Focus On Fitness

"If you can force yourself to focus on your fitness capacity and health instead of the size of your thighs or belly, you will find that it is much easier to stay motivated and confident. Then one day you will wake up to a body you love, and the change will have happened while you weren’t paying attention." -Jason Seib

If only more people would get this!!! You will be most successful in your weight loss efforts(or muscle building, fat loss, whatever it is) if you STOP putting your focus on that number on the scale or on your physical appearance alone.

If you focus on your HEALTH and becoming the best and healthiest person you can be, you will be most likely to stick with your exercise program and make it a lifetime habit, not just something you do every now and then, off and on, to try to lose 10 or 20 or 50 lbs.

Focus on getting stronger, trying new things, and challenging yourself. Don't just go to the gym and get on the treadmill or the elliptical for an hour just to try burn as many calories as you can so you can lose that pound on the scale. For one thing, it's boring. For another, eventually it's not gonna work anymore if you're doing the same thing over and over again. AND eventually you'll probably just stop when you aren't getting the results that you want.

Instead, set goals for yourself like being able to squat or deadlift a certain weight, or being able to do a pushup or a pullup. The stronger and fitter you get, the better you will feel about yourself, I promise. You'll see how awesome it feels to be fit and strong! When that becomes what you focus on, when you constantly push yourself harder, lift a little heavier, and get fitter, the physical results will be inevitable.

Someone posted this as their facebook status, and I loved it:
"Take your scale, put a red bow on it, and go give it to someone you don't like and let it screw with their head and not yours." - Robb Wolf

Comments

  1. Great post. Sometimes we all lose focus of what's truly important. Thank you for reminding us ;-)

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  2. Yup, I do it, too. Something we all need to remember!

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