The Right Attitude for Fitness:
Believe it or not, losing weight is primarily a state of mind. Sure, it involves a lot of physical activity and consumption of food in moderation, but in order to discipline yourself and get started, you have to be in the right mindset. It can actually be quite simple to change a negative outlook into a positive one. What’s the key? You have to be willing to stand up for yourself. Here are a few steps you can take:
Think: Yes, I Can. When faced with scheduling workouts or cutting back on snacks, know that you can do it. Tell yourself that you can do it.
Ignore the Scale. Work towards the security of knowing that staying fit and properly nourished is enough. You don’t need the scale for confirmation of that.
Listen to Your Body. If you feel tired, worn out or malnourished, heed your body’s call. Don’t ignore yourself in favor of intense regiments. Do what works for you.
Say Daily Affirmations. Look in the mirror and tell yourself that you can do it. Or tell yourself that you’re beautiful and positive and capable of change. These affirmations can make a world of difference.
Getting yourself into the frame of mind to make a change in your life and get exercising and managing your food can be daunting. It can be a challenge, but it is nothing that you can’t overcome. By following the above mentioned keys to success, you will find yourself in a state of mind that is prepped and ready for continued fitness.
By Rachel Horwitz