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What’s your biggest remaining challenge?

When I give myself time to think, it usually doesn’t turn out well

I find the trick to getting out and exercising is to do it with the least amount of self-talk possible beforehand.

That means being prepared: having the clothes ready, having the bag ready for the pool, or the iPod for the run, or whatever. Because, if I’m not ready… I stall. And think. And talk myself in and out of it. Usually out of it.

I’m not quite as bad about that as I used to be because I’ve come to treasure that time to myself. But it still helps me to just make it as easy for myself as possible.

No excuses. I know myself and I develop little tricks like these to deal with my weaknesses.

What about you? What little tricks to do you do to get yourself going?

Sat, January 17 2009 » Motivation, Persistence, Strategy

2 Responses

  1. Annette January 17 2009 @ 8:44 am

    hmmm….little tricks? Just do it….no excuses. I put my clothes on really fast so I won’t change my mind 😉

  2. Espressomama January 17 2009 @ 10:22 am

    So right! Apparently I started my workout about an hour ago LOL!