I thought I would just make a quick little post to let you know you can do anything you set your mind to. Don’t sell yourself short when it comes to fitness. If you want to lose the weight you can, if you want to do 20 pull-ups you can. All it takes is a little hard work and removing the word “can’t” from your vocabulary.
Like most things, fitness is a mental game. To get through a challenging workout you have to realize that your body is stronger than you mind thinks it is. Your body may be in pain from doing so many squats, so your brain is telling your body to stop hurting itself. Our pain receptors are going ‘stop stop stop’ but unless the pain you’re experiencing is a potential injury, you have to tell your body to ‘go go go’. To see change in your body you must work hard.
When my clients tell me that they “can’t” do something – I tell them they have to do it anyway. And guess what… they always end up doing they thing they told me they couldn’t do. “Can’t” should never be used in a workout or generally in life at all. When you set that negative tone before trying something you are setting yourself up for failure. Be positive! Tell yourself I can do this; and if you fail the first time, try again – because you CAN.