Fitness is just as much mental as it is physical. Having the right mindset promotes a healthy lifestyle, lasting change and results. Having the wrong mindset sets you up for failure before you even begin.
Work on cultivating a good mindset with these simple tips and you will be well on your way to success!
Ditch the Quick Fix Attitude
FAD diets and quick fixes are all over the internet. Whether they're supplements, cleanses, or fitness programs promising to melt fat away... just don't go there.
The #1 reason people fail is because they expect instant results. If you want TRUE results, you need to understand that good things come with persistence and hard work and they DO NOT happen overnight.
"Rome wasn't built in a day"
Fuel for Success
It's simple. When you eat like crap you feel like crap. Focus on fueling your body for performance. So you can feel and perform your best during your workouts, and ultimately getting the most out of them. Track your nutrition, be sure you're eating ENOUGH of the right things, cut out soda and junky snacks and drink 80-100oz of water each day.
Prioritize your Day
This one is important. If you truly want success in fitness, you have to make it a priority. Schedule it into your day. Sit down at the beginning of each week and PLAN. Don't play it by ear, day by day. Our bodies and minds like routines and schedules. So get one together and stick to it.
Don't go Through the Motions
Half ass effort = half ass results. If you want to actually get benefits from your workout, get your game face on and get to work. Take it seriously.
Know your Why and Goals
It's hard to be motivated when you don't know why you're doing it in the first place. Figure out WHY you're exercising, WHY your're making your health a priority and WHY you want to make a change. What are you working towards?
Leave your Negativity at Home
The worst thing you can do is step into the gym thinking "I don't want to be here, "I'm not going to have a good workout today"... A positive mindset goes a long way. Put your positive pants on, take a few deep breathes and think about how great you will feel after you crush your workout.
Positive attitude = Positive outcome
Have a Plan
Here's where a lot of people go wrong. They walk into the gym or start exercising from home and have no clue how to get together an effective and progressive training plan. I don't care of you choose to follow something you found in a magazine or hire one of our personal trainers to design something for you specifically, it's CRUCIAL to follow a plan. Not to mention it'll save you stress and time thinking "what should I do today..."
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Have a healthy DAY!