I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals.
Your mindset dictates the way you feel about your choices. Are you happy to diet or do you only do it “because you have to”? Are you happy to work out or is it a chore?
If you believe a certain truth, then you will behave accordingly. So, if you switch from a truth that doesn’t serve you to one that aligns with your goals, you are setting yourself up for success.
The three tips in this article can help you reframe your fitness decisions so that you can achieve your objectives and enjoy yourself in the process.
As a side note, when I was first brainstorming ideas for the piece, I thought to use the festive period for context, but in hindsight this advice can apply to your lifestyle as a whole.
When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation.
Working in a commercial gym, I have the opportunity to talk about fitness with individuals from all walks of life. When I ask how their training is going, the number one obstacle they bring up is the big bad M-word: motivation.
In fact, many of them hire a personal trainer just to have someone to push them to exercise and eat in a different way.
But what is motivation? And how can you manipulate it to succeed in your fitness journey?
In this article, I will examine different types of motivation and how to harness the most common one to achieve your fitness goals.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
How long have you been tiptoeing around the idea of getting fit and healthy?
How many times have you been put off by the amount of contradictory information available on the internet?
How many times have you felt your knowledge was inadequate for you to make progress, so you never got started?
You aren’t alone. Countless people may not have easy access to a personal trainer or an online coach, so they postpone their fitness journey indefinitely because they feel like they lack the knowledge and confidence to do it properly.
I’m not going to lie. This article isn’t a substitute for a personal trainer’s expertise. No random piece of writing on the internet is, regardless of what the title might tell you.
Nevertheless, I’m going to do my best to offer you a couple of tips to get you started on the path of building healthier habits around training and nutrition.
You need to put what you learn into practice and do it over and over again until it’s a habit. I always say, ‘Seeing is not believing. Doing is believing.’ There is a lot to learn about fitness, nutrition and emotions, but once you do, you can master them instead of them mastering you.
One of my biggest pet peeves about the fitness industry is the sheer amount of BS circulating on social media and on the web. Some BS is about exercise, some is about nutrition, and all of it is fear-mongering, with the clear purpose of persuading those who don’t know any better to buy the latest diet shake or pill.
However, there are already a lot of very competent people who bust myths and take down social media charlatans on a regular basis.
So, instead of focusing on the rubbish, I want this article to contribute to shedding light on some non-rubbish aspects of fitness that Karen the Herbalife Ambassador or Mark the Jacked Fitness Guru don’t want you to know, lest you stop buying into their lies (quite literally).
So here are three things no one (or not many, anyway) will tell you about fitness.
I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, “Because of you, I didn’t give up.”
As fitness is growing more and more popular in developed countries, there are also more and more personal trainers and a variety of personal training modes, ranging from 1-on-1 online training to in-person, small group training.
With all these choices, how do you pick the right option for you?
This article will explore three factors you may find helpful to consider when you’re trying to decide.
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