Mindset is arguably the most important aspect of your fitness goals. You need to develop a mindset that will help you improve your mental focus, not only at the gym but in your everyday life. This isn’t a miracle post that will magically transform your mind and make you want to exercise every day. It’s practical. It’s straightforward and my hopes is that it will kick you into gear.
Taking control of your health is ultimately going to help your create continuously since exercising can help you tap into your creative energy. There are many other benefits:
- Make you feel happier
- Keep your brain functions sharp.
- Improve your daily functions (yes to carrying all groceries in one trip)
- Improving your sleep
- Boost your confidence
No aspect of your life is disconnected from the other. It’s not about separating everything into their boxes but making them work together and live more fulfilled. Here is how you develop a fitness mindset and improve your overall focus.
1) DEFINE YOUR GOALS (YOUR WHY), what is important to you, not anyone else but you!
What is your personal health goal.. try to stray away from 20 pounds lighter, etc, truly get connected to your inner being, yet if you honestly want to be 20 pounds lighter what is the reason behind that? What will it make you feel? How will it make you feel? What beliefs have you had around what it do for you?
GO WITHIN and really understand the ROOT of your goal and WHY and how it will make you feel when having it. Then start to develop those good feelings already present within you. When we invite the good feelings in, we then open ourselves to guidance and direction into the right action steps.
2) DITCH THE EXCUSES
I don’t have time, I don’t have the money, I can’t do it, I’ll start after vacation, I’m not strong enough..
These are all past experiences of fear repeating the same cycles in your life.. these little voices in your head are not real, they are automatic and on replay. We all know that when we want something bad enough we make the time for it or we save the money to buy it, we do whatever is possible when we truly desire it. We seem to pause the auto replay for certain things in our lives yet when it comes to self care and self love those voices seem to be as loud as possible. Notice this and start to get familiar with why and when these excuses deter you. Start to shut them down and recognize the EXCUSE alert!
3) CREATE A FUN GAME AROUND BEING HEALTHY
Don’t label your health as a chore, make it FUN! Make a game out of it. BE flexible with it, assign rewards when you’ve hit a certain milestone, (ex: I worked out 2-3xs a week consistently for a month, buy yourself a new workout outfit to keep you motivated). Have a dance party after you completed your workout, give yourself that salt bath, try to use 4 different colors of vegetables in your dinner and see what you create! Start being creative and have FUN with it, stop making it be so significant or put big lofty goals on yourself when you are starting out. Everything in life takes time, don’t force or resist the balance that we all need in life. Laugh at yourself when you mess up, learn from it and move on… health is a lifestyle, not a destination.
4) EAT & EXERCISE INTUITIVELY
There is a plethora of diets and fitness fads out there and knowing what works for you entails you to listen to yourself. Does my gut feel good about eating this? Does my body feel good about lifting today or does it desire yoga today? LISTEN to your body….it’s always talking to you. DO what works FOR YOU! Take all the noise out and FOCUS on what works for you.. stop comparing yourself to what everyone else is doing. You are the best teacher for you.. follow your instinct on what you need and seek guidance when you feel it is necessary.
These are just a few steps for a Fitness Mindset and one of the reasons why I created my online membership site. I want to show people that you don’t need a fancy gym to get healthy, it’s about learning that fitness can be done anywhere and at anytime and at any age. We make it simple, accessible and affordable so you can walk with confidence, self love and wellness in mind, body and soul.
Please join our Online Community and let’s do this together! Pre-sale rate of $25 good until end of July. We will be launching the site within the next week! Check it out and sign up on the link below!