The key to your running transformation is...
Mastering your motivation*
1. Try The 5 Minute Rule
Many of us have a tendency to adopt an “all or nothing” mindset when starting a new exercise program.
And, when we inevitably fall short of our own expectations, we lose all motivation to keep going.
If that’s you, the next time you are feeling unmotivated, try using The 5-minute Rule.
All you have to do is put on your joggers and get out the door… For 5 minutes. Just 5.
If, after those 5 minutes, you’re still not feeling it, you can come home. Really.
But if I had to hazard a guess… 9 times out of 10, you will keep going.
2. Let your imagination run wild
When I run, I imagine that I’m a messenger for the Queen.
She’s about to deploy her army of 10,000 troops, and I have a message from her General that she’s about to send her troops into a trap.
Lives are on the line.
So I keep moving.
You can imagine you’re running from zombies or trying to evade that one annoying parent who keeps asking you to join the P&C committee. Whatever works!
3. Find a supportive community to lift you up (and keep you accountable)
No, not one of those Facebook groups where you ask a question only to get zero replies (and MAYBE a like or two).
A REAL community, where everyone shares their struggles, their wins, and their vulnerabilities freely so that they can all grow together.
(P.S. I’ve got one in my RUN with Turia program. We call ourselves the Beet Sisters – but you’ll have to join us to find out why.)