Pushing Your Limits
I've always been more of a night hawk because: 1. it sounds way cooler than early bird, and 2. my body naturally doesn't like mornings. With that said, I find that my favourite time to work out is early in the morning. It’s a love-hate relationship with normally more hate than love.
However, if you’re looking to push yourself to get in better shape, there are things that you have to do that you won't want to do. Below is what has worked for me. Be motivated!
1. Picture yourself at the end
Do a little day dreaming. If you’re going to climb a mountain, think of the view at the top, not the painful steps to get there. That’s what makes it worth the climb.
2. Use the Jerry Seinfeld trick
Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most famous comedians hands down, and before he came famous, he used to write a new joke every-single-day. He did this by putting an “X” on his calendar when he wrote a new joke that day. This was his accountability. Seeing an unbroken chain of X’s is motivating in itself.
3. Start with small wins
Start with a goal that you know you can easily accomplish. Maybe it’s saying you’ll run a total of 5 kms over a 7 day period. Chances are you’ll run way more!
4. Tell someone about your goal
Tell someone what you’re planning to do and you’ll start to feel like you own it. Have nobody to tell? You could tell me by writing it in the comment section below!
5. Pat yourself on the back
It’s easy to forget how far you’ve come. It’s easy to just focus on the task ahead. Make sure you take time to remind yourself how far you’ve come!
You can accomplish more than you think. Now get out there and make it happen!