It’s all about mind over matter, not matter over mind when it comes to your workout. Remember this next time you’re running or working out. You’re body wants to trick you to stop when it gets tough. Don’t listen!! You’ll thank me. Let me explain….
I cannot count how many times I’ve heard, “my legs can’t go anymore or I cannot do one more rep.” You are what you let your body tell you.
I understand that you don’t want to hurt yourself, but your body always leaves a small reserve that has that extra something to get you through. Believe me. Whenever I have a race, I always kick it into high gear when I know I am close to the finish line. Secretly, I also want to pass as many people near the finish as possible. I just pick them off one by one. HA!
From experience, I know my legs always have something left. Even if I feel like my legs will give out, mentally I know they wont. Have I trained my brain? Apparently, yes. If my legs were truly shot, it would be impossible for me to finish. Plain and simple.
I am the BOSS of my BODY. One if my favorite quotes is,”running is 90% mental, and the rest is physical.” Amen. Believe me, it gets easier. Even if the training gets tough…remember that the reward is WORTH it. It gets easier. You’ll have to less convincing.
When training gets hard, what do you do?
What are your tips?