Fitness Is A Mental Game First
Fitness is a mental game first. Setting an intention to be fit is your first step toward becoming fit. The power of intention can be a huge factor in creating and sustaining your fitness lifestyle.
If your fitness thoughts are fleeting, then maybe you don’t truly desire fitness. But that could change at any time, so don’t give up.
The most important thing about intention is that it can activate your personal power.
Re-define to re-design. Power that comes from setting genuine intentions is life-changing, will allow you to re-define your thinking and then re-design your life.
The good and bad news about your intentions is that YOU are always in the control seat (it’s your mind) so you get all the credit and all the blame.
Intention comes first. Thought precedes action. “Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.” – Henry David Thoreau
Intentions aren’t mere thoughts. Intentions are thoughts that include a plan and have aim, purpose, or resolve. Think of intention as targeted thought, combined with desire, that’s aimed at a specific goal.
Intention to develop a good habit is the precursor to identifying (and repeating) actions that eventually become that good habit. If you want to eat healthier first intend to eat healthier.
Saying “no” to temptation is a good habit you first intend to have- and then develop through repetition. Before you enter the quick store- or wherever you typically purchase your bad food temptations- intend to say “no” to the bad food.
If you want to acquire a daily exercise habit, you must first intend to. One simple choice, for starting a home-based exercise habit, is to place a pair of lightweight dumbbells in your kitchen and intend to use them for 15-20 seconds each time you enter the kitchen- or at least the first 2-3 times you enter.
Thoughts carry energy and have power. Thoughts lead to actions and actions are behaviors. Behavior can be shaped. Behavior can be viewed as results from thoughts when thoughts spill into actions.
“The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would have never otherwise occurred… unforeseen incidents, meetings, and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would come his way”. – Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Conscious intention leads to actions of your choosing. Thoughts expand into a consciousness. Intend to develop a fitness consciousness and it will expand and improve throughout your lifetime.
The real power of intention will keep you focused. You’re one intention away from any fitness habit you desire. Genuine intention leads to actions that become habits. Habits define lifestyle.
Intention is the pathway to the habits that create a fit lifestyle. Intention can kick-start anything- especially personal power. Intend to make every choice a healthy choice.
What if you screw up? Where there’s life there’s hope- and no limit to the number of times you can start over.