I recently received an email from Nike.com to advertise their new adjusting support/stability shoe technology. The subject line read “Don’t think, run!”. I was just about to delete the email when I realized what a GREAT mantra that is!
Have you ever talked yourself out of a workout because you let your head go to work on excuses? I do that all the time… in fact, I almost did it the other day when it was late in the afternoon and I noticed some cold drizzle outside that would make my scheduled run kinda suck. I started picturing me being cold, wet, my nose running, etc. And then Nike’s ad popped into my head “don’t think, run!”. So I stopped thinking about it, pulled on my shoes, stepped out the front door… and just ran.
When you start having those inner-arguments with yourself about working out, give this mantra a try… it can work for anything – not just running. Don’t think, kickbox. Don’t think, spin. Don’t think, step.