Fitness Motivation – How to Change Your Mindset to Fit Exercise Into Your Life
Welcome to Fitness Friday, where with the ILEAD Company, we are helping todays leaders WIN by achieving wellness mentally and physically so that you can enhance your influence, impact and income.
There are 2 things you need to remember regarding the proper mindset for exercise and physical sense.
#1 – You need to stop thinking of exercise as exercise.
Exercise doesn’t have to be lifting weights in a smelly gym full of intimidating bodybuilders. And you don’t have to run 5 miles at a time, or join expensive health clubs.
Simply put, you need to forget the word “exercise”. Think “physical activity” instead of exercising or working out. Because honestly, being moderately to intensely physically active on a regular basis is all you need to enjoy the fat-burning, muscle-building, body-toning, head-turning benefits of physical fitness.
Just 2.5 hours of moderate to intense physical activity weekly (walking briskly, playing with your kids or grand-kids, practicing yoga or pilates, cycling or hiking) is all the “exercise” you need to work into your busy schedule.
#2 – You need to figure out your big “Why?”.
Salespeople are instructed to talk about benefits instead of features when they are trying to get a prospective customer to make a purchase. That is because people do not buy things, they buy what those things do for them.
You never buy a drill bit, you are buying the hole that the drill bit makes. So use this “what’s in it for me” truism to your advantage. Discover the real reason you want to get fit and in shape.
This is your big “Why?”, And it is extremely powerful. Maybe you want to spend as much time as possible with your grandchildren. Perhaps you are tired of being sick and tired. You may even want to drop the weight and get in shape to attract your dream partner, to feel good when you look in the mirror, one enjoy the compliments you receive when you look and feel fabulous.
Whatever it is, discover the “Why?” that motivates your fitness efforts. Then it’s simple to find.
Mindset is not always easy to change so that you can include fitness into your life. Therefore, the Fit to Lead 365 accountability program has been created to help you remain focused. CLICK HERE to learn more about this fitness program for leaders.
Cheers to your fitness journey!