A good workout
Suffering is not always part of exercise. Sweating, breathing hard, and being exhausted afterward are not measures of effectiveness or progress.
Hard workouts should be mixed with easy ones to create a whole program. Some days you will do hard workouts, but most of the time, an exercising program barely feels like hard work.
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It's okay if you love pushing yourself and find muscle soreness to be a pleasant reminder of your workout plan. But one day, you will not feel sore or fatigued.
It is more effective to have a goal in mind that you aim towards than to focus on your experiences.
We should differentiate between what looks appealing and what is actually useful.
Ads for workout clothes seem to show people drenched in sweat. While hard training classes may be good for people to get fitter and stronger, it may feel intimidating to newcomers and is not always ideal.
If you're a total beginner at exercising, you may see other people doing things that may never seem possible for you. But that's not true. Everybody has to start somewhere. Even experienced exercisers feel that they want to be further along than they are now.
When you start, you only need to do what you can. If you can't run, you can walk and build from there.
Similar to the old myth that if someone is sitting too close to the big tube TV, you would ruin your eyes, there are some new myths and facts about how screens affect our vision.
Described as “the hastening of subgoal completion, even at the expense of extra physical effort,” but it can apply to tasks (like office work) that don’t involve physical labor.
Basically, you precrastinate if you opt to put in extra effort in the rush to complete a task (and tick it off your to-do list) that may end up being unnecessary with a little more time and planning.
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