I have thoroughly enjoyed this challenge because it is so fundamentally different from most fitness IG challenges. In fact, it took a community of fit chicks and took a step back from what is thought of as “typical fitness theme posts” and asked us all to dig just a little bit deeper. It asked us each to post about how we dream big, who inspires us, what makes us happy, and lastly (today) what makes us a #LJInspired girl
These are big questions and, for many, often things we don’t think about as much as we probably should. On a day to day basis, we focus more on the physical challenges and aspects of our health and fitness. For example, posts I see on the day to day revolve more around what people ate for dinner or how far they ran today or how jacked they look today. Granted all these things are important and play a key part in our fitness journey. But what is the one thing that makes all the difference? What is the one thing that can determine whether we succeed in our goals or fall short?
It is our mental state that factors the most into whether we give in to the temptation of the late night snack or if we push ourselves just a little further for just a little longer in the gym when our mind tells us to quit. Attitude is everything. I mean think about it, the way we see things determines how we react to them which then determines what happens to us in the given situation. With the right attitude and a positive outlook (or perception) on life and our fitness journey, we can conquer anything we set our minds to! But it is all about the way we choose to see the feats in front of us.
I read something the other day that has really stuck with me. It said…
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Knowledge (11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96) is 96% and
Hardwork (8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98) is 98%
… So both are important, but both fall short of 100%
Attitude (1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100) is 100%
Attitude is 100%. 100% of what?
100% of success. 100% of how we react to the happenings of our day. 100% of how or where life takes us. We can decided to have nothing by having a shitty attitude all the time and having a negative outlook and perception on everything in our daily lives. Or we can decide, beyond our knowledge and beyond our hardwork, to have EVERYTHING based solely on our attitude. For you see, even the person with less knowledge can grow and learn with the right attitude. And even the person who begins with the less than great work ethic can get motivated with the right attitude.
Take the time on a regular basis to reflect on the things around you; the things that inspire you, the dreams you have, the things that make you happy. Make an effort to notice even the little things that put a smile on your face or make you feel accomplished through any given day. All these things will help you keep a positive attitude and an enthusiastic outlook. Everyone can succeed with the right mentality.
Get started by completing the following Mad Lib prompt from Fit Approach for yourself… I mean who doesn’t love Mad Libs right?
I believe that the key to a happy life is _________ [noun]. _______ [same noun] inspires me to be the _______[adj] person that I am today. I am lucky to have _______ [person] and ______ [person] in my life because they inspire me to live life to my fullest and to chase my dreams.
My dream is to one day _____________ [verb] and even if it takes _______ [noun], I know I’ll get there because I’m not afraid to dream big!
While I dream big, I hope to inspire others by ________________.
After you have completed this, feel free to screenshot or print it out and keep it somewhere that you will see it regularly. Use it as a reminder to keep dreaming big. Use to encourage and motivate you to keep a positive attitude.
Take care of your mental health. It will affect all other parts of your health and wellness. It can be your greatest aspect or your biggest enemy along your fitness journey.
Stay healthy. Stay fit. And stay #LJInspired ❤