Monday, November 24, 2008

Train Like a Winner

Ever wonder what it's like to be in the lead pack in a race? Well for one thing it hurts. But it's a discomfort you have agreed with your body to endure till the race is done. You will not quit not today. You have made a decision to go hard and not let up till the job is done and you cross the finish line.

To be a winner you have to train like one. Not your body either, I'm talking about training your mind and your will. If you mentally prepare yourself for each workout you can accomplish more than you think you can.

You have to warm up your body to work, but you also have to warm up your mind to take care of business. As you are doing your warm up start thinking happy thoughts, think thoughts of strength and power. Mentally prepare to go right through any of your personal demons that decide to show up today.

When you make a decision that you are going to complete your planned workout then you will as long as it's realistic for your current fitness level. If you have never gone 10 miles before that doesn't mean you can't, it just means you will do it today for the first time. But you are probably not going to break a worlds record in your first 10 mile training walk/run so don't even worry about the speed, just do it and enjoy the journey. You will get faster as you get stronger.

When you have you head filled with positive thoughts of strength, power and joy the miles will be much easier. When you are dwelling on the heat or the cold or being tired or any of the negative thoughts it will me way harder than it should be.

When you start to feel tired, tell yourself, I will not quit, not this day, today I'm a winner, today I will be in charge of my own destiny and I will win. When you steel your mind against the negative you will be a winner and the more you resist giving in the mentally stronger you will be.

Thanks for reading.

Winning Panda

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