Fat Fridays: Motivation to Run During Autumnal Days – 15.10.2021
It is now Autumn, and I feel anxious about training outside. My thoughts consume me, and I create excuses and stay inside.
Why do I do this?
Because my fear of people looking at me in disgust rises, and I can’t breathe – I get anxious and conclude that the only resolution is not to go out. It’s a silly thought process, I know, and the irony is that I frequently motivate my peers to do better and be better.
I will re-introduce a running schedule from tomorrow, aiming to complete at least two sessions per week. This will assist my weight loss in such a profound way. This time a year ago, I was one stone heavier than I am today. So what better way to keep up the momentum than to plan and smash new goals?
The problem is a reaction to a negative thought process that I often feel I can’t control. The reality is, I don’t know what will happen until I get up, get dressed and get outside. And yes, eyes my see me jogging through the city with my woes, my ass jiggling about as I go – But I’ll never know what they’re thinking.
I get it; it is all too easy to convince myself through conversing with myself that going outside for a 20-minute jog is the wrong thing to do. However, the fact is that only I will be affected by avoiding a goal. Not only will it slow down the progression, but It’ll add to the detriment of my mental health. Therefore, my mini goal is to get up, get outside and jog – even if I’m only outside for 5-minutes. The goal is to get out there.
Live a healthy life,