Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Fitness Tip: Tell Your Mind to Shut the F*ck Up

Jogging Trail

Many of us make a New Year's resolution to get fit or lose weight, but instead of making that a goal for myself, I'm taking a different approach. In the process of training for the Hot Chocolate 5K (Yes, the chocolate was one of the reasons I'm doing this!) in March, I do hope to get in better shape and lose weight, but those are not the ultimate goals.

This year I'm going to do the 5K run and actually run the whole thing as opposed to walk/run. As I've probably mentioned before, there's a park close to my house where I go sometimes that has a 5K trail that goes around the whole park and golf course.

Today I decided to run in my neighborhood instead of going to the park, but as I laid in bed this morning, my mind kept coming up with excuses not to go running.

Oh, it looks like it's cold outside... (I live in San Diego! It gets cold here once in a million years!)

You don't like running on concrete, remember?

There's so much on your To Do list today! Those projects need to be done!

And on and on the excuses surfaced. I finally told my mind to shut the f*ck up. I got up, put on my running gear and walked/ran 2 miles.

I did it, and boy did it feel good!

Sometimes you have to do that - tell those negative voices in your head to shut up, especially when they're trying to stop you from doing good for yourself, telling you that you're not good enough, or telling you that you're not as pretty as you need to be.

Are you giving into the excuses not to accomplish your fitness goals?
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