what are some things you can do during your workout to keep the energy flowing? I find myself tiring out easily and want to stop.
To be honest your body could be telling you to stop for a reason. There's a big difference between being sluggish due to upping your training regime/being out of shape and being totally knackered because in addition to starting a training regime you could also be working hard in your job, perhaps haven't slept well, maybe aren't fully hydrated and have also changed your diet. Before you yell, 'More!' at your body it's worth considering the reasons why. You aren't hunting for excuses, but looking for ways to ease the obstacles so you can reach your goals.
We are conditioned that pain is gain and to push through, but there are often better rewards in taking it slowly, listening to your body and rewarding yourself for what you can do, rather than focusing on what you can't do (or at least can't do yet). Stu Mittleman is famed for running across America. He started running late in life and in his book 'Slow Burn' he says, "The more gradual the change the more likely it will last. Comfort is the key to sustainable growth."
If you are just sluggish, but inspired, then the fatigue will disappear a few workouts in. The key word there is 'inspired'. The mind has to be a willing participant and if it's not train it as you would your body until it is. Talk to yourself in the present tense and word it in the positive. "I am doing well." "Everyday I am getting closer to my goals." "I see myself as I want to be." "I am recognise and appreciate my progress." "I can do this. I am doing this! I can keep going!!!" If you say 'I don't want to stop' all your body will hear is 'I want to stop!!!!'
So to sum up, talk positively and proudly to yourself, take breaks as you need them, hydrate and breathe. If this doesn't work the consider other reasons that you might be tired as your workout is part of your life and your performance gets affected by all elements of it, good and bad.
Hope that helps :)
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