Fitness Saboteurs and How to Defeat Them
I’m so lazy and fat.
I’ll never be fit.
I didn’t even exercise once this week;”
I'msuch a loser.
Would you talk to a friend or loved one this way?
So why would you talk to yourself that way?
Listening to negative self-talk isn’t motivating, so what’s the point?
Negative self-talk destroys your confidence and motivation to the point where you can’t visualize success.
The next time you recognize a critical thought, STOP and replace it with a POSITIVE thought like
“I’m so proud of myself for walking at lunch time today. It took a lot of effort, but I did it.
Behavior change is hard.
Give yourself some credit for every step you take toward your fitness goals.
Practice intentionally giving yourself positive feedback and watch your motivation and fitness soar.