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Why you suck at starting your workout

On average people are too pessimistic, we actually enjoy our workouts more than we think. According to the researchers below this is “forecasting myopia.” The trick is to focus on the whole, not the beginning.

People underestimate how much they enjoy exercise because of a myopic focus on the unpleasant beginning of exercise, but this tendency can be harnessed or overcome, potentially increasing intention to exercise.

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