Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Exercise Motivation Tip No. 3: Don't Expect Perfection
Another pitfall is all-or-nothing thinking, a perfectionist way of looking at life that leads to giving up when you miss a day or two or your workout doesnít go well. If you accept going in that there will be some sidesteps on your fitness journey, youíll be better mentally prepared to deal with setbacks. Expect that you'll get sick from time to time, and be psychologically prepared to miss a few days of exercise when that happens. Donít let it be an excuse for giving up. To keep injuries from sidelining you, do your best to prevent them by warming up, cooling down, stretching properly -- and not doing too much too soon.