I had a very interesting conversation with a client last week.
Well first, let me explain why we started having this conversation.
Right now at Full Throttle Athletics, the gym my husband and I own and operate, we have a 35 Day Restart program running that started last week.
It is a way for people to get a jump start on their nutrition and training after the new year.
Besides the nutrition and training changes, people have another “task”, if you will, to post a “Win of the Day” in our private Facebook page we have for the program.
The “Win of the Day” is a way for everyone to post something positive about what happened to them that day.
It doesn’t have be about your exercise or nutrition for that day, although it can be.
Some “wins” I have seen are…
“Got my kids ready for school WITHOUT any arguing from them!”
“No drama at work today!”
“Passed up cookies at work today!”
So going back to my conversation with a client.
She told me that she’s loving the Restart program with the training and nutrition but her main goal is to make sure she does the “Win of the Day” everyday.
She told me that it hit her the other day that she actually had to THINK about what was her win that day, and that didn’t sit well with her.
I told her that I’ve seen this and I have been here as well.
It is SO easy to find negativity in your life, day or routine.
It is SO easy to dwell on the bad things that are happening day to day, even as simple as having to sit in traffic while trying to get somewhere.
Yet people have to sit and think about what GOOD happened that day.
And then once you get 1 negative person in a group, more will show up to the party.
Negativity breeds negativity.
It’s a sad truth.
I’ve also seen this negativity when it comes to fat loss and hitting goals.
It starts out small, like people saying it’s going to be a hard workout, probably won’t be able to complete it or “UGH! I HATE BURPEES!!!”
Or, when it comes to nutrition and how you might think “I HAVE to give up (fill in the blank) so this is not going to work!”
And then the negativity grows.
Thoughts like…”Well every plan I have been on has failed, so what is the point to even start?!” gets tossed around and the negativity builds and builds.
So after having this conversation with the client I decided I wanted to make a change for myself.
I decided that I am going to stop the negativity that goes on in my head.
I’ll admit, I don’t have many, but I want to make sure the one’s I do have, I don’t want them to multiply.
And it’s not just with my training or nutrition.
I really thought about how negative thoughts can not only effect myself, but others around me.
Especially my daughter.
Kids are like sponges, they soak up the good as well as the bad.
So to turn this around, I decided that I am going to make it a habit to write down my “Win of the Day” everyday so I can keep a positive outlook day to day.
Also by doing this I am making sure I don’t dwell on the negativity.
It really is just that simple. 🙂
I do hope you try this as well.
I think you will see that when you start having a more positive outlook on things, you start to have a better outlook on your goals and you find they are easier to hit then first thought.
You will start hitting those goals before you know it!
Just start by writing down something positive everyday.
Then, maybe start sharing those positive thoughts and helping others see their “Wins” for the day.
As with negativity, positive thoughts breed positive thoughts.