Psychology of Exercise

Focus on your goals and you’ll find yourself being exercise regular. The final part of ”Building a Foundation of Success”. Exercising regularly is not the easiest thing in the world. Not all of us have the good fortune of actually “liking” exercise. Having said that, it is possible however to train your self to enjoy it (well, at least for the most part). exercise is all in the mind!

There has been so much media hype about exercise (and rightly so), that exercise is hard to find an educated person today who is unaware of the benefits of regular exercise. Whether they act on it is an other story altogether. Why this complacency when the writing is on the wall? Maybe a sense of invincibility smothers us. Like the smoker who believes he will never fall victim to lung cancer, most of us think we can bypass that responsibility for the day without repercussions.

Physical fitness is so important that it is worth a considerable investment of time. Remember you have an appointment with yourself to exercise at a certain time, so keep it. If something else comes up, make it wait. You have a previous commitment. Take the phone off the hook. If you feel guilty about missing a workout now and then, if you feel you are cheating yourself, you have the right attitude. Try picturing yourself in shorts or a bathing suit every time you miss.

Fitness Exercise – One step at a time

There is a psychology behind learning to exercise regularly. To begin with, focus on goal, both short term and long term. Visualize the positive changes in your body (both internal and external) while you go through the motions. Envision a healthier, slimmer, stronger you. Don’t get discouraged by the gym rat or by slow progress. One step at a time, as you begin to feel better every day, and you really will, when the endorphin’s start kicking in.

I encourage people to see this as time alone for themselves. Most people multi-task trying to make ends meet. Rarely do they even have the opportunity to connect with themselves during the course of the day. Use this as a time to contemplate, unwind and de-stress.