ShFIT Episode #6 - Mindset in Fitness
Noun. the established set of attitudes held by someone.
We often overlook the importance of one's mindset when it comes to fitness. But mindset plays an important role, you can’t commit to change until your mind is in the right place and ready to make the commitment.
A fitness mindset is a mindset that sees life as a journey, rather than a bunch of destinations. As fitness is a journey, we do not achieve our goals in one week or one month, but over time as we travel the road to our goals. Once we accept and understand that, we begin to realize that the joy is in the journey. Going to the gym, seeing the small non-scale and scale victories are the joy. We begin to celebrate the small successes more and more and to look at your obstacles and mistakes as challenges rather than failures.
Not only do we start to experience joy along our journey, but exercise also has physical benefits. Activity improves your health and reduces the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Physical exercise can have both immediate and long-term health benefits while improving your overall quality of life.
Five Ways to Get Into the Mindset of Exercising Regularly
Don't skip workouts
Find an activity you enjoy
Set goals and track your progress, both scale and non-scale
Join a community. They will help inspire you
Remind yourself why you're making this journey
Remember: Once we alter our mindset from fitness being a struggle, to being a journey with small successes and failures along the way, it becomes easier.