Why Mindset and Exercise are Inseparable
At a glance, many people seem to possess the right level of motivation to exercise and achieve the level of physical health they have set for themselves. However, several others seem to be struggling with weight and health issues; they just can’t seem to have the right mindset and motivation to achieve their health and fitness goals.
Would it be interesting . . .?
It would be interesting to find out why some people seem to have the motivation and drive to wake up every morning at 5 am and go for a run while others drop on and off the gym or abandon their fitness programs as soon as they get started. Mindset and exercise go hand-in-hand if you want to achieve your fitness goals.
Comparing Winners and Losers
It would also be interesting to unveil why one individual will stick to his or her fitness regime while others fail to go past the second week after registering for expensive gym memberships.
Well, the answer lies in their mindset.
Just as with any other goal, you cannot achieve your fitness exercise if your mindset is not aligned with your health and fitness goals. While you may be training the body to achieve desired results, you need to give much thought to how you train your mind to be in harmony with the rest of the body so that it can support your exercise regime. It is very difficult to attain your fitness goals if you cannot visualise yourself achieving them. To achieve inner excellence, it is first important to attain the mindset necessary to help you build the “mental muscle,” which is much like the physical muscle developed by workout out.
The secret involves focusing on the goal and not allowing any negative thoughts to get in your way and cause a major distraction. Positive self-talk is an important part of the equation, as negative thoughts only discourage and bring you down even before you get started.
For instance, many people who do not exercise on a regular basis find excuses not to hit the ground running by telling themselves that it is too early, too dark, or even too cold to run. Others feel that they lack the time or energy to work out.
People should train their mindset to not let such negative thoughts come between them and their fitness goals. Mindset and exercise are an inseparable part of physical health and fitness goals.
Having the right mental commitment helps you decide on the fitness goal you want to achieve and mentally commit to it. For a start, you can write your goals down, including the consequences of not achieving them, and place the list where you can see it on a daily basis. Decide to honour that commitment even during the times when you won’t feel like exercising.
Practice metal imagery by imagining yourself doing and completing the set exercises.
However, be ready to overcome the challenges and setbacks associated with exercising if you want to achieve success. Mental toughness allows you to view a challenge as the motivation you need to achieve your goals rather than a barrier between you and your dreams.