September 20, 2021

The Role of Mindset in Fitness

Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” - Henry Ford

We spend a lot of time discussing about the right strategies and techniques to get into a good shape. Rarely do we talk about the role of mindset, when it comes to taking your health to the next level.

You can buy the latest workout gear, hire the best trainer, join the best gym, get the best diet plan, but if you don’t have the right mindset, then it’s going to be a bumpy road ahead.

We’ve all at some point decided that we want to do something, made a goal for ourselves, were motivated and excited about it. But after a week, or maybe a month, we find ourselves slipping away, with motivation dropping off completely.

Why does this happen? Why do people give up on their goals? The answer is MINDSET. And Perseverance.

With the proper mindset, we can achieve anything in life. And the same is true for fitness. Getting in shape will take time. It will take a lot of effort. It will be tough. But it will be worth it when you start getting closer and closer to your goals. And for that, you will need the right mindset.

How to build the Right Mindset?

Here are a few tips that can help you build and sustain, the right mindset.

  • Start with Why - Why do you want to lose weight, or gain weight? How will it make you feel? How will you look? If you have a clear WHY, you can figure out almost any HOW. Connecting with the reasons why you started in the first place, is essential to sticking with it in the long run.
  • Believe - You’re not going to achieve something that you don’t believe you can achieve. And so no matter what the goal is, you have to believe that you can achieve it. That’s when the magic starts to happen!
  • Take Small Steps - Have big goals but make sure to break these goals into small steps that you can take everyday. That will gradually lead to your success in achieving the big goals. It is easy to get overwhelmed, thinking that the bigger goal is too far from sight. Things become much clearer and easier, once you break them down into actionable items that you can perform, on a daily basis.
  • Visualize - Visualization is real. Imagine yourself having achieved your goal. Feel it. Think about how good it will feel once you have achieved that goal. See yourself in your dream physique. How you’ll walk. How you’ll talk. Doing this tells your brain that what you’re going after is important to you, and so your subconscious brain starts to work towards it. This is one of the most critical steps in making sure that you stay on track, without putting in conscious efforts daily.

Fitness is not just a journey of physical transformation, but also a journey of mental transformation as well. Develop the right mindset to win, and do it consciously. You are in control of your thoughts and actions. Don’t let them come in between you and your goals.

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