Develop a Positive Approach to Physical Health
Many people have images of being physically fit, but somehow, despite the best of intentions, so many of us fail to adhere to diets or exercise regimens. The fantasy does not manifest itself into reality. We become overwhelmed by the demands and expectations of achieving physical health. Making it even more difficult, is that we live in a “thin obsessed” culture, causing us to perpetually feel disappointed when we can’t live up to this image. This can lead to frustration and ultimately to resignation. However, your perspective on physical health can radically change by letting go of superficial and unrealistic goals of beauty that do not produce genuine happiness, and begin to invest your energy in behaviors and attitudes that will allow you to feel better physically and emotionally. It is possible to shift your mindset about fitness from focusing on the obstacles to an emphasis on the immediate and long term benefits. You are already one step closer to saying, “Physical fitness can pay off for me today!!”
You can learn to:
1) Develop a more optimistic perspective and appreciation of your physical capabilities.
2) Establish a specific and realistic plan for achieving physical fitness program that accounts for both the long term and short term consequences of this lifestyle.
3) Utilize positive techniques to enhance your physical fitness experience and achieve the necessary motivation to initiate a program and reinforce the likelihood of adherence to your regimen.