Thursday, December 08, 2011

Exercise - Some Thoughts

I was honored last weekend to be part of a group of runners who dedicated cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir time and effort to complete cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Las Vegas half marathon with me. Many of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se folks were running cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 longest cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y'd ever run before on that day and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y all finished. One of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 more common topics of conversation that I overheard afterwards was how being cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re to cheer on ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rs had motivated cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m to eicá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r resume or begin training cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365mselves. That's outstanding.

So, if I may be so bold, let me relay a few tips to those of you considering beginning a training program, be it running or simply a general fitness routine. Many people start cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m, and as we all know, not as many people continue with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m.



Consistency - This is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 absolute, number one thing to remember. Be consistent. Try your best to make working out not something you feel you have to do, but something you want to do. Make it a part of your lifestyle, just like having breakfast. Yes, it takes time and effort; but you don't have to workout every day. Start out slow and get used to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 extra things you'll need to do to make working out easier, i.e. cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 extra laundry you'll need to do, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 extra packing you'll need to do each morning before you go to work.

(Tip: If you work out after work, DO NOT go home first. If you think you'll head home after work and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n go back out to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 gym, you'll highly likely not make it. Go straight from work to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 gym, and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n go home.)

Plan is a plan - Find someone to help with your plan. A co-worker who works out, a trainer at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 gym, hell, you can even email me if you want and I'll answer as best as I can. But remember this - it's just a "plan." You may have to deviate from it at times, so don't EVER get discouraged because you eicá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r missed a short-term workout goal, regressed in your training a step, or flat-out missed a work out. Make concessions in your plan so that you'll have a back up. Shorten your workout if you need to, a shorter one is better than none at all. Switch off-days if you need to. If you have to miss a workout, make it up on one of your rest days. Even if you flat out miss a week or longer due to travel, do NOT give up. Understand that it's a small step backwards, but you're still on a plan to move forward.

Coming Back from a break - To me, this is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 NUMBER 1 cause for people to fall off cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 work out wagon. Look, you'll get sick. You'll have unexpected travel. You will miss a workout, even several, through no fault of your own. You need to find cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 mental discipline to resume your program after a break. It's very mentally discouraging to make good progress by being consistent for months at a time and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n see it diminish because you're missing workouts. So what? Get back to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 gym as soon as you can. It's difficult, I know. Just don't quit.

Enjoy - You should really at some point look forward to working out. It shouldn't suck. If it did, who would ever do it? Find something to make it fun. Honestly, healthy, physically fit people are fun to look at in tight clothing. I'm a male pig, and seeing a nice young woman in tight workout clocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365s is a motivator to me. I'm sorry. It's because I'm a pig. I understand that. If you're lucky enough to have a friend as a workout partner, that can make things enjoyable too. When GRob and Otis began doing long runs on Saturdays with me cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se past few months, it made a mundane run very much something to look forward to.

Compare you to you - Lastly, don't ever compare yourself to someone else. You're not cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m. You don't have cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir genetics, you don't respond to training like cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y do, you don't process foods cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 same way cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y do, you're not cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir age, you're simply not cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m. Everyone can find someone more fit than cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y are. I can find tons of guys stronger, faster (Dan), more lean, more proportional, more everything. Don't let that keep you from working out. Keep a log if you can, and in a year, compare yourself to what you were doing a year prior. You'll be amazed at YOUR progress. You get to keep it and nobody can take it away from you. Think about that.

If you decide to do something with respect to working out, start today. Don't wait for January 1st. Do it today. There's nothing stopping you. And if you choose to do something, consider how lucky you are to be able to. Dan's advice to us runners this year is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best advice I've ever had. "Consider how lucky we all are to be able to run today." There are millions of people who can't.

6 comments:

Grange95 said...

I've been running since high school, but gave up road races a few years back in favor of purely solo runs (well, not so solo now that my dog demands to run with me). I forgot about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 sheer joy of running with friends, but had those memories jolted while hanging out at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 finish line cheering on hundreds of total strangers and a few of you WPBT yahoos. If you decide to run Vegas again next winter, I'm in!

BTW, to novice runners, everything BadBlood wrote above is dead on balls accurate.

DrChako said...

And don't forget to consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program.

Ahhh... screw it. Go work out. Avoid doctors at all costs - especially at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 poker table.

Heacá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r said...

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Peter B said...

It's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 remotivating after a break that is so so hard. But if I compare myself now to myself a year ago, and if I keep making appointments with my personal trainer that I feel obliged to keep, even if I don't want to, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n I can get back to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 "wanting to train" attitude again.

But Thursday still really hurt. :-) Great to see you in LV. Sorry that women and running stopped us from meeting up more.

PJ

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