Be willing to give up that you know something for certain. If you check in with others to validate you will for sure find as many others who believe something else as well as what you believe.
Just maybe you can lose that weight, run a race, get that job. Whatever it is, suspend your judgment for a bit and consider if the goal is something that would make a positive difference. Who knows, just maybe then you'll be doing it!
I learned this as a breast cancer survivor, rehabbing a broken ankle, losing 35 lbs & learning to run. Next week I run my first half marathon! I've fought hard through it all but the real gain came from thinking just maybe I'm wrong when I say I'm not up to this. I am and you are too!
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Driving and doing abdominal exercises (at the same time)
When I'm at a red light, I will hold in (contract) my abdominal muscles while breathing normally. After several lights, you really feel like you got in mini-ab work-out. I live 30 minutes from work, so that's a lot of crunching!
No equipment needed, well, maybe just your tummy!100
In this insane Minneapolis winter, I've taken to always tossing some extra, removable clothing layers in my backpack before I leave the house - stuff that's light to carry, but will maybe make the difference between freezing into a human icicle at the bus stop, and not. I usually carry a thin long-sleeved undershirt, an earband, leg warmers (if I'm not wearing them!), arm warmers, maybe a hat, maybe another scarf. Knowing I have these available makes me more willing to brave the outdoors.
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