Wellness Wednesday: Mental Toughness


Are you a winner or a loser? Do you give in often or are you discipline? In many of my posts I always place great emphasis on the mental aspect of fitness. I’m pretty sure you have heard me say, “It all starts on the inside” or “Having confidence is the key”. Well it is.

America is know for it’s bigger than life athletes, bulky cars, and their large people! It is no mystery that more than half of adults in America are overweight. You ask why? Well I believe a lot of it is contributed to a lack of discipline. You may have gone through a hard time in your life and gain a little weight, but more and more you don’t recover out of that slump. Then you look 5 or 10 years down the line and you have gained more pounds and it is hard to even recognize yourself anymore. We have learned to take the “easy” way out, and that has led to the down fall of the fitness in America.

It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. Here are a few hints to make little changes down a better and healthier path.

1. Visual yourself healthier.

My Dad always would tell us, “If you can believe it, you can achieve it.” Visualization is a very powerful thing. You can vision yourself winning millions of dollars, can’t you? Then visualize a better you!

2. Speak positive thoughts to yourself.

It seems like every positive thought is somehow followed by a negative one. As a Christian I believe that you should never let the enemy conquer your thoughts. When negative thoughts come in, open your mouth and speak them out with positivity.

3. Avoid temptation situations at all cost.

You know those things that will cause you to start in a downward spin. Remove yourself from those situations before you give into them.

4. Surround yourself with people who have similar goals.

One of our worst enemies can be the people we allow around us. I find it encouraging to seek out those who may have the same goals as you. They understand you, and may even have more tips to help you out of your ditch.

So are you going to give in or are you going to be discipline? Ultimately the decision is up to you! I hope this blesses someone today. Happy Wellness Wednesday all you mentally tough people!



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