Get Your Head In The Game
We’ve all had those times when we’ve struggled to complete our exercise. It feels like we’ve already pushed ourselves to the limit, even though we still have a way to go, and we want to just throw in the towel and quit. The thing is, if we give in, we’re never going to improve; we’re never going to reach the peak of our own personal physical fitness, and that just isn’t an option.
So, whether you’re a lifter, runner, power walker or martial arts master in training, or you just want keep your blood flowing here are some tips to help you push through that tough workout and keep going:
It might sound simple, but just telling yourself that you can keep going; that you do have more to give can be enough to get you through. Channel your inner Little Engine That Could, and if you think you can, chances are you will.
Create a Pumped Up Playlist
Buy a pair of the best workout headphones you can afford, attach it to the device of your choice and put together a high octane playlist of all of your favorite pumped up jams. When you’re struggling to complete a set, or run that last kilometer, press play and you’ll get a fresh rush of motivation that will see you through.
Try a Change of Pace
If you’re really struggling to complete your workout, then changing the pace for a few minutes can help. This could mean transitioning between running and a slower jog or switching from press-ups to power walking for five minutes before ramping things up again.
Hire a Personal Trainer
If things really just aren’t working out for you and you find yourself regularly checking out of your exercise sessions without pushing yourself, or even completing them, then it could be worth hiring a personal trainer. Having someone who you’re accountable to and who will motivate you to do better is one of the best ways to actually achieve more.
The thought of completing a 10k run might be enough to make you give up and check out 4 kilometers in, but if you break it down, so that you only have to run 2k five times, meeting lots of little mini goals, although the ultimate aim is the same, it can really change the way you think and prevent you from quitting.
Try a Fitbit
Buy a Fitbit, or whichever fitness tracking device you prefer, and you’ll be amazed how much more motivation you have when you can track everything you do down to the smallest details. Even if you want to give up, you won’t want to mess up your stats, so you’ll keep on going. It’s really odd how much of a difference this can make, but it really does work.
Promising yourself a healthy reward for completing the entirety of your workout is another good way to get your head in the game.
Enjoy your next workout; you’re gonna kill it.
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