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Usually when I work out I start to feel tired and ready to throw in the towel around fiveish minutes, so I just tell myself "just go until ten minutes and then see how it goes from there", by the time ten minutes rolls along I tell myself "just go until fifteen, it's only five minutes away." I keep doing this until I finish my workout and by that time I feel great and glad that I went so long!

- Submitted by VPOPPY01 11/17/2010 in Exercise | 17 Comments
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LEANMEAN2 4/11/2013 7:57:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
KALEWINE 4/6/2013 4:31:00 PM

    I've done something similar with swimming. I'd tell myself, "just another 1/8 mile.". That's how I got up to the 2 mile mark.
ELAINE571 4/6/2013 8:31:00 AM

    It is a helpful trick!
BANNERMAN 4/6/2013 2:06:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing.

Keep on Keeping on.
LCRUMLEY81 4/6/2013 12:13:00 AM

    great idea
HSKR_GRL 4/5/2013 4:30:00 PM

    I do the same thing. It is also the way I make it through work too.
CECELW 4/5/2013 3:43:00 PM

    How funny! Good to know i'm not the only one!
KEIANN1 4/5/2013 2:08:00 PM

LESLIE2561 4/5/2013 11:45:00 AM

    I'll have to try this one. Thanks for sharing.
LSIG14 4/5/2013 10:51:00 AM

    Yeah - isn't it amazing what a 5-minute workout can do! Just keep stretching it out!
BUTTERFLYCHEEK 4/5/2013 10:21:00 AM

    Glad to know I'm not the only one who does this.
DANIE0677 4/5/2013 10:11:00 AM

    I do this also.
BARBALVA 4/5/2013 9:56:00 AM

ALWAYSROSY 4/5/2013 9:02:00 AM

PYNETREE 4/5/2013 8:37:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing!
GINGERVISTA 4/5/2013 8:01:00 AM

    Works great, doesn't it!!! Thanks for the reminder! emoticon
KAREN42BOYS 11/17/2010 3:34:00 PM

    I've done that, too!

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