Get what You want

What’s the key to getting physically fit? It starts with actively and insatiably crafting the right mindset.

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You can convince yourself to like anything. How? Just as we find ourselves in unappealing mindsets, like laziness or apathy, we can just as quickly find ourselves recuperating with the best life choices, like exercising. Why would anyone choose to be lazy? We easily float to dark spaces when we lose focus and forget to direct attention to our mindset.

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Cognitive abilities are too-often over looked when it comes to fitness.

Let’s start with the root- “I hate working out.” The more you say this, the more you believe it and hold to it. The kicker is, as humans, we’re made to exercise. It’s only society’s switch that’s reverted this need.

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When we remind ourselves of the importance of exercise, we can learn to like it.

Tell yourself you want to go to the gym. Find the good in the workout. Make the challenge a thrill. Be cognizant of the reward at the end. Zealously understand your need to workout.

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You can teach yourself to truly cherish something you once hated. Determination. Drive. Expand your mindset and you will glean the acceptance of change and the passion to exercise.

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And with that, have a fabulous weekend!

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12 thoughts on “Get what You want

  1. Katherine says:

    I LOVE this post! This is totally giving me that little push I needed to get motivated and excited to get off my booty this weekend! Hope you have a fabulous weekend girl! 🙂 xx

  2. This is so true. When you become aware of all the battles in your mind you can start training yourself to focus on the positives and what is best for yourself.

  3. Anne @ CandyCrazedrun.wordpress.com says:

    It’s like I always tell people who don’t understand how anyone can run more than a few miles,

    running is 30% physical, 70% mental.

    I really, truly believe this!

  4. Christine says:

    Love this post! Healthy is as much mental as it is physical and you have to get yourself into the mindset that a healthy life if the one for you!

  5. This sounds like I post I could have written. The psych major in me loves it 🙂 Mind over matter. Have a wonderful weekend Alex!!!

  6. What a wonderful post, and so, so true!!

  7. Love all the motivation lately!

  8. I am a firm believer that you can do anything you put your mind to! Sure, you might not be the best in the world, but you can still do whatever you want to the best of your ability with the right attitude!

  9. Hillary says:

    Going to work out RIGHT NOW! And very excited about it 🙂

  10. Suuuuuch an inspiring post! And every word of it is right on. I didn’t used to like to run, but I’ve overcome that and now I genuinely love it! 🙂

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  12. Francene Katzen says:

    SO LOVE this blog and posts!!! I just always think how much better I will feel once my workout is done. . . . Got to get your mind right before your body, that’s for sure!

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