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5 Minutes At A Time




When I'm running, I usually go for a goal of 30 minutes. But if I think about 30 minutes, I get intimidated. So I just take it 5 minutes at a time. After 2 1/2 minutes, you're halfway done. Then with the last minute, I think, I've come this far, why stop now? Then I feel motivated to keep going.

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  • i'm really going to try this to increase my endurance. thanks - by DCEJOHNSON1
  • I do like this - by DEB2013
  • Great Idea but for me its a non reality since I can not run. However putting the concept to other things...might help.

    Thanks for the tip.

    Joanna - by HYATTI1
    Thanks for sharing. - by BANNERMAN
  • Great info - by DELLMEL
  • 1AMCAM
    Great idea, I do the same thing when I'm swimming. It works. - by 1AMCAM
    Great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing. - by LOVINGKATE
    Great idea! - by VAINVT
  • Thanks for sharing - by LEANMEAN2
    Thanks for the tip. - by BANNERMAN
  • EXACTLY!! emoticon emoticon - by LALATIDAH
  • i find this works in other areas of my life too. if i dont want to do a task, and i just cannot get started, i set my microwave timer for 5, 10, or 15 minutes, and by then i am on a roll. - by LORIVIOLA
    I find myself doing the same thing! - by SHANNONY84
  • This is a tip that really works. I use it all the time. - by GWINNER1
  • Great idea! - by ROBB1N
  • This trick might help me. Thanks! - by PYNETREE
    I love this - by LCRUMLEY81
    I have started doing this when I am on the treadmill. I started with 10 minutes then add 10 minutes when I have 1 to go. I did 70 minutes last time. emoticon - by DIPSMOM

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