Do Something Hard So That You Know You CAN

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Have you always seen running as something so excruciating that you’ve already dropped it off your day-to-day routine? Does it always give you a hard time, especially in breathing, and the thought that it’s not just for you kept on coming in?

There are times that we see running as something we hate the most in this vast universe, but in a different perspective, running can actually be helpful in keeping you functional both at home and at work!

Join us today as we talk about running and the importance of taking the challenge to do hard things your life brings!

Dr. Adrienne Youdim is a board-certified Internist and is the host of the podcast Health Bite. She specializes in medical weight loss and nutrition, and she is aiming to transform the weight loss narrative into one that is both empowering and compassionate – inspiring people to live more physically and emotionally fulfilling lives through evidence-based strategies that actually show results.

Through her podcast, Dr. Adrienne debunks all myths in the current weight loss culture and supports people in living the life they deserve as they work on becoming the best version of themselves.

In this episode, Dr. Adrienne discusses how the power of knowing we can do hard things and actually transcend them can change how we view hardships we go through in life. Here, she shares her brother’s successful weight loss journey over the past year as she talks about running from the perspective of it being torturous and meditative for people of different kinds.

What you will learn from this episode:

  • Discover the power of training yourself for resilience in both physical and psychological aspects;
  • Understand why running is torturous for some and is meditative for others; and
  • Learn how life-changing it is once you start seeing running as something that is helpful for your personal growth;

“Do something hard so that you know that you can do it; that you know you won’t hurt to stretch yourself. Take joy of the fact that you are stretching yourself. That feeling – that knowing – is what you can get hooked to. That’s the Xanax and the Prozac of the run. That’s the inspiration you can draw to move yourself forward no matter what life throws at you. It’s not easy, but it can be done.”

– Dr. Adrienne Youdim

Valuable Free Resource:

Dr. Adrienne’s Tip on How You Can Train Yourself towards being

Resilient in Life’s Torturous Events

  • Challenge yourself and do something hard. Take joy of the fact that you’re stretching yourself.

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Topics Covered:

00:38 – The Celebratory Run: Dr. Adrienne talks about their 5K run as a way to celebrate her brother’s achievement of reaching the 100 pound mark

02:13 – Trip Down Memory Lane: Adrienne shares how she changed her perspective when it comes to running and its benefits

05:17 – The Exertion: Is yours a source of torture or of joy?

07:37 – A Challenge: “Do something hard. Take joy of the fact that you are stretching yourself.”

Key Takeaways:

“That exertion really can be torture, but that very same exertion can become sort of joy.” – Adrienne Youdim

“It’s really all about how you hold it in mind. If you think of the exertion as a painful or bothersome experience, or you think of it as torture, then it will be. In fact, you can become consumed by that thought the entire time. But, you can also choose to experience it in a different way. You can lean into that exertion, really be present with it. Notice that as hard as it is, it’s not killing you; you can tolerate it. I think that’s where the magic happens. There’s a power in knowing that we can do hard things and tolerate them and survive them and transcend them.” – Adrienne Youdim

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