A lot of times during my workouts, I will be in so much agony that it feels like the exercise is taking forever to end. This prompts me to look up at the TV to see how much time is left, which causes pain in two ways: (1) the pain of seeing I have longer left than I thought, and (2) the pain in my neck from looking up. Today I recalled an old trick that helped eliminate BOTH of these. It has to do with something we are all learning to build while we work out and eat right: willpower.
It’s quite simple, really: if you are tempted to look at the screen to see how long you have, don’t do it!!! Just wait it out…maintain focus on your exercise and breathing…and patiently wait for Tony or Shaun or Debbie or Chalene to tell you it’s over. When I put this trick into practice, I noticed I did MUCH better with today’s workout than I ever have. Through the entire set, I had to stop only for about a minute and a half. (By that I mean rests I took on top of the ones Shaun already has built into the routine.)