quote is SO true! Whatever your new goal is, make sure you have a plan that will help you achieve them!!

Since it is a new month, I want to see what content y’all want to read! Please fill out the poll to help me 🙂 🙂

Thank y’all so much for reading! See you on Wednesday for another workout! Continue running up your mountain.

-Sierra ❤

Workout Wednesday!

Hey y’all! Welcome to Running up a Mountain!! Hope you enjoy this quick workout 🙂

Every Wednesday, I am going to start posting a quick workout you can do from the comfort of your home. Feel free to do this with or without weights. Comment below if you tried this or are going to! Enjoy

10 MINUTE ARMS AND LEGS WORKOUT

Complete each exercise for 40 seconds followed by a 20 seconds rest to get in some cardio too!

  • squat to overhead press
  • plank to squat
  • deadlift to upright row
  • lateral lunge hops
  • burpees
  • wall sit hold with bicep curl
  • renegade row
  • push ups
  • bulgarian split squats
  • jumping jacks

Repeat as many times as you want! Let’s get those gains!!!!!!

“The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen.” -Unknown

If you want to see more workouts like this, come back every Wednesday or you can check out my Pinterest! @Sierrarunz

See y’all Sunday for some motivation! Have an amazing rest of the week and continue running up your mountain.

-Sierra ❤

Why Failure Can Be Okay

Welcome to this week’s blog post! I hope you enjoy and leave feeling inspired!

Raise your hand if you have ever failed at something. Raise your hand if you have ever used failure to push yourself to succeed.

I’m sure all of us have experienced failure in our life. But the question is, what do you do after you fail? Do you just quit and give up? Of course not. I used to always think failing at something meant that I was a failure. But that’s not even close to the truth. Failure is just a part of success.

For example: I’m pretty sure running up a mountain is difficult. You may stumble across rocks and fall in the dirt. But, falling forward still counts as progress. A fall with get you closer to the top. You see, obtaining success is difficult. You may encounter different setbacks and difficulties. But, even if you fail to overcome those obstacles, you’re still one step closer to success.

Failing at something just shows that you are on the road to success.

Failing and using that as motivation to work harder is okay. Failing and giving up is not okay.

Next time you fail, don’t get so down on yourself. Most people won’t even try at something for the fear of not being able to succeed. In order to succeed, you have to fail ❤

I hope you enjoyed this week’s post! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any content! See you Wednesday for a workout!!!

-Sierra ❤

Spring Must Haves

Hey y’all! Welcome to this week’s blog post! Today, I am going to be sharing some spring essentials! Hope you enjoy

SPRING NECESSITIES!!

  • Sunglasses! Especially where I live, it can get super sunny during this time.
  • Swim Suits! I ❤ swimming! It’s super fun and a GREAT workout!!
  • Sandals! You can find super cute ones at Target or even Walmart.
  • Nail Polish! Pastel colors are in right now.T
  • Tote Bag! Whether you’re going to the beach or staying home, its so beneficial to have a bag!
  • Flowers! I love to look at spring flowers! My personal fav are petunias.
  • Journal! You can bullet journal your goals to help you stay focused. Don’t forget your cute pens!
  • Anything Burnt Coral! It’s the color of the season and so trendy
  • Beach Hat and Sunscreen to protect your skin!
  • *THE MOST IMPORTANT* ….. My Blog! Expect to see way more motivational and FUN content in the upcoming months!
  • Comment your spring essential!

    Hope you enjoyed this week’s post! See you VERY SOON for some inspiration and workouts 😉

    Continue running up your mountain!

    -Sierra ❤ ❤ ❤