Accomplishing your fitness goals and getting results is both a physical and mental process. But sometimes we lose track of the mental work that has to be done in the gym to achieve success.
Here are a few ways to mentally set yourself up for fitness success.
1. Don’t lose track of your purpose.
Remind yourself why every workout is important to you. Not only does making it to the gym bring you closer to your goals, but it also fulfills some sort of purpose in your life. On the days you’re not as motivated to work out, remember your personal “why.”
2. Don’t beat yourself up over a bad day.
Despite your best efforts, bad days are going to happen. You’ll feel motivated one day and less energetic the next. You might sleep through your alarm and miss a morning workout. You’ll have intentions of working out after work and end up watching Netflix. Or your healthy food choices go off the rails. Whatever it may be, don’t beat yourself up over a bad day. Do what you can to get back on track and keep moving forward.
3. Be patient with the process.
Fitness success takes time, and there are no magic pills or shortcuts to get you your results. There will be times when you wonder if you are making any progress, but it’s hard to see change happening. Remember to trust in your effort and to be patient with the process.
4. Change how you talk to yourself.
Pay attention to how you talk to yourself during a workout. You might discover that you have a negative dialogue going on in your head. Once you become aware of this negative self-talk, try reframing your thoughts into something more productive and positive.
5. Be flexible with your fitness journey.
Accomplishing your fitness goals is rarely a black and white process. Things happen, obstacles arise, and life throws you curveballs. While pursuing a fitness goal, try to stay flexible in your approach. If you have to change your fitness goal or your approach to getting results, that’s okay!
Cannon Fitness and Performance in Houston is dedicated to supporting you on your fitness journey. To learn more about the programs we’re currently offering, contact us today.