If you’ve been out of shape your whole life or tried to lose weight before and failed, it can be difficult to see yourself as better. “If you can believe it, you can achieve it,” is real. That belief can help you become the new you. We help people in Fort Lee, NJ, change their self-image to a more positive one and finally believe in themselves to boost their chances for success.
You have to look past the mirror into the future.
When you look in the mirror, you often don’t see what others see. You see the image in your head. When you’re on a fitness journey, it’s even worse. The change is so slow that it impedes a clear mental image even more. It can convince you that weight loss or fitness is impossible and make it hard to get excited about working out. One advantage of working with a trainer is the belief in the trainer, even when you don’t believe in yourself. That belief in the trainer can put you on your way to success.
There is power in belief.
It’s not magic or anything particularly mystical. The power of belief is real but for very down-to-earth, concrete reasons. When you believe something is possible, you continue to try to achieve it. Consider the legacy of Roger Bannister, the man who ran the first four-minute mile. Runners had been chasing four minutes or less since 1886, and it took until 1954 for Bannister to do it. It took almost seven decades for Bannister to break four minutes, but once he accomplished it, people believed it possible. Within a year, four other people broke four minutes. It was all about believing it was possible.
Create a goal and the steps it takes to reach that goal.
One way to boost your belief is to create a path to your goal. Decide what you want to accomplish. Would this goal be possible for others to achieve is another way of asking if it is realistic and doesn’t require self-belief. Once you have the goal, break it down into smaller steps that are easier to achieve. It’s now your roadmap to success. Like any roadmap, it can keep you on the road to success in your journey. Creating goals makes success more believable.
- Listen to your self-talk. Are you your best friend or a condemning judge? Create positive statements to replace the negative ones and repeat them to yourself liberally.
- If you don’t have a support system that believes in you, find one. We can provide that support. Our trainers will believe in you until you can do the same.
- Change your attitude toward exercise. Don’t think of it as punishment for overeating or being lazy. Feel every movement and feel joy that you can do them.
- Get introspective. Do you use your lack of fitness as an excuse? Does it prevent you from doing something you don’t want to do? Are you afraid of the success that comes when you achieve your goal?
For more information, contact us today at VIP Fitness Center