Why the Right Mindset is Everything When it Comes to Fitness
If you plan on getting in the best shape of your life, then what do you need to do to make that happen?
Answer: it’s all about your mindset. It’s all about the way you approach a goal and go after your training.
Millions of people make the decision to get into great shape every year but 99% of those will fail to get the abs and the biceps they want. You know this to be true: perhaps you’ve been in that number yourself at some point.
What happens next is that those people look for a reason for their failure – for something to blame. Very often, this will mean blaming the training program they were following, or perhaps accusing their genetics. But it’s not about that. It’s about mindset.
How Your Mindset Changes the Game
The reality is that you can have the worst genetics in the world and be following the worst training program, but if you are vigilant and you stick at it then you should still see results. Even if all you are doing is a bunch of press-ups every night, then you should still find that you tone up and lose some weight.
The single key factor is that you are sticking with it.
And to do that, you need to get into the right mindset.
The Biggest Mistake People Make
So how do you change your mind precisely? What is this big mistake that so many people make?
One of the biggest problems is that many of us want results too fast. We want to see a change in our physique now and thus we adopt an extreme diet or a training program fit for a Navy Seal.
Of course, all this does is make us incredibly exhausted and stressed and prevent us from enjoying our food. It’s unsustainable.
And then what happens is that we give up. Eventually, we give up at least because the plan is simply unsustainable. Most of us will quit faster than that though. If you’re eating nothing but plain bread every morning, noon and night then there’s a good chance you’ll give up within a few weeks. If you’re trying to run 10km a day, you might not make it to day two.
Instead, you need to see this as a lifestyle change. If you are on a diet, that means you are likely to come off a diet. So focus on making it fun and sustainable!