One of the biggest challenges for busy middle age athletes is finding time to consistently train for a race or to conduct offseason training. This article and the video will give you some really simple strategies to accomplish more & build your confidence.
I often find myself helping to motivate runners who are stuck because they’ve fallen behind in their training schedule or perhaps they’ve been injured and they feel they’ll never get back into shape. Does this sound like you?
The above short video provides some really simple proven strategies to complete large tasks, build self confidence & change the way you think to allow yourself to overcome obstacles.
I love the theory about “chunking.” It just makes sense. Think of the old saying about how to eat something the size of an elephant. “One bite at a time.” Seems obvious, but we can use this when were running or completing HIIT workouts. Don’t worry about how you could ever finish the last 5 miles of run, just break it down into mile (bite sized) increments and you’ll make the task a lot easier to accomplish.
Another strategy is understanding your “why.” This one helps when you’re struggling to get out the door to train. Especially if you need to run early in the morning, when it’s dark or wet/cold. Why do you need to workout? What’s the reason you need to get in shape? What happens if you skip this workout? Only you can answer your why, so think about it and write it out on a 3″x5″ card so you don’t forget.
The video walks through 3 other simply to implement strategies. Give it a quick watch and then come back so you can answer the following question.
How do you stay motivated to workout, get big projects accomplished or to simply remain a positive force?