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OftenBen  ·  443 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Fear Avoidance

This model is part of why I had such a hard time getting into exercise. Exercise was painful and embarrassing, so I never did it. So then, when I did try, it was painful and embarrassing.

As much as I can, I try to not let physical pain determine whether or not I do a thing. That of course assumes that not all pain leads to lasting harm, which I think is true.

My approach to cardio is still pain-centric. Or, malaise-centric I guess. The logic goes

    I don't feel good, I don't want to bike

    Will not biking make me feel better? No

    Am I going to feel not-good regardless? Yes

    Better for that not-good-feeling to be productive than unproductive, go bike