Think like a ChampionThis month, I have been reading “How Champions Think In Sports and in Life”, by Dr. Bob Rotella, a well-known sports psychologist. The book explains that a successful life is based on how you perceive yourself. Wow! If you take a hard look at that factor, it can be an intense review. But, let’s keep it a bit lighter for the beginning of 2016.
Let's take a moment to breathe. I'm not kidding. Literally take in three nice, deep breaths and match the amount of time you took to inhale to your exhales. Now pause.What do you notice? Do you feel more relaxed? Do you feel calmer? Really hone in on you right now for a few moments. ..................................
OK....so, I posted a video to my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/dmofitness) this morning with the caption, "You don't have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great". I went on to say that "The hardest part of anything is to get started....just do it! You will be glad you did". AND....I tell people all the time that I completely understand how hard it is to start a health/fitness program....that starting is the most difficult part of it.
Have you ever wondered, what makes us do what we do? Is it the body chemistry? Is it a result of our surroundings? Is it all just hard work and mental toughness? What is it? Why do some people just seem to have it? Maybe it’s in the books one reads, or the ability to maximize the potential that we all have in us. We are all destined to be great in our own areas. I decided to share examples as part of the proof in greatness and how it is achieved.
So true...eating right and exercising does sooooo much more than what you see in the mirror. Trust me, I wouldn't put it out there if it wasn't true! It not always about what you look like in the mirror...sometimes, just sometimes it's about being healthy! Stop striving for the 6-pack and start striving for better health by just moving more and eating a little better.
As this year comes to a close and we are ready to begin the New Year, most of us vow to make major changes in the coming weeks. We attempt to live a healthier life, without taking the time to reflect on what that “healthier life” will look and feel like. We think we need to change everything at once, but the fact is this is not realistic and we find our willpower depleted after a few weeks and give up.
A mother and fitness professional often have two very similar characteristics, selfless and challenging. No matter where you start, how prepared you think you are or how much knowledge you attain, occasionally we come to a stop or a loss as to what we do next. It may not be true of many, but I can speak from experience.