A wise man once said, “Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.”
But how do you get the right attitude to achieve your health and fitness goals and how do you maintain it?
You might be successful in every other area in life. You always smash your career and business goals yet you can’t seem to crack success in your health and fitness.
Using the same attitudes that you use in your career can be the key to success.
Attitude shapes our daily lives and the world around us. It is also critical to our fitness and health goals.
Motivation is a critical factor in supporting sustained exercise, which in turn is associated with important health outcomes
Exercise Improves Mindset
Working out increases endorphins and has proven effects on putting us in a better mood and improving attitude.
Physical activity stimulates an endorphin called “Brain Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF)” that gives you the ability to think more clearly and better respond to business and life demands.
Studies show that this endorphin is sustained for as long as several weeks after exercise and it tends to improve mental attitude and mood too.
Be The Boss of Your Mind
In business, you set yourself goals, key performance indicators and strategies to achieve success.
Having the right attitude to your fitness and wellness goals is exactly the same.
It’s all about knowing that achieving success is a marathon that requires planning, perseverance and the right attitude.
Stop Negative Thinking
Sometimes putting a stop to negative thinking is as easy as that.
Next time you start to think negatively, try telling yourself to stop.
You wouldn’t speak to a friend or colleague with such negativity so treat yourself with respect too.
Visualise the benefits or the ‘best bits’ of working out as your personal motivational strategy.
Imagine the smell of the trees or the sun on your face before you start your workout.
Think about the music you’ll play and plan a play list. Imagine the feeling that the music gives you as you work out.
It takes a positive attitude to achieve positive results. Reprogram your brain with positive affirmations repeated several times each day, every day.
An affirmation are words that can help you charge up your power and motivation. They help send messages to your subconscious and can trigger positive feelings that spur you on.
Plan for Roadblocks
Every project has set backs. Plan for the road blocks in your own attitude and prepare for those moments when you feel low in motivation.
Creating a reward for your exercise effort can have a habit forming effect.
For example, rewarding yourself with an episode of Game of Thrones, a healthy smoothie or a pedicure each week can give be the ritual that creates a the positive habit loop and motivate you to keep going.
Get Expert Help
Check with your doctor before increasing the intensity or nature of your workouts.
Once you have clearance, talk to your Urban Fitness Solutions trainer about exercises, dietary changes and a lifestyle prescription that might help you change your attitude and succeed in life and business.
At Urban Fitness Solutions we empower people over 45 to achieve optimal health, vitality and personal fitness goals. Our qualified mobile personal trainers specialise in creating one on one training programs that provide you with the motivation and support to be the healthiest you can be.
At Urban Fitness Solutions we promote a holistic approach to your nutrition, emotional well-being and physical health to ensure you enjoy the quality of life you deserve.