03 Mar EXERCISE AND THE MENTAL BARRIER
We all know that exercising is not easy, being disciplined is even harder. People who used to live a sedentary life cannot expect to become fit over night and to love exercising overnight. However it does not take too long to adjust to the new physical demand, it only takes patience.
When exercising your mind can take you in two different directions; a positive one, which will help you develop a better way to go through the discomfort of exercising and a negative one, which can place doubt in your mind prohibiting your ability of success, consequently guiding you towards unhealthy habits.
Do you feel like no matter how hard you try there is always something that you consider to be more important than exercise gets in the way? You tried so many different programs and no matter what you always fall back into old ways?
There is a simple answer to all these questions, you are fighting against re-programing your brain.
Learning how to break through the mental barrier will help you reach your goals without losing your cool or quitting.
- SET YOUR GOALS: There is no magic pill, with that being said, exercising and healthy eating are the only way to become fit and healthy.
- DITCH THE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS: When exercising, do not think about how stressful your day was, or any other issues, clear your mind, and think how good you will feel afterwards.
- GAME ON: Find something to train towards, like a race or any other type of physical competition. This way chances are that you will enjoy making every rep and every drip of sweat count.
- WORKOUT BUDDIES: Working out with friends is always FUN, plus a friendly competition is always healthy and proven to generate more results.
- HIRE A PERSONAL TRAINER: A professional will help and motivate you to work harder, always using the right and safe progression, making your workouts more effective. Whether you want to lose weight or gain muscle and get toned they can help you!
Keep eyes on the prize and work hard, nothing feels better than the feeling after a great workout!
“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential”