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Finding your get up and go is half the battle with exercise. Here are some motivational ideas to get your regime back on track WHY AM I DOING THIS? Asking yourself why you have set the tasks you are aiming at is a powerful tool, says motivation specialist Bradley Busch (innerdrive.co.uk). You respond by visualising your end goal and pushing just that little bit harder. KNOW YOURSELF Sum up your character in three words. "Realising that you're the author of your life's script can be very empowering," says Bradley. You can't rewrite the past, but you do control the future. So think positive, take charge and go for that run.

THIS WILL NOT BEAT ME Motivation coach Martin Hall believes we all have an inner fighter inside us and it can help when it comes to exercise. He says: "Inside your psyche is a warrior. It's part of your fight-or-flight response and can be engaged when you challenge yourself. Repeating this statement will help you access it." LOOK HOW FAR YOU'VE COME Reflecting on progress is a great way of reasserting the positive changes you've accomplished. Chris Jones, coach of the GB triathlon team, says: "As part of the athletes' mental prep, I ask them to recall all the workouts they've done. It gives instant confidence." THINK OF YOUR END GOAL: Talk to yourself, be positive and this will spur you on when you are feeling tired or unenthusiastic.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Mar 2, 2013
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