Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

A healthy mind and a healthy body go hand in hand. Here are tips on how to make over your mind for a better, healthier you

November 16, 2012
Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

Most of my blogs that I write are about mind over body. Tapping into the emotional and mental side of training is just as important as training itself. When you are healthy mentally it will translate over to the physical and allow you to achieve your fitness goals. I am not saying that it is an easy road because the mind can play tricks on you...but one worth honing.

First things first, you must be consistent! I can’t tell you how many times I wanted to sleep a bit longer and skip morning cardio. I would literally fight with my head to stay in bed but the ending goal is what kept me going…I get up every morning before my morning clients to get my cardio done on empty stomach. For me, this works best to burn fat and get my day going.

Every little bit counts! Stick to your plan… extra bites and food adds up through the day. If you are already having a hard time losing weight this could be why. If you are going to go full force might as well give it all you have, and that includes sticking to your plan 100%.

Don’t let what others say or do sway you from your goals. I have become distant with many friends who live a different lifestyle than I do. I have always stayed true to myself and try not to let what others think influence the way that I feel. I have goals and dreams, and everyone will have friends that are either only there for the moment or down for the movement!

Reward your accomplishments—whether it is a pound lost or sticking to your cardio always focus on the positive and not the negative. Negative will bring you down and consume you. I used to be so hard on myself, afraid to eat anything, including fruit. Who is afraid to eat fruit?! Now, I am a lot kinder to my body and myself and promote positivity all day!

Here are a few quick tips on how to stay motivated:

  • Take in one day at a time
  • surround yourself with positivity
  • ask yourself what you want and strive to achieve it
  • acknowledge attributes
  • recognize progress
  • focus on how you, feel not the scale
  • be kind to yourself
  • don’t compare yourself to others

Thanks so much for reading,
Felicia Romero

IFBB Figure Pro
Owner of AZ Pro Physiques