You must have the right mindset to reach your fitness goals. If you are not thinking positively, you will find it easy to become frustrated, and you will quickly drop your exercise routine or start cheating on your diet. You must conquer your state of mind, and you will be able to build muscle faster. You will also have a better outlook on life and what your goals mean if you use the power of positive thinking for exercise.
The First Thing is “Get Motivated”
The first thing that you need to do is make sure that you are motivated. Take a minute to think about what you are hoping to accomplish and why you are doing it. Fitness is a way of life; you should use this motivation and consider why you want to be healthy. Your goal may be as simple as to look and feel better. No matter what your goal is, you will motivate yourself by setting smaller goals for yourself from week to week. You will want to keep a close eye on your activity and your progress as you go. Keep the end goal for yourself insight and make sure that you are excited about what you are doing.
Hacking Your Motivation is another excellent post on Motivation
The Second Thing “Embrace The Difficult”
Do not get frustrated as the second piece of advice. Exercising is no doubt one of the most challenging activities that you can do. Even if you only use this as a hobby, when you do not see results right away it’s easy to become discouraged and stop. Do not worry about this. If you are doing the right exercises and maintaining a good healthy lifestyle, you should be able to see weight loss and muscle gain in a few weeks. For beginners, it may be difficult to consult a personal trainer, but he or she can show you some great forms and give you good advice. Taking off the first few pounds or seeing the beginning of a six-pack can be a very inspirational fact.
The Last Thing “Be Dedicated”
The last thing is to be dedicated. When you are just starting out with an exercise program, you may soon see that it is not for you. Don’t give up until you find another program that you can do instead. Never quit, replace. If it is problem of dedication, one fixes maybe to get a great workout partner lined up. If the two of you can keep an eye on each other, you will have good motivation and be less likely to back out on your hard work and diet.
Check Out This Video For Some Great Motivation and Lessons of dedication.
1972 Olympic 800m Final (Hi Quality)
No matter what you should be happy. If you find that the workouts are starting to stress you out, you may want to rethink your decision to begin exercising. With some motivation, inspiration, and dedication, you will be able to see the results that you want. You can use your workout time as a positive factor in your life and in your exercise plan. You will be able to start feeling better about your health and looking better too.
Here is an excellent Poem about Positive Thinking and it is one of my favorites.
“Thinking”, by Walter D. Wintle
If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you’d like to win, but think you can’t,
It is almost certain – you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost;
For out in this world we find
Success begins with a fellow’s will
It’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you’re outclassed, you are;
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win the prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the one who thinks he can!
Here is a Fantastic book on “The Power of Positive Thinking” as is the title.