Affirmations are positive words of encouragement. For me, saying my affirmations helps me to begin my day on a completely positive, self -directive path. Afterwards, my mind is clearer, my stress levels are reduced and I feel completely rejuvenated and refreshed. My affirmations help me to deal with life’s day-to-day challenges.
Affirmations are the appetizer for the brain when it comes to a successful diet and fitness program. We all know the important role that the brain plays in most of the habits that come from overeating or eating the wrong foods. That’s why affirmations work so well in a women’s fitness program. When it comes to staying committed to your body, these daily declarations of victory can bring you closer to your fitness and weight loss goals.
When we set goals, we believe that we have the power to make these goals happen. Sometimes along the way we become uninspired and lose our motivation. If this sounds familiar, I urge you to try daily affirmations to lift you up. Affirmations are your personal motivator that you can call on every day to keep you focused on your goals. But first, you must love yourself and believe in the power of you.
Remember that affirmations should always be positive and without hesitation. Constant reminders of the goals that you want to achieve, your affirmations must be recited as a declaration of what you are doing and plan to do in the future. For instance, instead of saying, “I will get slimmer” use the words, “I am getting slimmer.” In the second affirmation the words “I am” indicate the action is already taking place, rather than a mere hope of something happening by chance.
It may take a little practice in the beginning but give affirmations a try. When I first started I couldn’t think of much to say, now I have so many it’s easy to say different ones each day. Below are 10 of my favorites to help you get started.
1. I enjoy eating healthy food.
2. I stop eating when I am satisfied.
3. I am stronger.
4. I will work out today.
5. Today I will run instead of walk.
6. I will lift an extra 5 pounds today.
7. I am getting thinner.
8. My tummy is getting flatter.
9. I feel confident and alive.
10. I am loved.