Many clients start out at Habitat Health and Fitness in Lakeland, Florida, dreading their new adventure to get back into shape, but soon change their attitude toward fitness. If you’ve ever tried to get fit before and failed, your attitude is the first thing you need to check at the door of the gym. Why? A bad attitude not only uses too much energy that could be better directed into doing something great for yourself or others, but it also is almost a guarantee you’ll find an excuse to quit your fitness goals. The good news is that you can change how you think about fitness.
Identify why you dread working out.
People often fail to acknowledge that they secretly hate or dread working out. However, overcoming that feeling is ultimately important. Sometimes, it isn’t getting fit but the boredom of doing the same exercise routine and not seeing immediate results. That’s a great reason to use the services of a personal trainer or do team training. Those sessions are always different and interesting, challenging you every minute of the day. You’ll see faster results when you workout with a trainer, so it’s also more rewarding.
You can change your attitude toward getting fit when you realize it can actually save you time.
It may seem like you have one more commitment when you start a workout program, but in reality, working out may save you time. Part of the problem is scheduling your workout and sticking with the schedule. If you consider it an important appointment and put it on your calendar, you’ll be more likely to go. How does it save you time? When you workout, you have more energy, so you’ll get more done in less time. Not only does that endurance help you on physical tasks, it boosts your cognitive functioning, too. Finally, the healthier and fitter you are, the less apt you are to get sick and have to spend time at the doctors or down in bed.
You may think that you’re supposed to hate working out, but that’s just not true.
If you recall your days in school, you may have really loved it, but always said you hated it. Why? Because you thought that’s what you were supposed to think. Many people love that great feeling they get when they workout, knowing they’re gaining dominion over their bodies and loving the feeling of accomplishment, but feel awkward saying it or even thinking it. Somehow, it sounds a little strange, but it isn’t. You don’t have to declare it in the public square, but admitting to yourself that you love how great you feel and how you feel more in command of your life will go a long way to changing your attitude toward fitness.
- Learn to focus on the positives things that occur in the gym. If you’ve managed to take your workout to another level, bask in your progress. There’s nothing wrong with congratulating yourself.
- If you love computer games with challenges and levels, think of your fitness goals as a game. Most people that do that find a whole new enthusiasm for their fitness goals.
- Find ways to make your workouts more effective and things you can do daily to get fitter faster. Take the stairs instead of the elevator or ride a bike to the store. Make your fun activities more active, like going dancing instead of a movie.
- Decide that you have value and deserve to be healthy. Too often people don’t value themselves enough and don’t realize that they deserve to look and feel their best. You have value and should feel good.
For more information, contact us today at Habitat Health and Fitness