Friday, May 25, 2007

Positive Self Talk.....

Struggling with being unhappy with yourself or your physique?

Struggling with getting thru your training and cardio?

Try POSITIVE SELF TALK: Pick 3 positive statements about yourself, your physique, your strength, whatever makes you feel good about YOU! Try repeating the statement three times. For example, when I get in the weight room I will look in the mirror and tell myself I AM A STRONG BODYBUILDER. Just using the word BODYBUILDER makes me feel strong and mentally ready to hit my 10's.

I use phrases such as, "I am Strong. I am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made. I am Determined. I am a Cardio Machine! Then when I'm tempted to eat something bad, get down from other people's negative comments, or feel like I can't finish my training, these phrases pop in my head and keep me going.

You will struggle with temptation, people will say inconsiderate things to you about your physique, and you will feel like you have nothing more to give. HOWEVER - You are ultimately in control of your actions. No one makes you quit early on your cardio, lift half heartedly, or eat that donut. Be strong, love yourself, and ACCOMPLISH YOUR GOALS!

5 comments:

KatieFeldmom said...

Awesome post, Tracy. I just realized the importance of the self-talk and found some phrases that work for me too. Thanks for the reminder!!!

Stef said...

Great stuff TJ, as usual! Sorry, I didn't call you today....my phone was lost in Russ' truck....Grrrrrr!

TAG YOU ARE IT!!!!! =)

Kana said...

Tracy...thanks for this post. It is so true...and I will most definitely use this! Have a super weekend....Love ya, Dede

Christie said...

Words of wisdom at just the right time...AGAIN!!
Hugs
Christie

Laurie said...

My latest is "I have willpower!"