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I __________________________________________ will work out starting at two times a week, accelerating to four to five times a week no matter what starting September 20th.



Aaron Sadler
Professor Taylor
Psychology 101

When I first started to work out on September 20th I felt an extra jolt of energy in the morning. I felt more ready and able to tackle the day. I also think working out in the morning sets a positive tone for the rest of the day. I liked feeling as though I had accomplished something important before I even really start my day.
I found myself using exercising to calm down from the stress I had built up since the semester started. I noticed that I don't breathe enough while being so stressed from school, so getting outside and moving brought me back to my breath. I even found myself sleeping a lot better at night.
I think my tendency to go overboard when starting exercise routines is the reason i never kept up the habit. I would jump into a routine, doing way more than a beginner should be doing. If I would have started off a little more slowly like I did this time, I think I could have kept it up. The 20-minute time limit I gave myself helped me look forward to the workout, as opposed to feeling overwhelmed before I even began.
Assumptions that we have to spend a long time at the gym can keep us from going at all. In the past I felt like I had to be in the gym for at least 45 minutes. This time limit meant more adjustment to my schedule, which was intimidating. The fact that I've been doing this for a non-intimidating 20 minutes has really helped. One day I was going to the mall where my gym is to pick up some Japanese food for dinner and I just went early and spent 20 minutes...

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