How To Use Fitness Affirmations For Maximum Results!

The best ways to put fitness affirmations to use in order to get results.

” Constant Repetition Carries Conviction “- Robert Collier

As you know by now, I’m a big believer in the power of  affirmations. I’ve been using them for years with my fitness journey and in other areas of my life. They have helped me tremendously. Today I’m sharing the different ways I use them for the best results.

Written Affirmations: They say people are more likely to achieve a goal when they write it down. That’s why I write my affirmations. I write and reread them throughout the day. This method almost worked too well once when I almost did a deadlift without knowing how much weight I had actually put on. The funny thing was that the weight was an amount I affirmed that I could lift. The affirmation was written ” I deadlift ( Insert weight ) pounds comfortably “. This experience reinforced my beliefs that affirmations are very powerful. I shared the details in a post I wrote talking about how powerful the mind is. I’ve also heard positive things about writing and rewriting your affirmations.

Mirror Work: This is another way I’ve used affirmations for fitness. I’ve mentioned this in a previous post . Any time I used the bathroom at my gym, I’d stand in front of the mirror and look my self in the eyes. Then I would say affirmations to myself as a way to pump myself up. I put energy in my affirmations so I could really feel them. I did these in private bathrooms so I wasn’t distracted by people walking around me.

After Meditation: One of the best times to use affirmations is when you’re in a deeply relaxed state like after a meditation session. This is when you’re the most susceptible to suggestions, meaning you’re more likely to believe your affirmations as facts. This why people in relaxed states are easily hypnotized.

Voice Recorder: One of the best ways to program your mind with affirmations is by using a voice recorder. I do this by recording my affirmations and putting it on repeat. Imagine how your belief system would change if you were hearing your affirmations all day.  You’re being told how strong, lean, and muscular you are. While you’re working, going for a walk, brushing your teeth, etc. You’ll be basically brainwashing yourself to achieve your goals. Doing this will make the work necessary to your goals feel natural and almost effortless.

I just shared some ways I use affirmations for my fitness goals. There are many ways to use them. You just have to find what works best for you. Anything is possible with belief and action. The majority of the time, your beliefs will push you into the actions that support it. Results don’t happen overnight so patience is key. Keep working on your mindset and reap the rewards !

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The Power of The Mind is No Joke!

This post is about how powerful the mind is when it comes to achieving your fitness goals

Story Time

The other day I was reminded just how powerful the mind is. It was a deadlift day and I was getting ready to do my work sets. I usually do ten sets of one for these. As I try to lift the weight up, I struggle more than I normally do. I get so close to locking out but couldn’t make it all the way.

I figured maybe my setup was off. So I wait a minute and get ready to lift again. I usually rest a minute in between sets for this workout. The second set was worse than the first. I start thinking something is wrong with me. Maybe my body was fatigued and I wasn’t aware of it. I get frustrated and start taking weight off.

I took off two 45 plates and got ready for a new workout. As I got ready to do my set, something didn’t seem right when I looked at the weight. I then realized I was using the wrong weight all along. During my working set, I was trying to lift 50 more pounds then I intended. No wonder it felt heavy! I felt like a fool but was happy at the same time. I got a chance to see how that heavy weight felt. Aside from the importance of paying attention to what I’m doing, I learned some valuable lessons

Lesson 1

The first lesson I learned is you’re stronger than you think. I know I was unsuccessful when attempting those first two reps but the weight felt easier than I thought it would. Sometimes we get intimidated by large numbers. It’s not a surprise that confidence makes a huge difference when lifting heavy weights.

I’m not saying to blindly put weights and just lift. This is a reminder that you might be stronger than you think. Remember to enter the weight room with total confidence in your abilities. All great achievers in life have high levels of confidence in their abilities. Whether you’re creating a business or trying out a new weight in the gym, you have to see yourself succeeding.

Lesson 2

The second I learned is that writing down your goals is very powerful. I’ve heard many times that you’re more likely to achieve a goal if you write it down.

During my workout, I realized the weight I was trying to deadlift was the same weight I wrote down on my list of goals. It’s crazy because I’ve been reading this goal to myself everyday as if I already achieved it. It’s like when you set your mind to a specific goal , you automatically start moving in that direction.

Another benefit of writing down your goals and reading them every day is a boost in confidence. When you see yourself as already achieving a goal, you feel like it’s inevitable to achieve it. That’s what I’ve been doing every day when it comes to deadlifting this specific way. The saying the body follows where the mind goes applies to this situation.

In case you’re wondering, I got this goal setting idea from a book called It Works: The Famous Little Red Book that makes your dreams come true by RHJ. I recommend reading this book if you have an open mind and are trying to achieve a fitness or life goal. I’ll share my deadlift goal once it’s achieved.

Closing Thoughts

I can sum this all up with the human mind is very powerful. When you see yourself achieving a certain goal, your mind will think it’s true and will guide you to do what’s necessary to achieve it. If you have a fitness or life goal, write it down and read it every day. You’re more likely to achieve that goal when you a daily reminder of it.