The Reluctant Athlete Finding the time and energy to workout is
probably the hardest thing I do each day. I have decided that if anyone ever tells you it’s “easy”, they are probably selling you something or getting paid to say it! As the mother of a 2 year and 5 month old, “tired” would probably be the most common word I would use to describe myself. So, how do I motivate to work out, run, bike or swim? I look for inspiration in others. I found two incredible moms who run by my
house every morning at 5:30. My first thought was, “how in the world will I get up and do that, that early?” In fact, practically each morning we run I think that! Knowing I will be meeting up with them helps me swing my feet out of bed and get moving! One of my good friends likes to go to classes at her gym because she feels obligated to show up. Other classmates help to keep her accountable. My brother in law has just moved to Dallas and doesn’t really know anyone in town. He checks in on Facebook each morning when he arrives at the gym. Tis way we can encourage him and support his training. Some might choose a goal weight, clothing size,
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possibly “inches lost”. For me, I like to choose a race or event to train towards, preferably one that can be done with friends. Tis adds to the excitement and yes, accountability. Events such as races or competi- tions help to set a deadline and prevent procrastina- tion. Tey usually help benchmark improvement and encourage me to keep getting out there each day. I find it around me everyday. Hook up with like
minded friends - or make new ones -- who are doing the same things you are or want to be doing. And then, the hard part as Nike says, “Just do it!”
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dd 1 3/15/12 4:06 PM Dr. Laura Bennett
Dr. Bennett completed a six year residency program in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Sur- gery at Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas. Dr. Bennett opened her practice and medical day spa, Image Sculptors in Abilene, Texas in September of 2007. She passed the American Board of Plastic Surgery exam in 2008. She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Sur- geons.
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By: Dr. Laura Bennett, M.D.
Every journey begins with the first step.
Tat is never more true than when starting an exercise program, especially running. Running for fun and fitness is the mission of the Abilene Runner’s Club. All too oſten someone will decide to begin walking or running and start out too fast only to be discouraged by sore muscles or other aches and pains. What you need is a friend and a plan. A friend will motivate you and a plan will keep you on track. Tis is true for a ‘Couch to 5K’ beginner or a veteran run- ner training for a marathon. Te support system offered by a group like the Abilene Runner’s Club can offer encouragement and advice. Everyone has to take that first step. No runner ever started out as a
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