Pushing yourself

Mental Tenacity . . . how do you get it? Maybe you’re born with it. Not sure. But what I do know as a trainer for so long, is that the people who are successful in just about everything, have it. Look at marathoners . . . those crazy people who enjoy the challenge of running 26.2 miles and doing it more than once. And, working through injuries and everything else to improve their times. (I just want to do the NY marathon one time please!)

Your mind is everything . . . what you think, is what you become. If you think that you are fat and out of shape, then I think you are going to have a terrible time losing weight and feeling better. You can’t have negative thoughts and feelings about yourself and expect to change. I have a new client coming to see me today, and I can tell by the tone of her voice on the phone that she is going to be very difficult to train. She doesn’t have the attitude of someone who really wants to change.

Learning to push yourself to be better at anything, takes time and practice. You have to practice positive thinking, but you also have to do the work. It’s not just going to happen by itself. This applies to everything in life, not just exercise.