I have found that many people don’t lack the motivation to power or move their bodies, but what they do lack is the know how to empower their mind so they can gain momentum for optimal health and fitness. Here are the tricks I use when I train my client’s to shine brighter and bolder in their fitness and personal pursuits.
Tip 1: One of the most challenging tasks you have to do before your workout is putting on your sneakers. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, “sounds ridiculous, right?! Well it’s not. Have you ever not followed through after committing to put on your sneakers? Probably not! So once they are on, you’re on your way. I don’t now anyone who has ever regretted that they went to the gym or worked out once they got there. And like putting on your sneakers you probably never turned around once you got to the gym or went outside for a walk or jog. So Tip #1 is put those sneakers on, get out the door and go for it. The rest will take care of itself.
Tip 2: A goal is just a dream if it’s not written down or scheduled. It’s so easy to put off your exercise plan when you have many other “To Do’s” on the list that just never seems to get completed. My client’s work best and achieve their goals more efficiently when they have a set schedule weekly and monthly. It allows them to schedule other appointments and/or move other life obligations around the training time to promote consistency, which in my opinion is one of the key ingredients to success. I recommend on Sunday night or the beginning of the month to spend some time scheduling your weekly workouts in a calendar that can remind you. I have had client’s for as long as 11 years and we workout on the same day of the week at the same time. That’s what I call consistency! Just so happens that this client is a Billionaire and ranks in the top 100 most successful people in America.
Tip 3: Change your physical state or posture while making a decision to go exercise. State change is one of the most powerful motivators and also one that most people don’t know about or do. Even if you don’t love sports, there’s probably a very likely chance you’ve seen a Super Bowl game or other world-class sporting event on TV. And while watching you’ve probably have seen athletes jumping around, psyching themselves up, hitting shoulders pads or jumping up and down to loosen up, that’s an example of “State Change”. You don’t have to bang your head on the wall, but you can stand up tall, stick out your chest, hold your head up high, use your voice and say out loud, “ I Am…Healthy and Fit and I love to exercise.” This simple strategy and mantra will help you find the motivation to get you off the couch, get out of the office and go to the gym for an invigorating workout.
These tips, as all tips are only effective when they are implemented and used daily until you get into a “zone” and create momentum so exercise becomes part of your daily routine and lifestyle, like brushing your teeth. 🙂
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