Are you mentally tough? Can you push through workouts by motivating yourself to perform 10 more reps… or running just 10 minutes longer?
If you are mentally tough you can focus and complete anything you put your mind to. When you set goals you achieve them. I can say that I am mentally tough and I loved to be pushed and challenged and it always feels good to complete anything I set out to achieve. Sometimes we need help of a trainer, instructor, friend, or family member to help us get through a workout but ultimately it is up to you to complete the task or activity.
There are ways to overcome any challenge. If you need someone to motivate you and correct you so that you are convinced you can do it, then that right there is what you need to do. Grab a partner or someone to train with.
As a personal trainer and group instructor I never want to see my clients fail. I want them to succeed and reach the goals that they set out for and push them to complete my workouts. I like to think of myself as a “coach”. I grew up playing sports and having a good coach that can get you through tough situations and let you know their expectations motivated me to work harder and do as I was asked. With a coach I didn’t feel any self pressure and I would focus on the task at hand.
In comparison to working out, if I were asked to complete 100 burpees I would do it. Yes 100 sounds like a lot but take it one at a time. Before you know it you will be at 100. Don’t se yourself up for failure by saying I can’t do 100 burpees. Focus on completing them one repetition at a time. Stay positive! I use visualization to help me achieve my goals. When I see myself doing something, it happens!
What can you do to improve your mental toughness?