I am so thrilled to be featured in Oxygen Magazine Australia's February edition, and even more excited that a fitness magazine has embraced the body-mind-spirit connect to achieve your fitness goals!
How amazing is this??
I've included the steps below, and I truly hope these tips help you achieve your fitness goals in 2016:
1. Visualise Your Goals
How difficult would it be to hit a target you cannot see? When it comes to our fitness journey we often set vague goals, and give ourselves so many “rules” for how to fail (can’t eat this, can’t do this) but we never give ourselves a clear image of how to succeed. Take some time to close your eyes and visualize the win. Visualize how your body will look, imagine how it will feel strutting your stuff down the beach, and feel the confidence you will exude knowing that you accomplished your goals. Olympic athletes have been practising visualization for years, and it’s time you started too.
2. Affirm You Can Do It
Any doubtful voices you hear in your mind are your subconscious thoughts, and affirmations are a wonderful way to reprogram those thoughts to be supportive. An affirmation is a present tense, positive, personal and specific statement that you can repeat throughout your day until your mind begins to accept it as true. If you have a goal in mind, create an affirmation assuming you have already achieved it. Once you have convinced your mind of your true potential, there is little holding you back from achieving those goals you’ve set out for yourself. Examples of a fitness affirmation are:
3. Be Your Own Biggest Fan
Are your thoughts building you up or beating you up? When a child is learning to walk they are encouraged unconditionally; they aren’t judged on how many times they tried and failed. And yet when it comes to our own growth we tend to be so critical of ourselves when we fall down. We must learn to love ourselves regardless of how we are performing. If you fall down, just dust yourself off and say “I will do better next time”. If this journey was easy, everyone would do it, so cut yourself some slack and cheer yourself on to get back on track.
4. Find a NET for Meditation
We have all heard of the amazing benefits of meditation, but who has the time? This is where NET comes in. NET stands for “No Extra Time”, such as on your daily commute to work or when you are going to sleep. It doesn’t take any extra time out of your day, but will pay immense dividends to the quality of your experiences. If you are new to this practise, there are plenty of guided meditations available for free online with unlimited different categories from focus to relaxation.
5. Be Grateful, Not Hateful
Let’s face it: getting fit can be difficult at the best of times, and it’s easy to look at the obstacles you face and feel discouraged. It is vital that we remember every single day to give gratitude. Be grateful that you have your health, be grateful for each new challenge and lesson that comes your way, and be grateful that each day is an opportunity to begin again and be that better version of yourself that you aspire to be. Every day above ground is a great day, so be grateful for all the things going right in your life and forget about the rest.
A huge thank you to Oxygen Magazine AU for being a pioneer in the fitness industry with their amazing outlook and dedication to the health (above all else) of their readers. Be sure to check out their website for all the motivation and education you'll need to make your fitness dreams a reality.
Sending you all love, light and good vibes on your fitness journey,