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7/16/18 7:32 P

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Mantras help. "Fitter every step," is a good one for walks, run, treadmill, stair stepper, elliptical. "Fit and Fine, fit and fine, fit and fine" helps on any task.

Those work for me. Perhaps something else will motivate you. Best wishes!


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7/15/18 9:30 P

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My biggest challenge is keeping mental focus. i lower my intensity because my mind and body get distracted. i dont always need mental motivation, i need to stay focused

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7/13/18 8:47 P

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I tell myself I can do 8 more. Or just 10 min. When I am running I chant "just keep going" until I am done. Hope some of tips help.



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7/13/18 8:43 P

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Mine is always the thought that I do not want another heart attack! So daily exercise for me is non negotiable and I actually love it.

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7/13/18 8:05 P

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Just thinking how much better I will feel & look.

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7/13/18 7:22 P

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Definitely music.

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7/10/18 9:03 A

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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 emoticon



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7/8/18 6:47 P

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Mine is music for sure....good fast beats make the workout fly by

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7/1/18 3:22 P

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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....
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7/1/18 10:55 A

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Music. Certain songs always make me want to push harder.

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7/1/18 10:44 A

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Loud music pumps me up! High beat dance music usually does it for me.

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6/30/18 2:19 P

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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 emoticon

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.


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6/30/18 1:18 P

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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.



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