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Focus on realistic goals and approaches

Let’s do a test – close your eyes and repeat “no” to yourself for 30 seconds. What type of feeling do you have now? Chances are you’re tense and unmotivated. But try saying “yes” instead. You feel completely different than you did 30 seconds ago, right? That’s because affirmation has a calming and relaxing effect.

If you’re around negative elements of your life for so long, you start to think on negative levels. It essentially becomes who you are, which creates a sense of forfeit and defeat towards many situations. Truth be told, it “exudes from you like toothpaste coming out of a tube” and you don’t realize it.

Now, if you start thinking on positive levels, and begin surrounding yourself with positive talks and positive situations, your likelihood of coming out positive increases greatly.

It’s hard to get out of negative slumps. Sometimes it feels like it can take forever until you can see any positive light.

We can correlate these experiences towards our fitness and positive lifestyle goals as well.

How many times have you said you’re going to get started, but suddenly you create a negative thought that overwhelms your initial hype. Essentially, taking away from what you could become.

A lot of times this boils down to setting unrealistic goals when it comes to creating a fitness and lifestyle change. We create this short timeline to look a certain way, then once we don’t achieve it, we focus on the negative and not the positive.

We are all shaped differently. Some tall, short, stout, etc… so we must understand that looking a certain way might not correlate to our body composition.

Instead, focus on realistic goals and approaches. If you’re steadily losing weight and you’re seeing muscle definition, continue your course. You’re doing a great job and need to stay positive in your thinking and actions.

Focusing on what you’ve accomplished and growing from that, creates a more sustainable approach and outcome than saying you’re never going to get there, or creating a defeatist mindset.

We are all human, and sometimes we falter and take in more negativity than we need. Remember that the more you think on positives, the better you feel and the likelihood of you coming out on top increases greatly.

The law of attraction initiates this train of thought. The more you think on a negative scale, the more you will get negative outcomes, no matter what you do. If you start thinking on positive levels, your outcomes and surroundings become what you truly want.

• Stay positive. Be purely consistent. Achieve more. And go get it! Emilio Bullard is a personal trainer at Balmoral Club. He can be contacted at

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