//workout tip wednesday//
Let’s talk about giving yourself permission to succeed.
Have you ever started something and said “oooh, I don’t know if I can finish that. Or, I don’t know if I have to willpower to do that. That seems too hard.”
Stop right there.
What you’re really doing by saying all of those things is setting yourself up to fail. You’re determining an outcome that you don’t really want.
Self belief is a major piece to the puzzle in your fitness journey. Even if you don’t believe in yourself at all times, pretend you do and at some point, and you will.
I learned this when my husband was first diagnosed with cancer. He didn’t even give himself the CHANCE to think about not beating it. I was the one who selfishly he had to calm down (in my defense it was literally 3 days after I gave birth that we got the news so my hormones were everywhere) but still, his mindset was focused on one thing: WINNING. And man, did that teach me something about how important your thoughts are.
Those results you want: to lose that weight, to drop some body fat, etc….they all start with what you believe right NOW! Think about what you are saying to yourself: are you saying “I hope I can stick to it” or “I’m not sure this work is worth it?”
Reframe the way you think into “I know I can stick to this” and then develop ways to hold yourself accountable: do it with a friend, text your buddy every day for accountability, hire a professional, etc.
Your thoughts are more powerful than you can imagine! It takes practice every single day to reframe your mind, but get some accountability going and finally give yourself permission to succeed!! You deserve to!
Yours in health,