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Positive Mindset; Positive Results

Steve December 26, 2015

It’s been reported that how happy we are is derived from 10% circumstance, 20% genetic, and 70% attitude.  I think that’s also true as to how successful we are in achieving our fitness goals.

Think PositiveThink about it; you make it a goal that instead of going home and lounging on the couch, you’re going to go to the gym for a 1 hour session.  That’s just what it is.  It’s neither good, nor bad, until you assign an emotion to it.  An attitude to it.  You can either have a positive mindset about this healthy exchange, or a negative one.  I’d venture to say that if you intend on actually going through with your said goal, you’d better try and make it a positive experience.

On the same token, you make another goal of changing out your fast food dinner or happy hour for a healthy nutritious meal prepared at home, say baked salmon, sweet potato and steamed broccoli.  If you want to increase your rate of success at eating healthier, it’s extremely important to assign a positive mindset with this swap.

All your doing is making a switch. You’re not adding anything. You’re switching out happy hour with your productive Power Hour.

Instead of saying, “Ugh, I have to go to the gym. It’s going to be hard and it’s going to suck,” say “I get to go to gym. I’m healthy. I’m not injured, and I have the chance to better my health and get a well deserved dose of endorphins!”

Instead of saying, “I have to eating this gross salmon,” think “I have the chance and the ability to buy and prepare foods that sustain my health.  I’m not only bettering my physique, but I’m paving the way for good health in my future!”

Choose healthy choicesAnd guess what? If any of your “insteads” make you truly unhappy, you have the power to change them.  Is your body builder style workout program (you know, the one your gym acquaintance recommended because is “works for them”) making you miserable?  You don’t have to have an arms/shoulders/abs/legs/glutes/wrists (heh) split.  Dread going to a certain group fitness class?  Try a couple others, or some yoga.  There are unlimited options!

Don’t like salmon?  Simple, don’t eat it.  Just because you don’t like something that’s been touted as a superfood or “required” doesn’t necessarily mean you HAVE to eat it.  I’m not a huge fan of raw veggies, except a certain few.  Instead of forcing them down my throat, I cook most of them first!

I often find it entertaining how people interested in making healthier changes to their lifestyle STOP, because they can’t do the things that they have to do…  You don’t have to do specific exercises, routines, or eat certain foods ONLY to obtain real sustainable results.  In fact that’s what I take the most pride and pleasure in, in finding what works for the individual for long term results.  Every BODY deserves to feel Fitastic.


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