One of my Sister Chicks doesn't particularly like it when I announce during a set, "8 more!" because it sounds like too many reps are left in whatever exercise we happen to be doing. But if I quietly count down in my head, "8, 7, 6, 5..." and then say out loud, "4 more!" she knows she can accomplish it. She knows that she can do 4 more of anything... and this works for her.
What works for YOU? Maybe it's, "Only 10 more minutes left until cool down time." (That's definitely our favorite part!) Or, "This is good for me. This is good for me. This is good for me." Or maybe it's, "What doesn't kill me will make me stronger!" Most of us have our own thought processes of how we push ourselves to complete a workout and how to succeed at something. And if you don't have a thought process to keep you going, maybe you're lucky enough to just have a really obnoxious and/or encouraging instructor who believes in you!
So, when you think you can't do any more reps, or you don't think you can hold that plank any longer... just remember YOU CAN DO IT!
Smiles and blessings - Tonya :o)
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