Lately I have tried a new technique to focus on my body during strength training sessions. Right now I am doing 6 sets of 5 reps (trying to break yet another plateau) at a slightly higher weight than in the last few weeks. With each rep, I use a motivational word rather than a number that allow me to concentrate on form and strength. Like: health, power, strength, change and worth it. It really brings focus to the activity and the repetativeness makes harder exercises easier to complete!
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Are you going through a spell where it's just too difficult to meet daily goals, or you just don't feel like it anymore? Then act "as if." Act as if you've already lost the weight, no matter what the scale says. Act as if you've already run a 10K, even if it's a pain to get off the couch. Smile even if you don't feel like smiling. If you act the part, it's easier to imagine those yet-to-be-achieved goals as a future reality. If you dream it, you can be it!
Mind over matter, friends. Mind over matter.
It takes ME to have my MIND perform in ways that MATTER! My spinning coach this morning was encouraging us to apply Mind over Matter in order to endure the difficult routine. I'm applying My Mind to do what Matters with food choices, exercise discipline, and the right attitude! Mind over Matter wins
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