How to Motivate Yourself- Train your brain like you train your body

Hard work + Consistent + Positive = Renee Jasmer

Hard work + Consistent + Positive = Renee Jasmer

Ever heard the phrase: “When you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything”? I have found this to be very true for my personal life. Life can be challenging, staying consistent with CrossFit can be challenging, continuing to eat healthy and stay on track with the Paleo can be hard.

How do you stay motivated?

It’s all in our head.

-When it is 5:05am and you roll out of bed, it’s your brain that tells you get up and go workout vs. roll back over and get that extra 2 hours of sleep!
-When you are out to eat with friends, it’s your brain that tells you to order the salad vs. the double cheese burger!
-When you are stuck in a rut with your workout routine and tired of not getting results, it’s your brain that tells you to go for it and try something new (CrossFit Sioux Falls:-) and break your old habits that are NOT fulfilling you!

There are so many ways for a person to get and stay motivated. One way that has worked for me is to train your brain like you train your body. So many people in American say, “This is it, it’s Jan 1st, I’m going to get in shape this year” and by Jan 22nd they already quit 3 days ago. The intentions are always good, but you have to execute to make your goals a reality.

How do you train your brain?
-Daily affirmations/Quotes
-Personal growth/Motivation books
-Surrounding yourself with positive
-Listen to motivational CD’s

Breaking our old habits takes a while. So does losing 50 lbs. But to lose the weight it takes many many hours in the gym, it takes lots of healthy eating.

The same is with breaking old habits and creating new ones. The more you educate yourself, the more you fill your head with positive thoughts, the faster you create new habits and achieve your goals.

Here is a great quote:

“There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened. We all have a choice. You can decide which type of person you want to be. I have always chosen to be in the first group.“ -Mary Kay Ash

Make it happen!

Today’s WOD:

Oct 20

3 Responses to “How to Motivate Yourself- Train your brain like you train your body”

  1. Chris….I think you are a mind reader! So many times I read the blog and it really hits home!
    Thanks for this blog. I need a little “fire” to get going again:)

  2. Great blog!! I have noticed since I started crossfit that I have not only wanted to work out my body but my mind as well! I’m much more attentive at work (outside of the times that I’m day dreaming or panicking about my next crossfit workout), I’m a better parent, I’m able to comprehend more, and I’m overall a more rounded person.
    Thanks for everything you do for us CrossfitSiouxFalls – Mind & Body!!

  3. Thanks for this post…I wanted to hit the snooze button this morning but I read this blog right before I went to bed last night.

    Thanks for keeping all of us motivated to reach our goals and potential!!

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