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A Running Guide for the Overweight Runner

There is a man that runs around my town all of the time carrying himself with no evidence of being tired. You may see him out at the park r...


Taking what's yours.

I've been reading the book Racing Weight.

I came across a section talking to beginners in fitness/endurance sports. I'm allowed to quote out of a book right? Here goes.

"Perhaps the greatest psychological barrier to exercise, after lack of exercise enjoyment itself, is lack of self-esteem, and the attending demons of self-doubt, pessimism, and fear of failure. Lifelong non-exercisers are often ashamed of their bodies and convinced they cannot accomplish anything positive with them. There are many effective methods of battling these internal barriers. Recognizing that they exist is the first. Once you recognize that your expectation of failure in exercise is a self-fulfilling sympton of low self-esteem, instead of a rational deduction based on solid evidence, it will suddenly seem worthwhile to make every effort to destroy this illusion."

We often prevent ourselves from doing what needs to be done in order to get where we want to be.

Why do we do this?

We're scared of changes.

I challenge you to step outside of that fear, low self-esteem, and fear of failure in order to learn, achieve, succeed, and live free of negativity.


Christine said...

great job seth...I swear I met a teacher that looks almost exactly like you except he is headed in the other direction. Good post bud.

Big Clyde said...

This is great. I have been battling this mentality lately, but think I am killing it. I have started running and with each run, that negative internal voice gets drownded out with a newer voice saying "faster, faster!"

Stronger.Faster. said...

Hey I loved this book! Looking forward to reading more of what you think about it!

Matthew said...

Thanks for posting this. I needed to hear (read) that today.