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    SADWHITEWOLF   21,084
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How I break through work-out reluctance.

Friday, March 29, 2013

In no particular order:

-Get Dressed. I have specific workout clothes. One I have gone through the trouble of wrestling on my sports bra, braiding back hair, lacing up sneakers, etc. I feel obligated to do SOMETHING.

-Reset mental motivator. Remember why I am doing this, and how proud I am that I keep doing this. Remember how much I have been loving the results!

-Log onto Spark People for inspiration.

-Drink water, stretch, start to play my workout music. Let the motivation start.

-Bargain with (hopefully trick) myself. Really don't want to today. Ok, well let's just get on the treadmill for 15 minutes, walking, not running. At least stretch the legs, get the blood flowing. This tactic often leads to a full workout once I get going. (This also works during said work out for sprints, ok, I will at least run for two minutes...maybe 3....oh let's keep going!)

-Bargain with myself (part2) If I get my workout out the the way I can spend the rest of the day/evening doing (insert somewhat lazy activity or reward here)

-Pray for strength and motivation. Remind myself that the maintaining of this body is a stewardship. (channel Jimmy Buffet in spite of myself and get song stuck in my head, "I treat my body like a temple, you treat yours like a tent")

-Tell myself how nice and warm I will be after (only works in the WINTER, I hate being cold)

-Remember how GOOD (proud) I feel every time I finish.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BOOKWORM27S 3/31/2013 8:09AM

    Excellent advice!

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STODD251 3/30/2013 3:48PM

    Good motivation!

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CAMAEL100 3/30/2013 4:21AM

    I find it hard to get motivated as well, especially in the winter!

Good ideas on getting going!

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RUDITUDI2000 3/30/2013 1:00AM

    Yes! Good for you! emoticon

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PINKREDYELLOW 3/29/2013 12:30PM

    I absolutely agree with you! Great job! Keep it up! April is my birthday month, I want to put a dent in my weight. emoticon emoticon

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ILOVEFOOD590 3/29/2013 10:15AM

    Nice! emoticon

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