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Tuesday January 12, 2016

Resolutions Are Mental
posted by Founder Amy Barnes Morgan


RESOLUTIONS ARE MENTAL 

by Founder Amy Barnes Morgan

Is keeping up with your resolutions turning into a series of hurdles.  One battle after another steering you away from success?  Can you get around it? Absolutely!  

Will power is like a muscle. You have to work on it and enhance it to keep yourself focused on the task at hand. Satisfaction is an agent of change and a natural booster of will power.  Feeling proud, seeing results, and helping others all feed the soul and create moments of gratification.  Gratification is food for thought and swētens the journey to a fuller, more fit life.  Here are some ways to strengthen your will power and see your resolutions through. 

  1. Write down 10 things you’re proud of.  Right down to ‘I get out of bed when I don’t want to’.  This will remind you how much will power you really have and of the small battles you’ve already won.
  2. Reserve your fitness classes in advance.  The more you plan ahead and verbalize it to a friend, the more likely you are to keep those plans.  Research also suggests that people who write down their goals are more likely to follow them.  Use a notebook to list your long-tern goals, weekly accomplishments, and next week’s goals. 
  3. Increase your personal power.  Help a friend achieve a small or big goal.  Your generosity may result in a workout buddy, a grateful friend, or renewed energy to help yourself.  If you can do it for another, then you can certainly do it for yourself!
  4. Give it a rest.  Be motivated, but not crazed.  A sustainable workout always wins, so don’t let a regiment wear you down or wear you out.   Eat well and regulate your sleep.  Your body and brain perform better when you go to bed and awaken at the same time everyday.  Give it a try for one week - it feels amazing!  
  5. Think of yourself as a role model or just a model.  Do it for you, but do it for your kids too.  Pick up an amazing pair leggings that help you stay in the groove and/or make you eager for the next swēt session! Witnessing your child make a healthy decision or getting a compliment both trigger the gratification portion of the brain.

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