I’m a glass half-full kind of gal. Every cloud has a silver lining, a rainy winter means more snow in the mountains and water in the lakes. etc. You get my drift.
This kind of annoying optimism comes in handy for working out. I truly believe that a hard workout is one of the joys in life; a challenging trail run makes me feel alive and doing pushups until my arms are noodles makes me smile.
I realize that not everyone adores a tough run or a killer boot camp class and that’s ok. You don’t have to love it. Or even like it. But you have to do it. Yes. You. Have. To.
I know. You hate it. I hear you.
Get over it.
For one week pretend that you love working out. Dig up some faux enthusiasm for hill repeats. Get giddy over burpees. Preen for pushups. Face every workout challenge with a smile on your face and gratitude in your heart for being able to move your body and do something good for yourself.
When you want to skip something because it seems, too (fill in the blank with your excuse here) – take a second, a deep breath, then turn that frown upside down and charge into your workout. Repeat this exercise as needed.
Now go run!