Slipping on your New Year’s resolution? Spartan Race is an exciting potential solution

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Spartan Race. All opinions are 100% mine.

The Problem: Lacking Motivation

If you are anything like me and rest of America, you made a resolution back in January to lose weight, get in shape, eat healthier, work out more, etc. It’s now March and the basketball Madness is about to begin, bringing along plenty of excuses for your workout pals to ditch the gym.

You’re in a rut. The first two months of the year I am pumped to get fit and live a healthier lifestyle, but come March, I struggle to find the motivation to roll out of bed, put on my kicks, and hit the gym. Why does this happen? We are looking for a challenge to reach a specific goal with a deadline. This challenge can’t be just anything though. Losing X amount of weight is only exciting for a little while. You need to be passionate about this challenge.

If you’re worried about figuring out what that challenge is, worry not! I have a simple solution that will not only pump you up to get in shape, but the experience is a great adrenaline rush that will leave you wanting more.

The Solution: An Exciting Challenge

This challenge is called Spartan Race

Before you give me some obscene gesture with your hand and tell me off, l want you to know this race is different. Spartan Race isn’t like other 5Ks or half marathons. This race is an obstacle course, and it was designed to show working out doesn’t have to be torturous and it can be fun, entertaining, and challenging all at the same time.

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Maybe you are one of those individuals who have never participated in a race before. I was one of those people last year, and the idea of racing is intimidating. Spartan Race has a variety of different races all across the country. With different courses ranging from beginner trail races to hardcore warrior-like marathons, there is a race for any level of competitor who wants to get some mud on their shoes (you will literally get down and dirty on these obstacle courses).

Getting Started: Becoming a “Spartan Race Warrior”

Spartan Race has plenty of ways to help you get motivated and prepare for this challenging course, including daily workout schedule, a weekly newsletter, and inspiring blogs that will make you want to jump off the couch and make yourself a running beast (a good looking beast of course).

I am most motivated to workout when I have someone to hold me accountable. Find those workout buds that are trying to ditch, or find someone who has excellent will power and can hold you accountable. Whoever you find, ask them to take on this challenge with you. The whole process will become more fun and exciting if you have a teammate to push you to the ultimate goal: The Spartan Race!

To sign up and find a race near you, go to http://www.spartanrace.com/spartan-obstacle-racing-events.php.  Remember, it’s about setting an exciting challenge that you are passionate about. Now get off the couch and get ready to run the race of your life!

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About Amanda Lawson

A Wisconsinite stuck in Iowa, Amanda began her journey as a new baseball and Twins fan by sharing her experience on Midwest Sports Fans with the Beginning Baseball column. You can follow her on Twitter @AmandaRLawson to stay up-to-date on the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, and other sports information. Besides her work on MSF, Amanda also contributes her Packer knowledge at PocketDoppler and co-hosts every Thursday night on CheeseheadRadio.

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