A positive workout mindset increases your chances of achieving your personal fitness goals while building a healthy and sustainable workout habit. Here are some of the blockers you might encounter that prevent you from creating a positive workout mindset:
1. You don’t enjoy your current workout routine.
If you’re not enjoying your current workout routine, it’s going to be hard to approach your workouts with a positive mindset. The good news is you have a lot of options on how you choose to work out. And if you haven’t given group classes a try, then now is a great time to do so. Group classes are a fun way to get in an effective workout with a knowledgeable instructor. All you need to do is show up ready to work hard and have some fun.
2. Your workout approach is too strict.
While it’s true that you need to practice discipline and self-control to form healthy habits, at the same time, you need to approach these habits with some flexibility. No one is perfect, and setting unrealistic expectations can make it hard to keep your workout approach positive. So when needed, cut yourself some slack. If you had a really hard day at work and missed the workout you had planned on doing at lunch, don’t see this as a failure. Come up with a plan B (like working out after work), or get back into your routine tomorrow.
3. You’re not able to see progress.
When you’re able to see the efforts of your workouts paying off, then it’s easier to be excited about maintaining your workout routine. But it won’t always be easy to see your results. And when you don’t feel like you’re making any progress, it’s hard to keep a positive outlook. Do your best to stay patient with the process. And try keeping a workout log. Even if you can’t see the results in the mirror, you’ll be able to see all the hard work you’ve done over time.
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