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!
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.
Figured out what hold you back? Great, now I want you to think about what the opposite of whatever it is. Too tired, you’ll be thinking about what it is like feel refreshed and pumped up. Time constraints, think about having the free time to take care of yourself in the best way. Afraid of people at the gym, think about having the gym be mostly empty while you are there. Now, these things can and will
Now, these things can and will exists. You may have to rearrange some things, but you can have all of these things. Ask your local gym owner when high traffic times are. Workout at a different time of the day. Ever try working out in the morning? As for finding time, you can solve this a variety of ways. Figure out something that you can limit (tv time, phone time, ect.) or try waking up 20 minutes earlier. I know it sounds crazy but waking up earlier will give you time to really prepare for the day and you’ll feel better for it.
My point is that if you can find the problem you can then begin to find the answer to that problem. It may not be an answer you are super excited about, but it is an answer. An answer to help you accomplish your goals. How bad do you want it?
What’s the one thing that most often keeps you from going to the gym or working out in general? Are you too tired, not sure what to do, afraid of being in the gym because of well… people? These are all super valid in their own ways. Part of completing this challenge is to overcome your own weaknesses both physically and mentally. Step one is Identifying what you struggle with. So take some time to really reflect on what you struggle with. Write it down, and tomorrow we will go over what you can do to overcome what it is.