Twice a week I tell myself it is all about attitude and if I have to bring a better attitude to this workout, it will go better.
Twice a week I complain and bargain with the trainer and in the end I am often unhappy with what I have accomplished. When the workout is over I promise that I will bring a better attitude next time.
Then one time right at the beginning of the workout my trainer told me what exercises I was going to do and I thought “I can do that. It will be easy” and it was easy and I asked for more of a challenge and that extra challenge was easy. I was proud of what I had accomplished. I felt great. I realized that I talked about having a better attitude but it was all talk. After that every time I worked out I told myself that what I was being asked to do was no problem. When an exercise started to get away from me and my attitude became negative I took a big breath and changed the conversation going on in my head. It made it so much easier and enjoyable. Pushing around heavy weights can be fun … with the right attitude!
Yeah, you guys already knew all this and so did I on a certain level, but I never consistently used this tool. I’m having a moment. Cut me some slack!
Now I am taking what I have learned to other areas of my life. It has become clear that how anything going on around me affects me is very much a matter of my attitude.