Friday, April 19, 2013
My desire to exercise comes in waves: I have many days where I don’t feel like dedicating myself, and then I have days where I am just overwhelmed with excitement to get fit. This week has been a high point, where I want to get started again with my fitness goals.
The downside to that is, people who I consider to be my close “friends” have the most DISCOURAGING comments to say about my efforts:
“You’re going to burn out…I don’t think you can work out 2 hours.”
“You’re not going to be able to stick to it, because I wasn’t able to stick to it.”
“It will be a long time before you get results.”
These things can definitely be a deterrent if you allow them to be. I feel like anytime you begin a fitness journey, the number one most important step is being mentally prepared for it. When you are mentally prepared, you can overcome negative influences and remarks, remain focused and rise above.
I said all of this to say, stay mentally prepared, and be ENCOURAGED! Don’t allow outsiders to manipulate you into thinking you aren’t capable of changing your life. If I listened to my discouraging friends and family members, I would probably remain in the same mindset and body state.
Look in the mirror and tell yourself this, and BELIEVE IT!
I WILL do this!
I AM capable!
My only hindrance in life is ME!
I CAN accomplish my personal fitness goals!