Thursday, May 20, 2010
Just push through
Forty-one minutes seems a little daunting, especially before work, so I try to think of it in terms of songs instead.
I figure 41 minutes is anywhere from 10-12 songs, so when I’m on the treadmill, I look at my time left and think of how many songs that will be.
Twenty minutes left? About five songs. Five songs is nothing. I can do it.
That’s basically how I power through every single day.
Silly? Maybe. But it works.
Here are some “motivational mantras” from “Fitness” magazine readers that I thought were pretty good:
“The more I push when I’m at the gym, the less I suck in when I’m in my skinny jeans.”
“I am my own superhero.”
“When running up hills, I repeat over and over, ‘Earn the downhill’ … and hope and pray there is a downhill on the other side.”
“No one ever said, ‘I wish I hadn’t gone to the gym today.’”
“On the last push on a run or Spinning interval, I repeat to myself, ‘You can do anything for 30 seconds.’”
What helps you push through?