Getting Fit With Affirmations

March 1

We all know the health benefits that fitness offers, so what’s holding you back? Could it be that you just don’t have the motivation that it takes to stay commitment to an exercise program? You hate to even get started on something that you probably won’t finish—right? Now hold on there, how do you know that you won’t stick with it this time? Why have you given up before you’ve even begun the journey?

Finding the motivation to start an exercise program isn’t always easy. It’s hard to break old habits like watching your favorite television shows while relaxing on the couch. Daily responsibilities seem to suck up all of your free time and it just never seems the right time to begin exercising. The problem is, you know that it’s essential to good health to exercise regularly and you really would like to get started.

Affirmations can help get you moving. Now, before you dismiss this, hear me out. Stating positive facts aloud to yourself has a powerful effect on your sub-conscious. Talking about the muscles that you are going to work and imagining the effect of the exercise on the muscle helps to give you the ultimate workout advantage. Your mind focuses on that particular muscle and triggers the appropriate hormonal release to allow you the most benefit.

Try these affirmations when you need to begin an exercise program:
• I will exercise for 30 minutes this morning.
• I love the way exercise makes me feel.
• I love the way I look when I exercise regularly.
• I feel better after I exercise.
• I am thankful that I can walk.

Try these affirmations as you continue through your exercise program:
• I love the way exercise makes me feel.
• My body is changing because of exercise.
• My spirit soars after I exercise.
• I am amazed at my own abilities.
• I will walk/workout for 15 additional minutes today.

These sample affirmations will get you started, but as you progress, you will no doubt come up with your own positive power words. It is important that you believe in what you are saying. Think about the words that you are saying and buy into the belief.

Words speak volumes and can enrich every part of your life. Try affirmations for fitness, diet, health, financial or personal. Write them down and keep them in a book for quick reference. They really do make a difference and you’ll see that it’s easy to get fit with affirmations.

We’d love to hear about your affirmations for getting fit in the comment space below:

~ Karen Ficarelli

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One Comment

  1. I love that my back hurts so much less when I exercise regularly.

  2. aknase on 03/10/2010 at 10:28 pm

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