"Muscles are basically endocrine organs" says Kelly McGonigal, PhD. An endocrine organ produces a chemical…
Have you ever had the feeling that you’re not going to be able to stick with your fitness routine for the long haul?
At first you are going along great, you are still excited about your new self-care program and you might even think “Who is this person working out three time a week?”
Then one day, there is a hiccup. Your son/daughter needs a ride somewhere or has a dentist appointment that you made last year so instead of telling your child they have to wait an extra hour or changing that dentist appointment, you skip training.
And a week or two later, something else comes up or you get a cold and think you can’t workout.
Soon, the thought of “I can’t stick with it” or “who was I kidding when I thought I could do this” starts to rolling around your head.
The problem isn’t your inability to “stick with it.”
The problem is a lack of trust.
A lack of trust in yourself and the decisions you’ve made.
Remember … not being able to stick with it isn’t a fact…. it’s a belief and a decision that you’ve made … and it’s something that you can change!
Last week, I went to my client’s book launch party and she was talking to the crowd, telling us how she didn’t realize that she could change her beliefs that were holding her back for so long…”Who knew? Nobody told me I didn’t have to believe every thought that came into my head!” A perfect point. (read her book On second thought, maybe I can)
One last thing on trust.
If you don’t trust yourself, maybe what you’re really saying is that you don’t trust some of the beliefs you’ve formed and the decisions you’ve made.
Change them, and watch the trust in yourself go through the roof!
Now….get back to your workouts;)