Affirmations Just For Exercise

October 9

Have you ever noticed a waning in your motivation right prior to leaving for the gym? Deep down, you know that you will be happy that you worked out, rather than sitting here on your butt. However, your mind starts rolling over all of the reasons you shouldn’t go to the gym. It conjures up a bunch of excuses and other obligations that you could take care of rather than going to the gym. So you begin to believe your mind. After all, it makes everything seem so logical.

You miss your scheduled workout and go about doing whatever monotonous task you felt was so much more important. Then, like your worst enemy, your brain starts sending messages about how you should have gone and exercised, it gets transfixed on this and soon you begin experiencing feelings of guilt and remorse for having skipped the gym.

Your brain is the most complex organ in your body. Weighing in at about 3 pounds for an average adult, it requires nearly 20% of the body’s oxygen and blood flow. Your brain has the ability to make you feel great or to cause you to take to your bed in pain and illness. The wonderful thing about this mix of gray and white matter is that you can manage the messages that your brain is sending by controlling the stimuli that you feed it.

If you could harness the brain’s energy you could power a 10-watt light bulb. Consisting of 100 billion neurons and capable of more ideas than the number of atoms in the universe. The brain is one of the most important organs we have, too.

Begin each day with positive affirmations; speak appreciatively of all that you have received and all that you have to offer. Next, envision the exercise that you will be participating in. Imagine the muscles that will be worked during the exercise, allow yourself to visualize those muscles. Concentrate on how the workout will benefit them. Breathe in and out, doing the exercise in your mind.

Do you have some good affirmations for exercise of your own?  Share them with us and our readers in the comments space below:

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4 Comments

  1. This affirmation was really informative and will motivate me to get moving on my exercises. Thank you.

  2. Lovely on 10/13/2009 at 10:41 pm
  3. I’ll take your affirmations one step further: You take those positive thoughts & meditate for 45 to 60 min once or twice a week…You’ll not only clear your head but put your body & mind in the same spirit, working together…In many ways it will clear up problems or pains either may have and raise your level of understanding & endurance at the same time:

    Its rather easy: Lay on your back, arms at your side, focus on one thing like a thought, the sun and start breathing slowly in & out, going deeper and deeper feeling it through your abs, draw the breath all the way in to the very top as you feel your abs in your chest and exhale through your abs all the way to your toes till the last breathe…You’ll start to feel your head tingle as you breath faster and faster,like hyperventilating and your abs will get tighter & tighter and your whole body will feel electric when you have gotten to the last breath you can take and your abs are totally tight…Now just lay back listen watch feel & learn…

    It will feel like hours but when you come out of it it will only have been 45 to 60 minutes…

  4. Hiqutipie on 06/02/2010 at 9:56 pm
  5. My affirmation is simply: I can do this. I look awesome and looking better everyday.

  6. JennySung on 04/28/2011 at 9:12 pm
  7. Affirmations are great and are especially helpful in the formation of good fitness habits. Here’s some:

    I am becoming stronger and fitter every day.
    I have a sexy, ripped, and awe-inspiring physique.
    I lift heavy weights with ease.
    I am in great shape and have endless energy.
    I feel absolutely powerful when I work out.
    I feel my body getting stronger and stronger.

  8. Mike "Hiitman" Wilson on 09/09/2011 at 6:18 pm