POV! It is all about your ‘Point of View’. I could end this blog post right there. Literally, this very ‘simple’ answer could be why you are still stuck and seeing very little progress in your fitness goals. Do you workout to change your mood? Do you workout only when you are in a bad mood? Do you workout only when you are in a good mood? What is your mood generally when you workout? These types are questions are important to ask yourself. Why? Because you could be leading your workouts all by the type of mood you are in. Your workouts are now connected to an emotion and if you aren’t feeling it, then you don’t do it or don’t do it to your greatest potential. The ebbs and flows of working out get tied to an emotional roller coaster when you didn’t even know it. It is important to change our perspective and the emotions as to why we work out. These three mental roadblocks could be why you are stuck in a fitness rut. Once you can shift your mindset, everything else will follow suit.
Instead of that little voice inside of you saying you can’t, you need to channel in the Little Engine That Could and start repeating to yourself, ‘I think I can. I think I can. I think I can…’ Because let’s be honest, you can!
If you are saying you can’t in the gym, then you are probably having those same self-doubts in other aspects of your life too! Changing your attitude in one part of your life can easily trickle to another part. Remember when I said earlier that once your mindset shifts, the rest will follow suit? Yeah, that is exactly what I am talking about here.
Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
What better time than now, to fricking love who you are! Stop comparing yourself to others–they are not you and you are not them. This is a toxic game and it needs to stop. Instead of comparing yourself to others, compare yourself to, well, yourself. Give yourself a good evaluation.
Are you stronger than three months ago?
What areas would you like to get stronger in?
How have you emotionally been doing?
Any bad habits you have picked up recently?
By doing so you will encourage your personal growth to grow, instead of holding yourself back by playing the comparison game.
Don’t Want it, Need it!
Look at exercise as something you need to do, because factually you really should do it to stay healthy. See, it is a need. If you can think of exercising that way, then it will be easier for you to keep your emotions out of it. I get it, we all have the days when we just don’t want to do it. If it is for your health though, then you probably can convince yourself that you just need to go. Don’t get me wrong, find the balance in life and make sure your need to exercise is a balanced and healthy one, but next time you go to bed with the intention to workout in the morning, maybe your need will trick you waking up not wanting to go and actually make yourself go.