Starting a health and fitness journey can be exciting but can also come with challenges that can shape our perception and reality of our processes.
Let me ask this: Have you ever been on a health and fitness journey and encountered negativity along the way? It can be discouraging to hear negative comments from others or even from your “inner voice.”
As a professional in the fitness industry, I’ve had my fair share of negativity from those closest to me and social media. Everyone has an opinion and reserves on “what you should and should not do,” but at the end of the day, you’re in the driving seat of your life.
For the record, I’ve had more unsuccessful weight loss attempts than successful ones. I’ve lost myself in the process of betterment and had to pick myself up multiple times from rock bottom.
Being the underdog is not pretty or glamorous, but you can get your act together when you can be resilient enough and last longer in the journey than comments can spread.
The point is not to let negativity affect your mental and physical progress.
Negativity stems from fear, insecurities, and weakened jaded minds.
Most people mean well but don’t realize they are causing more harm than good when they try to advise why things didn’t work for them, but their protected nature spills over.
Whether it comes from within or from others, negative emotions and thoughts can hold you back from reaching your full potential and happiness.
Positivity works if you can put your head down and quiet the critics and any distractions from social platforms. Actively staying positive can help you overcome these obstacles and stay on track with your goals.
Before we start, remember that what matters most to you will not matter to the next person, so honing in on your milestones will motivate you to see the results.
Now, here are some tips on how to overcome negativity from any source:
1. Proper Support Matters
One of the first steps in overcoming negative emotions and thoughts is to surround yourself…