22 Dec Your Key to Ultimate Fitness Success

What’s the key to ultimate fitness success?

How do the top athletes, fitness models, bodybuilders, and peak performers achieve such great health and performance?  The real key or foundation to your fitness success, body transformation, and ultimate lifestyle improvement is, without a doubt, your Mindset.

Mindset is so vital to your success or failure, in fitness (or anything), that’s it’s really paramount to everything else.  If you don’t have the right mindset prior to beginning your program, you’re doomed from the start.

Your mindset is the most important piece of the fitness puzzle for ultimate fitness success!

You’ll need key elements of the right mindset to be successful with your health and fitness lifestyle and your physical or performance goals.  What are the key elements? The key elements I’m referring to are things such as:

  • self-discipline
  • commitment & consistency
  • drive
  • dedication
  • patience
  • motivation
  • focus
  • persistence
  • clear goal setting
  • And many more.

These elements all have to do with having the proper mindset for you to achieve your fitness goals, whatever they may be for you.

You may be closer than you think to getting what you want and having the “successful mindset” you need. You will need to focus on constantly learning.  What I mean is learning more about having what the right mindset is and continually developing your mind (learning more about self discipline and motivation, learning from others such as mentors, etc.).  One great way to do this is by reading everything you can in the area of personal development.

Another step in having a strong commitment to exercise and nutrition is clearly recognizing all the the positive rewards you’ll get from your health and fitness lifestyle, such as disease prevention, improved body composition, increased energy and productivity, increased performance, and a long list of health benefits. How important is this to you?  Why is it so important?  When you answer these questions, you’ll have far greater success.

Is is easy? No, of course not, atleast not for most of us, but over time and with proper mental conditioning and habit training, your mindset towards your exercise, nutrition, and overall wellness will dramatically improve. There are actions you can take right now to improve your mindset and make it stronger in your cause and in your goal attainment.

Actions like having a rock solid plan for what you’re going to do and how you’re going to do it.  For example, if you’re goal is to lose 10 pounds, then your plan to do that may be to exercise 4 times per week for a minimum of 30 minutes by doing dumbbells and body weight interval circuits for the next 30 days.  You will block out 30 minutes, 4 days a week in the morning and nothing will deviate you from that plan for atleast the next 30 days, period.  That’s a rock solid plan!

The next action is ACTION.  Just getting started and taking action on your plan, committing to the time block and duration that you’ve set out to do.  Usually the hardest part of something is the act of starting. Once you’ve started, momentum is now in your favor.  You’ve got to believe that you can succeed and also have the right social support system, as well.  You’re mindset will be greatly enhanced when you are committed to and believe that you can achieve your plan.  It’s much more than positive attitude, but when you believe that you will succeed in carrying out your plan (exercising regularly and eating well consistently), there will be nothing that stops you.

And having the social support of your family and friends to encourage and support you, will only intensify your strong mindset, even further. There’s so much to be discussed on having a strong, positive belief mindset in your fitness lifestyle and transformation, but once you have it and condition yourself for it, you’ll be unstoppable. This is the critical key to all of your success, the power of your mind.  Learn to master your mindset and everything else will be a snap.  Obviously, this is a huge topic, but we’ll take it in small bites at a time, discussing individual elements like motivation, will power, and self discipline.

By having a strong foundation (the right mindset) you’ll be unstoppable and you’ll get the results you want.  Before exercise, before nutrition, mindset is the foundation for your success in fitness (or anything else).  Get started, stay with it, and change your approach (if needed) over time to give you the results you want.  Be committed and realize that all the power for your success begins and ends in your mind.

That’s all for Day 22 of 31 Days of Smart Fitness!  This month is winding down quickly, but I’ve got some good things coming very soon, it’s going to be cool!

So, until tomorrow, Live Smart and get ready for a great New Year!   ~Scott

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