The hardest part of exercise for me is just getting out the door whether I'm going to the gym or for a walk. I trick myself by saying,"it's only thirty minutes" and that's enough to make me think, "okay, I can do that.' However, what I find is once I'm moving my exercise is usually twice that time
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If you're ready to quit think to yourself "can i make it through just one more minute" and when that minutes up... think the same thing -- before you know it, you've done another ten, fifteen, or thirty minutes. 224 Even if you just get that one more minute in, it's one more towards your goal!
Thirty minutes on a treadmill or reclining bicycling seems a lot of time but if you set the display to time elapsed until you get to 15 minutes and time remaining for the last 15 minutes it just doesn't feel like much. After all it's only 15 minutes!
I know this is a head game but sometimes it helps you to keep on going. "I only have ___ minutes to go." or " I've only been exercising ______minutes." Breaking it up mentally into two segments just makes exercising more manageable.
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