To keep running on the treadmill and make my time and distance for the day, I imagine myself in a hot outfit going out with the girls during the moments I just want to quit. It really tracks my mind from wanting to stop!
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Running on the treadmill, climbing the stairmaster, or riding a stationary bike can get pretty boring, especially if you forget your headphones. One thing I love to do is pick someone who's on the same machine and put myself into competition with them (in my mind, of course). For example, if I'm running on the treadmill, I'll pick someone who's kicking a$$ and try to jump on a treadmill next to them. I then decide that I'm either going to run faster or longer, or both than them.
I'm a little nosey so I pick someone to run next to and look at their speed/distance. A little friendly competition never hurt anyone!!
I like to run outside but it seems like I'm running so much slower than on a treadmill. Nike + iPod keeps track of my pace, time, calories and distance traveled while playing my favorite music. Turns out I wasn't running any slower after all. The best part is, you can use it with any running shoe.
To keep myself motivated and enjoying my workouts, I watch my favorite shows or listen to my favorite music ONLY when I workout so that I enjoy my runs and associate positive things with running on my treadmill. I think back to the positive things about working out when I feel too tired to run.
This keeps me motivated to get on the treadmill and stay on while I get to enjoy my shows and playlists. After each workout I think about how much I enjoyed running while watching a show and that I feel great for completing a great run! The positive thinking keeps me going back day after day.
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