If you need a little boost to get you to the gym, start the day with positive affirmations and you’ll see a remarkable transformation in your fitness level. Affirmations are positive reinforcements that rewire your brain and change your thoughts from negative to positive. Affirmations are the recipe for an “I can” attitude.
I absolutely love to exercise. Not only does exercise release all those wonderful endorphins that make me feel good, exercise does wonders for my body. It slims, shapes and tones my entire body. Exercise strengthens my muscles and increases my flexibility. I feel young, vibrant and energetic when I exercise regularly.
Exercise empowers me. I am a confident woman, not only because my body shows the effects of fitness, but because I constantly challenge myself by reaching for the next level. Patience and persistence are my allies, as I allow my body time without giving up hope and giving in. These are the building blocks of confidence: set goals that challenge your body, mind and soul and then to give yourself a chance to achieve these goals, before giving up hope.
Affirmations ensure that you never give up hope. Affirmations help you to stay focused on your goals and your achievements. Many times women who have been exercising don’t see the results they hoped for. They start to feel as if their workouts just aren’t working. When affirmations are a part of your fitness program, your positive attitude is all it takes to keep you assured of your progress. Affirmations keep you focused on the big picture.
Negative thoughts keep you trapped in a paradox. The more you beat up on yourself, the weaker you become. The weaker you become the more you berate yourself. It’s a vicious cycle but one that you can break very easily.
Below are 10 of my favorite affirmations that focus on exercise. Engage your mind, body and soul and repeat these affirmations each morning. You will find yourself looking forward to your workouts and ready to meet new challenges daily.
1. I love to exercise.
2. My body becomes more beautiful each day.
3. Exercise makes me feel good.
4. I am slim and trim.
5. Others notice how great I look and feel.
6. I love and approve myself.
7. Every day, I feel stronger and healthier.
8. I am replacing fat with muscle.
9. My clothes look great on my body.
10. I am getting stronger and better looking every day.