What if you made the conscious decision to think differently about yourself?
Imagine that now that you started working out regularly you also begin to consider yourself as athletic, even though you were not the sporty type in high school, never got picked on teams, and always felt inadequate in P.E. class. What if you changed your attitude? What if you trained your mind to take a different route? What else would that simple thought: “I’m an athletic person” influence in your daily activities?
Your inner monologue would take a different flavor. That I can guarantee. At first, it might feel forced and very unnatural, but it would soon become second nature and help you make healthier choices in your life.
You can use this simple trick even if you are just “contemplating” starting to exercise regularly. It will push you over the hump. You will never say again: “Looking at a glass of water makes me gain weight!” You will say: “Looking at a glass of water makes me want to go swimming! What’s the pool schedule?”
A lot plays out in our mind. Time to switch track. Think about it and flip your attitude!