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The Mind is a powerful tool; use it wisely!

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 8:33 PM
I have been hearing more and more lately the phrases; "I don't have any motivation"; "I can't make it to the gym"; "I can't"; "I don't"; "I won't"!

One very important thing to remember is:  the mind will quit ten times faster than your body will.  Simply translated - make yourself believe what you want to accomplish.

If you convince yourself that you can't lift heavy because you need a spotter, you will never try.  If you convince yourself that you have to lift heavy to see changes, you will injury yourself.

Many people will not go to the gym because of the way they look or because they are not in good enough shape and don't want to be embarrassed.  They prefer to workout at home for these reasons, but reality is they won't!

Get out of your comfort zone.  Change your environment when you workout.  Give yourself simple and achievable goals.  You will be more dedicated to a routine if you are paying a gym membership.  Once you arrive at the gym you will at least attempt a workout even if it is a simple cardio routine. 

Fuel your mind by fueling your body. 

Don't measure yourself by how other perceive you.  Don't feel embarrassed because you are not at the same level as others.  You are getting in better shape for yourself, not to please anyone else.

Here in the US we are caught up on bigger is better.  You go to a fast food restaurant and you supersize your order because it doesn't cost that much more.  And, then you guilt yourself into eating it all so that it doesn't go to waste.

You go to a buffet style restaurant and the platters are large enough to feed an entire family; but you fill it with food anyway.

The truth is, you will be full without supersizing your orders.  You will be full if you use an 8" plate as opposed to a platter.

There's an old saying about a glass being half full or half empty, and how you see it determines optimism or pessimism.  It's neither!  The mind tells you that the glass is half full and you want more.  But, if that same about of liquid was in a smaller glass you would be content that the glass is completely full.  The amount of liquid is exactly the same.

You must change your way of thinking.  More is not always better.

Use your mind in your favor; instead of convincing yourself that you can't, you won't or you don't.  Start telling yourself  that you can, you will, and you must!

Instead of looking at health and wellness as something that you are afraid of; accept it as a challenge to become a better person.

Your mind is amazing!  Let it work to your advantage!

Categories: Fitness Trainer, Goals, Mental, Motivation

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