I've never been much of a cardio girl.
I love to lift weights. OK, so they're not super heavy (I work out at home..), but they create that extra resistance.
I also love to jog. WAIT WHAT?!
I always did it for the wrong reasons and hated it, until I changed my mindset around it. Now, I sign up for our yearly 5K during the Salmon Festival and it pumps me up! I love the meditative aspect of a good jog and I love the training and the pushing myself! ;)
The other day, I went for a jog. Of course, a few seconds after I started jogging, my legs started burning and I felt like I had forgotten how to breathe. OY!
That's when the self-talk comes in. When your mindset really has to be IN IT. And when the endurance, pushing yourself and persistence learned from weight lifting kicks in.
I would tell myself:
- You can do this! You know how this works. It burns for a few minutes, but once you get your breathing under control and find your pace..you'll forget about the burning sensation in your thighs.
- Come on Nadia, breathe in - breathe out. It's easy!
- You can go a bit further today. You need to push yourself. Come on, girl, a few more steps and you get to turn around.
I don't think that without all those HIIT workouts and extra sets, I would have been able to push myself while jogging. I usually stop at the first sign of a challenge. ''Oh, this could be hard..I better quit now!''
After making it all the way home, I sat down and started thinking about MINDSET and how it has so much to do with our health & fitness journey.. You have to put your MIND into it otherwise, you will find excuses!
Check out this quick video that I made after my jog:
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