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Hitting That Big Old Wall

How to Keep Going When You Feel Like Stopping


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  • Thanks for the article not only is it very motivational and I truely need all the motivation I can get. These little brain tricks actually work really well!!
    Thanks for the positive comments.It is quite tough doing this alone but with people like you on board and your personal experiences it helps to make a person realize it can and will be done. Most people that read these messages will benefit and to those of you who have succedded my hat is off to you.Keep up the good work Spark People .
  • Oh yes, i can relate to that one and this was exactly the motivation I needed now! Thanks
  • Yes! Don't think about the wall, don't stop and look at the hard stuff--just do, just go, focusing on what comes ahead. I also use the "just this much more" technique--sometimes even when I'm doing housework--and then it's done!!
    There's no marathon for me but I'm at that wall in and have been for a whil, but I find myself between a rock and a hard place.. can't go back and can't seem to master myself to go forward and so much depends on me keeping on. It's too easy to look at the negatives-- too much weight, too little effort to exercise, recovering from breast cancer surgery, raising 2 as a single parent....once I felt like Wonder Woman.. now I wonder: woman, can you keep on. I'd like to pull up the covers.. but someone has to do the pay the, l roll out of bed hoping today is the day that I see the light at the end.
  • Perfect timing, I have had a rough year, I would say I "hit the wall". But I'm not giving up and am slowing coming back! Great Article, I have sent it to many.

  • thanks- as a runner as well- I totally understand and endorse everything you said- it is so applicable to every aspect of fitness, weight loss and life in general- Valuable life skills to be learned here.
  • PAM_S_
    This is a keeper. I don't need it today, but there will come a time when I'm going to need to read this again more than ever. Pam
  • This is a motivating article! I'm saving it for the times I will feel like giving up, or that I am not accomplishing what I need to do...or just for a pick me up!
  • I feel this article was on target we have to keep on looking straight ahead, we are different people everyday and have to focus on improving ourselves.
  • IBETH1
    Thanks for this article, and for the great comments. I am struggling right now, but now I'm starting to feel more like I can keep moving forward.
  • This article was right on time. Thanks!!!
  • This article really helped me, thanks!
  • I'm not huge on exercise, but I do it cause I need to. When I get tired and just do NOT want to do any more I say, I can quit whenever I want to ... as long as I keep walking (or biking or whatever)! LOL It's silly but physiologically it works for me :D

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