When I workout in the first 5 minutes i start slow and in the last 5 minutes i push myself to finish strong and not let up on my workout intensity. For example if i go for a 45 minute run, I walk for 5 minutes before i start jogging then the last 5 minutes i sprint.
Don't forget to add on a 2 minute cool down period after your workout.
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I am a big fan of Jackie Warner's Thinervention show. The one thing that she i always telling the people who are trying to loose weight and become healthy is "finish strong". So when I am working out and I get tired and feel like giving up I hear her say "finish strong" and that encourages me to not only to continue but to finish. By the end am feeling great and energized!!!!
When I run, I lose my breath quickly and have to stop to walk often. Now, I have slowed down so that I can keep going, no matter what. My mantra has become, "It's not the speed; it's the completion of the task." I even used this to finish a 10 K, although at a snail's pace.311
Slow and steady has not allowed me to WIN any races, but it has allowed me to FINISH a few.
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