When you're working out alone, it's easy to call it quits 5 minutes early. One of the best things happened to me the other day as I was hitting the - (slow speed) on the treadmill... my power song came on! It was perfect and I hit + then +, then +, repeat!!!
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I noticed the other day that when the song I'm walking down the aisle to came on my ipod I wanted to run a little faster-even though it's a slower song! Download the wedding march or whatever song your walking down the aisle to & when you hear it-it will spur an extra power boost & make you want to push harder on your workouts so that you'll look wonderful in your dress on your big day!
I found when jogging, my pace tended to match the music I was listening to, and I found myself slowing down to certain songs. Find a song that has a beat comfortable to jog to, then make a playlist using songs with a beat near the same tempo, or throw in a few with a faster tempo to shake things up
This works for walking, cycling and other exercises as well!
When making playlists for working out don't just pick upbeat songs but pick songs that have lyrics that really inspire you. I find that sometimes even slower songs with inspirational lyrics that you wouldn't consider workout songs work really well for me if I'm at a point in my workout when I am tired but need to push through.
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