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Push Yourself A Little More!


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Ever been working out, then realized your not pushing yourself to your max? Next time, pay attention to how hard you're working and push yourself to your limit! It feels so good afterwards!

In my Step class sometimes I start fooling around because it's fun, then I realize I'm not working as hard as I can be, so I make every step more defined and put more energy into every thing I do!
- Submitted by TALITHABITA 7/19/2010 in Exercise | 20 Comments
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SH9719 9/7/2012 8:12:00 AM

    Even walking my dogs, I work hard to increase my pace. I have an iPod that allows me to track my pace. I try to keep my self above 3 mph. I even walk in place when the dogs stop.
JPEARL127 9/8/2012 9:54:00 AM

    My husband's legs started bothering him, so he stopped his daily walks, which were actually OUR daily walks, and I have quit, too--I know that I need to walk, but I don't like walking alone, and no one in my neighborhood seems to be a walker. I'm beating myself up for not walking, but I'm also not motivated to go to use the treadmill, which is just a stairway away from my knitting and me!
SUNSET09 9/7/2012 1:02:00 AM

    It can also get easier which means you're not pushing yourself to your limit. Increase the weights, miles, etc whatever it may be and watch the difference in your weight , your endurance and your confidence! Good point emoticon emoticon
CHERYLSBUTT 10/9/2012 1:20:00 PM

    I truly enjoy group exercise...I am not sure if its the laughter or what but I feel terrific after one of the sessions. Needing time alone...I decided to go workout when my facility was closed to the pubic. A little silence and concentration went along way to make max out my workout!
HYATTI1 9/9/2012 11:30:00 AM

    Good advice but not so easy to take.
LEANMEAN2 9/9/2012 6:52:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
GEORGE815 9/8/2012 4:09:00 PM

    Not all of us can afford personal trainers like the movie stars and professional athletes. So we must monitor our own physical fitness progress. We must make time for this like sleep, eating, and work activities.
TULAA3 9/8/2012 3:47:00 PM

    A good check in!
CJOHNSTON2001 9/8/2012 1:34:00 PM

    there are times when I fine I should be pushing harder/longer,but some times its very hard to do when you have alot of medical issue going on.I do realy try harder on my better days,and I do stretching/walking 6 or 7 days weight is staying level.and I feel good about that,good luch to all emoticon emoticon
MRSTAZMAYO 9/8/2012 5:43:00 AM

    You are your best competition!
LYNCHD05 9/7/2012 6:31:00 PM

    I need to be more aware of this. Thanks for the reminder.
WHERERMY62KEYS 9/7/2012 4:20:00 PM

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NAOLEE 9/7/2012 3:35:00 PM

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EPATTEN79 9/7/2012 10:55:00 AM

    If I'm not sweating and breathing a little hard then I'm not working hard enough.
GINGERVISTA 9/7/2012 10:31:00 AM

    Am working on this myself, since I'm 6 1/2 weeks post-surgery, am trying to be a little less cautious, since the only after-effect still is shortness of breath (had tumor/one lobe removed from lung....& me, never a smoker). emoticon
ZIEKEPPLER 9/7/2012 10:02:00 AM

    On the treadmill, I like to change up increasing the speed or raising the incline if I'm not breathing hard enough. I don't trust the heart rate monitors on those things--they vary too much.
CLARALAW 9/7/2012 9:42:00 AM

    I have recently taken notice of this. Thank you for the reminder. emoticon
CMORISAK 9/7/2012 7:08:00 AM

    sometimes I feel like I need to push myself a Lot more
KRISUA 9/7/2012 5:15:00 AM

ABAILEY13 7/20/2010 10:09:00 AM

    I agree When you work out you should try and sat a goal and work as hard as you can to accomplish it. You can start with small goals and accomplish them first and reach for bigger ones later.

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