You have to be obsessed. You can’t think about fitness for the 1 hour per day that you’re working out, and then let life take over for the other 23 hours!
Do you have a fitness goal? Great. You should be thinking about it as soon as you wake up, and setting a “to do” list for the day to keep you on track. You should be thinking about your goal at every meal and snack time. Your goal should be on your mind when you grocery shop. Don’t forget about your goal when you get invited to that party on Friday night; are you going to sacrifice good sleep, or drink too much alcohol if you go?
You can do anything you set your mind to. The only question is, “how bad do you want it?”
“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”
It’s true. These words of wisdom can apply to any part of life, but let’s talk fitness: Once you set your mind to your goals, and focus on them proactively, results won’t be far behind. Stop blaming your genetics and saying, “I can’t lose weight.” Replace those negative limitations that you’re placing on yourself with anticipation for the exciting change that’s about to happen! Imagine how great it’s going to feel to reach your fitness goals! Then start reaching them one small step at a time.
“If you love life, you will not waste time; for time is what life is made of.”
I think about this quote whenever I’m tempted to “kill some time”. When I remember how valuable time is, I usually decide that it’s not something I want to waste!