Have you ever doubted yourself in reaching any of your health and fitness goals? I think we all have at least once in our life. It’s alot of work to be healthy, but then again, many things that are hard — like your job, school, relationships, etc. — are worth the effort. It makes you appreciate what you have and gives you a sense of accomplishment.
The optimist’s life mission focuses on optimal health, wellness and success. Of course, you can’t have optimum health, fitness, and wellness without consistent, proper exercise and nutrition. They are crucial factors to an emotionally and physically healthy lifestyle.
Please pay attention to the words you say, because they declare your beliefs. I just want you to be aware of how powerful your words can be. Now, all the words in the world can’t help you without you taking action! Your action steps will also determine if you really have belief in your goal.
You become what you believe. I believe in saying positive statements–it reinforces your belief system. This is the mindset of optimism. It’s no doubt that positive people attract other people and are a huge source of inspiration. It’s infectious!
A vital aspect of a good, healthy self-image is being emotionally and physically fit. It makes a significant impact on your selfesteem. The better shape you’re in, the better you feel about yourself. You are more effective and comfortable in your interactions with other people. As a result, people respect and admire you.
So, how in the world do we become the ultimate optimist when it comes to our health, fitness and wellness? First of all — Make long-term goals! They will give you the direction and purpose you’ll need. Without setting long-term goals, your quality of life will result in failure to suceed. If you visualize your goals in detail as you set them, you literally program them into your nervous system. You must write out each and every goal and your plan of attack. It’s important to be specific with your goals. For example, I am going to competing at the my first half marathon on May 15th, 2013 at 8am.
Most of all, you respect yourself. You know you made the sacrifice and had the self discipline to transform and maintain yourself. Once you believe that you can reach your goal, nothing will stop you from pursuing it!
As always, I absolutely love hearing from you! Your feedback is very important to us here at FitnessX Magazine. Feel free to drop me an email at katherineaguirre@fitnessX.com.
Inspiring YOU to Live Well…Naturally,
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