Small, healthy changes repeated over and over again are what will change our bodies in time for summer weather.
Add emotional power. In a new study, researchers at The University of New Hampshire asked over 200 undergrad students to describe either a positive or negative memory related to exercise. Eight days later, researchers found the students who had shared a positive exercise memory reported exercising more than those who shared a negative one. It wasn’t until I had put one surprising exercise success under my belt that my attitude began to shift from “should” to “want to” workout. Then when my exercise sessions began to regularly feel like personal triumphs – body and soul – it changed from “want to” to “duh.”
Start to regard your workouts as personal triumphs. It is life-changing. – KN
Kimberly Novosel is a self-development expert and author who lives in NYC. To get more motivational tips from Kimberly, follow her on twitter or Instagram @kimberlynovosel.
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