Fitness Motivational Quotes should be more about the mind and less about the body. The answer to what's best for your physical self rests in the shadows of your inner brain. The great marital artist, Bruce Lee said is best, "Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own".
We all know what we are suppose to eat and how we are suppose to exercise to achieve weight loss or fitness. We have all read the books, articles and seen the talk shows concerning the same. We know what to do. The secret is that we have to tell our minds! We have to take what we think is useful for our own selves and discard what we feel will not be applicable for our unique being, then add in what we want and need.
I think going to extremes with diet and exercise is why many of us do not achieve our goals. We have to adapt the food plan to fit our likes and dislikes. Likewise, we have to find what type of physical activity we like to engage in and do that. If you just enjoy walking, then walk as much as you can. You don't have to run marathons to get into shape if you do not want to. You do however, have to do something. Let that something be your own choosing.
Bruce Lee also said, "As you think, so shall you become". Why don't we just "think" of ourselves already at that "perfect" weight or "perfect" level of fitness? If I think of myself at say....128 lbs, my body would have to react and adapt. If I told myself that I weighed this, wouldn't my body have to adjust? Wouldn't my body start eating like a person would who already weighed this certain weight? Additionally, what if I told my body that I was already fit and strong, wouldn't my body react and adapt? Wouldn't my body already know what to do to continue to be in this particular state of fitness? What if it all was that easy? Isn't it true that our mind controls our body? Let's use this scientific fact and adapt it to health and fitness.
Jim Rohn said, "Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live". I think of myself as a turtle in a shell. I am given this shell, my human body to live in. Why don't I take the best care of it? This is where I have to live until I live no more. This body is my vessel, my ship on the sea of life. Why don't we take better care of our vessels?
Ludwig Wittgenstein said, "The human body is the best picture of the human soul". This is a wonderful fitness motivational quote. What if our visible body is actually what is going on inside of our soul? What if our body is the physical expression of our soulful self showing itself in flesh form? What is your physical body saying?
Professional tennis player Martina Hingis once said, "I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls, so I had to beat them with my mind". This is significant!
Fitness motivational quotes lead us all to think and react. How are you reacting to what I just wrote? What if everything was this easy? It's all in our minds! Our minds already know what to do to make our bodies healthy and fit. You just need to tell it what you want and desire. Yes, it does come down to desire. How desperately do you want to be at a healthier weight and fitness level? That's something only you can answer. Why are you holding on to your unhealthy weight? The answer again leads back to the mind.
I can relate to all of this very personally. When I was nineteen years old, I developed an eating disorder. This "disorder" came about as a result of a very traumatic experience with a boyfriend. My reaction to this horrific experience was the eating disorder. I overate to calm myself and relax myself so I wouldn't think about what had happened to me. Food was a sedative of sorts and an anti-anxiety drug for me. It made me feel better quickly and soothed my mind. I didn't realize at the time that I had an eating disorder or that what I was doing was going to be detrimental to my health. I just wanted to forget about what happened and comfort myself.
Therapy is what helped me realize what was going on. I had to change the way I reacted to my life experience and talk about it to someone instead of eating myself to death. Yes, the "dis-ease" I had was fatal if not corrected. Bulimia is now something I can talk about and in turn educate my own daughters. What about you? What can you do with the correct mindset to help yourself and others?
I will end this article on fitness motivational quotes by saying that: you are what you think you are. In therapy I learned that sometimes we hang on to an unhealthy body and physical appearance because that is what we think of ourselves as being. We don't realize what we are doing to ourselves until someone brings it out of us or we have our own spiritual awakening. I am here to tell you that we all are beautiful. YOU are beautiful and worthy of a wonderful life. Be happy. Think good thoughts.
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