I'm a beginner runner. I find distance running very difficult. So now when I want to end the running, I ask myself, "What's wrong with me that I feel I need to stop?" Then I do a quick pain/body check. "My legs are fine, my abs are doing fine, my lungs are working and feeling great, my arms will keep going. I'm doing great and have no reason to stop!" This keeps me going sometimes even way past the goal I've set for myself that day.
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Whenever I find myself thinking about my exercise (ie: running) and I'm tired, I end up talking myself out of it. If I stop my mind chatter and go thru the motions, I get myself out there and am glad for it. The less I think about it, the more I do it.
I love Tae Kwon Do and rarely "think" about talking myself out of it. Running isn't my first love, but I do love the races. It's what keeps me going but I can easily talk myself out of a run by thinking to much about it, even if it isn't negative thoughts. Just something I've learned about myself
I live in the heat and to work up a sweat i run in place when the dogs are out they take there time and i get to work out at the same time and they go out a lot and sometimes they just want to run and play so i let them cause i can not go to far cause of my oxygen so i get work outs that way mild but still work outs
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