The difference between lean, toned, seemingly-have-it-all people and those who struggle with fitness is not a giant leap.
Do you want to have a lean, trim body, awesome muscle toning, high energy levels and an upbeat, confident personality?
It’s a matter of desire, willpower and belief over time.
When you barely or somewhat want something, it may not happen. However, when you crave something and focus your actions the sacrifices stop feeling like sacrifices. Each action builds confidence, and you experience empowerment.
All you need is the motivation. And, what if you could have that motivation at your fingertips? Motivation will help you think clearer, dig deeper, keep your eye on the prize and move forward through any obstacle!
A few steps for FAST motivation…
STEP #3 Remember the Consequences: Take two minutes―make your own personalized list of consequences you want to avoid: i.e. “Aches and pains, lethargic feelings, heart attack, etc.” Put your list in your car, in your phone and on the refrigerator to keep you reminded of what you avoid by sticking to your fitness and wellness program.
STEP #2 Positive Self-Talk: We sabotage ourselves with negative self-talk. Positive self-talk is quite possibly your most important skill. Did you know the average person thinks 12-20 negative thoughts for every positive one? So, you have to anticipate the negative thoughts and practice awareness.
When you are aware of a negative thought, erase it and replace it. Either turn it into a positive thought, or replace it with your own mantra, slogan, tagline, etc. (A few words that you have come up with that remind you that you have what it takes.)
These will encourage positive behaviors and improve your mood. When possible, say it out loud, multiple times―the more you say and think it, the easier it will be to make the right choices.
STEP #1 Keep Your Eyes on the Prize: Keep your focus. Negative thoughts and feelings will try to steal your attention. They are real. Don’t lie to yourself and try to block them out. Be aware of them and use them, channel their energy―redirect it into a thought, feeling or action that moves you toward your goal.
The only way to achieve a goal is to stay focused on that goal and respect the steps it takes to get there!
Keep inspiring pictures (of what you want to look like, or of what you used to look like), and other incentivizers (especially those tied with emotions) where they are visible.
Get excited on workout days. Get a pre-workout ritual down. A ritual will anchor your thoughts and emotions so you get in the zone and look forward to your workout. One simple way is to do something that gets your heart rate up.
Whatever your goals are, they have been accomplished by others and can be accomplished by YOU!
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It’s time to get serious, get motivated, and get fit!!