Don’t quit keep going! When you first start running or any fitness routine, it is easy to give up when it starts to get uncomfortable. But you can’t! As Jillian Michael says “unless you puke, faint or die, keep going.” As you learn to push through those walls, you’ll build both physical and mental endurance and strength. What could be better? Remember if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.
Moreover, working out is the perfect panacea for a bad day. Run mad, run wild and exercise the stress away. Your mind, body and family will thank you. The beauty of exercise is that it gives you both physical and mental clarity. Many people, myself included, do their best thinking while running or working out.
As you build both the mental and physical strength that allow you to break through barriers in your workout, you’ll also find it translates into other aspects of your life. The grittiness and confidence you find in your workouts will help you immensely. Namely, it will help you find the mental strength to persevere through life’s toughest moments.