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3 Tips For Achieving Fitness Through Transforming Your Mindset

fitness Nov 14, 2022

If you're anything like me, you're always looking for new ways to help you achieve your fitness goals quickly. You've tried every fad diet and workout regimen out there, but somehow you just can't seem to stick with it long enough to see results.

It may be time to try something different. After working for the past six years as a health coach, the one thing that I’ve noticed is that mindset makes all the difference when it comes to your ability to achieve your fitness goals.

Instead of focusing on what you're eating and how much you're working out, why not focus on transforming your mindset around fitness, food, and movement? Trust me, it makes a world of difference. In this article, I’m sharing three simple tips to help get you started.


1. Transforming your mindset around what fitness looks like.

Many of us have been conditioned to believe that to be fit, we must look a certain way. We see pictures of models with six-pack abs and think that to be considered fit, we must also have a rock-hard stomach. However, this simply isn't true!

Fitness comes in all shapes and sizes, and it's important to remember that everyone's body is different. Instead of worrying about how our bodies look, we should focus on how we feel inside. When we're physically fit, we have more energy, sleep better, and are less likely to get sick.

Making fitness a priority doesn't mean spending hours at the gym daily; it simply means taking care of your body and listening to what it needs.


2. Transforming your mindset around what healthy eating looks like.

For years, diet culture has told us that to be healthy, we must restrict ourselves from eating certain foods. But this way of thinking is not only unrealistic, but it's also unhealthy!

When we deprive ourselves of the foods we love, we're more likely to fall off the wagon and indulge in unhealthy binge eating. Instead of considering food restrictions, we should focus on including nutrient-dense foods and healthy indulgences in our weekly meal planning.

By ensuring that we're eating various nutrient-dense foods and healthy indulgences, we're giving our bodies the fuel and satisfaction it needs to function at their best.


3. Transforming your mindset around what exercise looks like.

Exercise doesn't have to entail pain to equal gain! Instead of seeing exercise as a chore, try thinking of it as a way to move your body in a way that feels good.

There are so many different ways to exercise. Whether going for a walk around your neighborhood or taking an aerobics class at your local gym, the most important thing is moving your body and getting some form of exercise regularly.

So take the time to try different forms of movement until you find something that you enjoy and can stick with long-term.


Final Word From Tomesha

If you walked away with nothing else from this article, I hope you know that fitness isn't about having the “perfect” body or looking a certain way; it's about overall physical and emotional well-being. Instead of focusing on food restriction or torture-like workouts, try thinking about ways to make healthy living fun and enjoyable. Doing so will make you more likely to stick with it for the long haul!