We often think of workouts as being purely physical. However, our brain is the most powerful workout buddy we can have! A healthy mindset can help propel you toward your fitness goals, making them easier to accomplish. When you’re putting together a fitness plan, don’t forget to train your brain as well as your body. We have a few tips for a healthy mental workout:
One at a Time
When it comes to planning for your success, there’s nothing wrong with setting lofty, ambitious goals. In fact, we encourage it! However, when you’re just getting started, being faced with one large goal can feel intimidating or even discouraging. Don’t let this feeling prevent you from taking the first steps toward reaching your goal. Instead, break up your large goal into smaller ones. Think of them as stepping stones that are leading you toward your desired destination. While these smaller milestone goals might not seem like much, they will add up to big change, and give you something positive to focus on as you move closer to your main goal.
Eyes on the Prize
No matter what goals you are working toward, it’s important to stay focused on them. Keeping your goals in mind is a great source of motivation, and can help you power through on days where hitting the gym feels like a challenge. If you find yourself losing sight of your goals at times, consider writing them down somewhere. Try keeping a fitness journal, where you can write down your goals and keep track of your progress and feelings. If you’re a visual person, try writing a few goals down and sticking them to your mirror, or in another place where you will see them each day. These small notes can be a powerful reminder of what you are trying to accomplish.
Rest and Relaxation
When you’re setting goals for workout success, rest and relaxation are probably the last things that come to your mind. However, giving your mind some downtime is an important part of your overall health and well-being. Taking a few moments to process the events of the day and clear your thoughts will help you relax. Feeling relaxed will help you re-focus your energy and feel more prepared to tackle your goals. To enjoy the benefits of mental rest and relaxation, try doing yoga or going for a long walk. The movement will boost your circulation and stimulate your mind, but still allow you to focus on your thoughts.
With a positive, focused mind, you’ll reach your goals in no time! Remember always to allow yourself some time to focus on your mood and mindset, and your brain will be the best workout partner of all. For extra support in reaching your weight loss goals, 7-Keto® is a great option. 7-Keto® has been studied in randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled research to support the loss of body weight 2.9 times better than placebo after just eight weeks!