Lately, it’s been hot here in the Los Angeles area. I love to train outdoors and won’t let this heat stop me. I realize what I have to do in order to do that. Yes, hydrate is very important. Heat cramps, heat exhaustion and in some cases, heat stroke can occur. Still, having the right mindset in order to prevail and to prevail in a healthy way.
The Mental Barrier:
Many people tend to make excuses as to why they can’t workout. It doesn’t matter if it’s summer, winter, spring or fall. The mental barrier stops them from taking the necessary actions to get healthy and fit. Now, I’m not asking you to workout in extreme conditions. That’s simply for me to challenge myself. Instead, it’s all about getting out on a consistent basis in order to get fit.
By the way, those that are having a hard time getting their mind into are not alone. I have several friends who were once professional football players who are in the same boat. They are older and lost the will to workout. They got fat and are a shell of their former selves. We’ve seen this with some of the contestants on the show, The Biggest Loser. Former world class athletes who let themselves go.
Keys to cultivating a positive mindset:
In every aspect of life, our actions are dictated by our mindset. All levels of success begin with how we think and believe. Fitness is no exception. Hence, the goal of this article is to help instill in each reader the keys that will help them breakthrough their mental barriers and get onto the road to fitness success.
The keys are simple and yet, powerful when executed. They’ve been put into place by the greatest of the great. Once you understand them, then you may scratch your head and wonder, “What the heck? Is this all there is?” Bear with me. Simplicity is the key to understanding the three keys that will be presented. Complication only leads to inertia. Just as that ancient saying has always stated, “Keep it simple, stupid” will be in effect.
The Three Keys:
- Believe in yourself just as an athlete would believe in themselves. Belief is powerful. The stronger your belief and that your believe you deserve a fit life, then you will start to take action.
- Have a strong “reason why” you want to get fit. The stronger your why is, the more apt you’ll want to take action to get it done.
- If you have any doubt, say the word “STOP” in a powerful way. Then step back and reevaluate that doubt (weakening it). Go back to your “reason why” and your belief. Bring those in powerfully. Then say “GO!” And keep going.
Once you do this on a consistent basis, fitness will eventually become a habit. No longer will you have a barrier to getting fit. You will have a passion for it. That I believe! Now, GO!!!!