Have you ever thought of yourself as your perfect body? Not the image of someone else (cough, Jamie Eason) but a mental image of yourself the way you want to look. Give it a shot sometime. It’s harder than you think.
Part of the reason we sabotage our own fitness goals is because we don’t truly believe we can be that way. What I want you to do today is to get rid of that ridiculous notion and spend 5 minutes imagine what your most healthy self would look like. Seeing it in your head is the first step to seeing it in real life.
Don’t freak out if you can’t “see” a change yet. Pay attention to how you feel!
How are you doing? Still working on you for at least 20 minutes a day? Yes, Awesome! No. It’s super easy to say that well I missed 2 days so I’m done with it. No!!! Get back at it. You are only limited by your own will power and at this point your willing yourself not to do it. Change that tune then change the world!
Do’s and Don’ts of the gym.
Do go all out every workout.
Don’t compare yourself to others.
Do beat your own records.
Don’t try to show off. (It never ends well)
Don’t do a ton of cardio right after a big meal.
Do eat/drink protein after the workout.
Don’t forget your towel.
Do track your progress.
Don’t forget to breathe.
Did I mention breathe?
Oh, and don’t forget to have fun!
Don’t sabotage yourself.
Have you ever noticed that you will find excuses that prevent you from accomplishing your goals? We, as a whole, are not comfortable with change. Because of this, I invite you to revisit why you started this journey. Why is it important to you? Keep this at the forefront of your mind and you will be able to persevere through complications.
Why track your progress for a challenge?
Tracking your progress show’s you how far you’ve come in concrete terms. You may feel like you haven’t done much or have gotten any better, but by tracking your workouts you’ll have the proof you need to keep yourself moving and pushing on the days where life just seems to keep you down.
Are you a woman, if so I have a very important message for you. Strong is beautiful! Strong in mind and strong in body. Don’t be afraid to be strong.