Along with a sensible diet and an exercise program designed for women, I have a secret tool that has helped me with all my fitness goals. This simple tool is something that all of us possess, doesn’t cost any money and you can add it to your fitness program in just 5 minutes a day.
The secret tool that I am speaking of is my daily affirmations. Along with my fitness journal, my daily affirmations super charge my brain to keep me focused on my goals. Whether I want to focus on my diet and nutrition or challenge myself to a more intense workout, my daily affirmations are the foundation of my day.
I set aside 5 minutes every morning to say my affirmations. Just a bit of quite time to help me focus on what is important to me. I also use this time to concentrate on all of my blessings for there are so many things to be thankful for. I rev up my mind with all of these positive thoughts and then I throw it into gear by repeating positive affirmations that set my mind in action.
Some days I actually need more than the customary 5 minutes. But when I am finished saying my affirmations, I am confident that success is mine. That’s how powerful these declarations can be. It can work for you just as it has worked for me. But first and most importantly you must believe it to be true.
You must believe in your affirmations in order for them to ring true. It you say that you will only eat healthy foods today, but deep down you know that you are planning to pig out on some food that is high in saturated fat or sugar, then don’t use that affirmation. Only say the things you believe to be true.
Once you say them, do everything in your power to make them happen. For instance, if you say, I will exercise 10 minutes longer today, make sure you do that and more. If you say, I will eat 5 vegetables today, be sure to eat at least 5 vegetables. Give yourself a command and follow through.
Positive affirmations will work for your diet, your exercise, your financial plans or your career aspirations. It’s a great tool to help you succeed.
~ Karen Ficarelli
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