By - Sandra Daniele (previously published on MindBody – Enso)
We all know the power of a good workout—it boosts your mood, your immunity, increases your energy levels and can even reduce your risk of disease. But do your thoughts control the effectiveness and the consistency of your workouts?
Personal empowerment means becoming more aware of yourself, developing self-confidence and setting realistic goals to start fulfilling your potential. Talking to yourself in a positive way, acknowledging both your strengths and weaknesses, helps to bring out your inner superhero.
If you’re struggling to find the right words when it comes to focusing on your fitness, here are four mantras to challenge and motivate you while helping you to excel when it comes to your workout goals.
I Have Come So Far – If you made it to the gym or even outside for a walk, own that accomplishment. Everyone has different fitness goals, so don’t compare your workout or level of intensity to anyone but yourself. Push yourself a little more every day—you’ll be surprised what you can do.
I Am Beautiful – You might have opinions about mirrors in the gym, but you also have your own perception of what you see in those mirrors. Start telling yourself the truth: You are beautiful. You are strong. You rock. It might feel uncomfortable at first, but keep up the positive self-talk, and you will start seeing the beauty within yourself.
I Showed Up For Me - The time at the gym or in a class is for you. It’s your time to release stress and increase your good vibrations. Allow yourself to enjoy the moment without self-deprecating thoughts. Your mind needs this, your body needs this, and both will thank you when you’re finished.
I Love My Body As It Is Today – Everyday that you are alive is a gift. You are not defined by a number on a scale or the size jeans you wear. Being able to wake up and move is a gift, your imperfections are what make you beautiful and define who you are. To quote Meghan Trainor, “Cause every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top.”
About the Author
Loving life in California, Sandra Daniele is a dreamer with a big heart. She is the creator and founder of Wish on Wildflowers, Life Enhancement Coaching for women. With a background in business and a passion for people, she enjoys a good book, planning her next adventure, writing, and sharing good wine with friends.
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