We’ve heard it before and we’ll hear it again: the power of the mind is an incredible thing. This ethos is particularly pertinent to achieving our health goals, because often it’s our mind that’s the biggest roadblock to success.
There have been times when we all haven’t felt like going to the gym or following a healthy diet, and a lot of the time that’s just just our minds telling us that we didn’t want to do the necessary things (ie the hard work) to be fit and lean.
The mind is an extremely powerful tool: countless studies have shown that you can will yourself to do just about anything. Getting in shape won’t be difficult to achieve, as long as you think about it, see it in your mind, follow a plan and make it happen. The trick is to avoid negative attitudes and keep things positive.
However, sometimes it’s not just you who’s creating a negative state of mind. Some people who aren’t reaching their fitness goals are surrounded by negative people, which can also affect their mental approach.
It doesn’t matter if you have the ability to train and eat healthy; if your mind doesn’t want to do it, then you’ve already defeated yourself. That’s why mental discipline is key: You have to believe that you can do it or it won’t happen.
Obtaining a fit, lean body is 90 percent mental and 10 percent physical. Your mind controls everything that you do in the gym and in the kitchen. It truly is the most powerful weapon you have when it comes to accomplishing your fitness and fat-loss goals.
Below are some more tips to help you get in to a positive mindset to achieve your goals. Because after that’s sorted, there’s no excuse.