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23 Ways to Push Through a Tough Workout 13. Savor the pain. “Pain is weakness leaving the body,” the saying goes. Pain is also proof that this workout is tough. Clearly you’re doing something right, so why stop now?
When this happens, my tendency is to give up. But one of the great things about making art is that if you don't like it, you get to paint over it, glue something on top of it, or cut it up and reuse it. You can just keep going until you get to the other side of what you didn't like. I started calling this "pushing through the ugly," or "pushing through the chaos," since ugly isn't necessarily bad. whatever "ugly" means to you. Life calls for it fairly often, so it's a good skill to have.
Exercise hard. Work through the exhaustion and boredom. Change it up and stay motivated. Even though you can't see an immediate difference, you are continually growing stronger and healthier. Not giving in will improve your overall health and wellness. Say goodbye to insecurities and hello to confidence... Keep going. Teresa Tran