In addition to fast-paced music that I enjoy listening to in order to keep my energy up, if I'm feeling like I need help finishing out the set, I think encouraging thoughts such as "You're strong" or "Doing great" or "Let's try for one more rep" or something like that.
"Mistakes are the portals of discovery." -- James Joyce
Thought process or visualization for mental motivation during workout.
Thought process - I join a class,or workout with a friend -- I don't want to be lazy in front of others - I tell myself I only have to do 10 minutes, usually once I start, I can keep going, the hardest part for me sometimes is to get started. - I set up a pattern in the workout sometimes counting off the seconds from one interval to the next
June -- Pacific Time Zone Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out. - Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards. It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake. Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness. Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.
Music does it for me. If I forget my earbuds, I just can't quite get it together in the gym.
When I am doing cardio on the Adaptive Motion Trainer or Stationary Bike, I can often talk myself into going for "just one more song" or there has been a time or two when I felt just done and a certain song will come on and it is just, "Oh YEAH!"
I will finish my sets when doing weights, even if I pause and drop down a level to do it.
Marni - HWNHMMBRD HST Waianae, Hawaii Golden Phoenix BL CHALLENGE BeLeaf in Yourself Fall 2018 Golden Phoenix "Don't fail until you fail." ~Prince Talon, "Shalador's Lady"
current weight: 183.4
Fitness Minutes: (16,094)
46 7/30/18 3:35 P
Today I put on an exercise DVD that I hadn't done in a while. It was purchased when I was younger and it is now much too fast paced for me. I did what I could and kept moving even though I couldn't follow her at all times. When the 25 minutes were done, I threw the darned thing away and took out another dvd that I enjoy for tomorrow. Moral: congratulate yourself on doing ANY extra movement that is above and beyond your ordinary routine and find something you truly enjoy. Congratulate yourself every day on any small steps you take......they add up! Thinking you're not doing enough is a sure fire way to lose interest in exercise and not do anything at all.
Fitness Minutes: (202,603)
7/20/18 2:25 P
If a workout is too hard for me, I must confess I don't push through it. I do as much as I can do comfortably, and I increase intensity or duration gradually, as I get stronger. I'm a lazy woman if it's about intensity - but I'm good at consistency so eventually get there!
Goal weight: 58 +- 1 kg /// 128 +-2 pounds CET (Europe, Hungary)
Maintenance Lessons Learned: -go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase -just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing -work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood -do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work -avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings
366 Maintenance Weeks
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10,712 7/16/18 7:32 P
If I'm not following a workout video then like other's said music helps to keep distracted but if I am following a video and I'm feeling like quitting early I try to visualise Wonder Woman and try to make her proud
"If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you." Call me Sandy.
September Minutes: 612
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7/8/18 6:47 P
As long as those last few reps aren't more than you really should be doing (!)… just take a deep breath, remind your inner child ---you know, the whiny one--LOL---WHY you are doing them, and that you really DO have the inner strength to see it through. Having a serious conversation with yourself always works!!
I also have a few old favorite songs which I will actually *sing the words to* to distract my mind when I get in a difficult place out biking or hiking.... patti
Patti "The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." Gandalf: Lord of the Rings
current weight: 138.2
Fitness Minutes: (44,382)
9,393 7/1/18 10:55 A
My playlist is what gets me through...alot of fast paced rock n roll,rap metal and heavy metal .....kinda gets the anger factor going
I love these words by Winston Churchill and hope to live by them: Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.
Does anyone have a good mental thought process or visualization you use to push through a workout? Sometimes on set 2 of a strength training workout I stop a few reps early because my muscles feel tired. I always feel a little disappointed in myself for not pushing through.