September 27, 2017
15 Powerful Healthy Affirmations
Written by Marco Attanasi
Edited by Femi Doyle-Marshall
What makes you tick?
Was there ever a moment in your life when you felt useless, like you had no power?
Think now about fitness.
What do you train for?
Do you train for anything?
For those who don’t know me, my name is Marco Attanasi.
Some of the TRIBE may know me from our training session in Brampton.
Shout out to the TRIBE!
I’m debuting my blogging series on New Persona perhaps more philosophically than I should.
The above thoughts are from my mind These are questions that I’ve found useful providing me with answers to breakthrough mental barriers in training.
These answer can get your mind in the right place either before, during or after a workout.
These answers can help you overcome mental barriers and even place you in the mindset for losing weight or gaining muscle.
You’re in for a treat.
For example, you’ve got 20 push-ups to do and you’re on 10 and there’s that little voice inside your head that tells you, “You’re not cut out for this,” or, “It hurts. This is too hard.”
One thing I’ve learned through training is the best way to conquer your fears, writing.
How else will you overcome barriers if you’re not strategizing ways to beat them and win through challenging yourself?
I believe in fitness one mistake often made is comparing others. This is especially true if you are lacking the mindset for losing weight. It’s easy to see when some one is getting physically in shape they want to be as strong as someone else. This can be a real big problem later on.
Mind you, having goals and role models are great but don’t confuse the two.
Mastery Tip: Seek Your Personal Potential
If I see someone flip a 300lb tire for the hundredth time I may be inspired to try and do the same but that doesn’t mean I have to limit myself to that person’s achievements. If you make a goal to be better than someone, you will automatically limit your possibilities. See the bigger picture so you won’t limit myself to that person’s potential.
Focus on yourself.
Mastery Tip: Become The Competition
If, on my first try, I can only lift the tire once and someone is standing there laughing at me, fine. I can deal with that. Next time you bet I’ll be flipping that tire two times, then three, and so on. A couple weeks later and I won’t even remember how many times the other person flipped the tire because I reached the point where I’m my only competition. That’s the point. You are your best competition. This is what I like to call training honestly. By making your goals to overcome yourself or concepts like fear, doubt and adversity, your possibilities are endless.
Mastery Tip: Know What You Want
Once you’ve digested that material, I’ve got another question for you.
Do you have what it takes to sacrifice who you are for who you’ll become?
Most people say they want to be successful but they don’t really want it that bad.
They don’t want it more than they want to impress others. I learned this through my martial arts training.
How bad do you want to achieve your goal?
Whether you’re pushing heavy weight or are fighting for that extra inch during a hamstring stretch, it’s all the same. In fact, these micros, small actions form the habits which can affect the macro masterpiece of your life. Once you add up all those inches, all those pieces that’s the difference between winning and losing; between change and not; between total transformation or total stagnation.
Mastery Tip: Connect Your Body, Mind & Spirit
One last comment on having a healthy state of mind: yoga works as a mind body tool. You can even look at it as meditation forming awareness. Incorporating some type of practice breathing, yoga or meditation can help with mastering the mindset needed to produce results.
Attempt this! As a mental exercise.
Sit cross legged. If you can’t cross your legs you can sit comfortably it’s all the same.
Close your eyes and begin to focus on your breathing.
Thoughts will bombard your mind but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
You must learn to look past them.
You’re at peace.
This example is just a sample of what you can do mentally once you get your head in a good space.
It will affect everything around you.
And that’s it for today. Be sure to contact us if you have any questions. We are here to help make what you need happen! Feel free to reach out if you have any concerns at all.
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