In our 25 days of fitness today is day 9. My tip for the day is read a book. Why? There is no better way to change your thinking than to read a good motivational inspiring book. I just finished a book called Mind Gym yesterday by Gary Mack and David Casstevens. It was all about going into the mind of an athlete from the perspective of a sports psychologist. It talked about how this psychologist would look at certain situations of athletes and dissected how they think and how he was able to chage their mindset to translate into performing better in their sport. Our minds are a powerful thing and if we don’t work on controlling our thoughts it will travel into our everyday life and effect actions. This is why I love reading books. It helps me develop as a business owner as well as keeping my mind positive to help others in their fitness journey AND keep up with my own. Whatever your goal is, whatever you may struggle with in your journey, find a good book to educate you and maybe just to renew your mind. The most successful people in the world read a lot of books. Try it and see what it does to your mind 😉
Life happens, and everyday is not a carbon copy of the last. I’ve owned a fitness studio for over 9 years now and seen all kinds of people come and go. There are some that are here everyday no matter what and others that sprinkle in every once in a while. With those that are the most consistent, what is it that keeps them coming everyday? Do they have less going on in their lives? Absolutely not! Now don’t get me wrong, tragedies happen which cause our lives to come to a halt and things get put on the back burner for a minute or two. Those that are the most consistent make fitness a part of who they are. These people have fitness as a habit so it gets worked into what ever they have going on. Work, family, friends, and relationships all have an effect on our schedules EVERYDAY. It’s up to you how you let it affect your routine. Are you going to stop brushing your teeth because your child is sick? I would venture to say that’s a no. Why? Because your teeth are important and you wouldn’t even think about skipping it because it is a habit. What other habits do you have that won’t quit in times of uncertainty? That answer is totally up to you. Write out your priorities today and view them (and do them) on a regular basis until they become a part of who you are. That’s when you will become one of those people who never quits.