The biggest obstacle that most have to overcome when wanting to make positive lifestyle changes, is overcoming our own mindset and thoughts. We tell ourselves stories to why we can’t do something. Like, “I’m too tired to work out because I work full-time,” or “I injured my knee in high school, so I can’t push myself…” Creating a healthier life, especially with committing to a regular fitness routine, starts with shifting your old way of thinking, to having more empowering conversations with yourself, that lead to small, but impactful, changes every day.
Here are 3 common mindset shifts that can assist you on your fitness journey:
I’m too busy with my job and taking care of my family to exercise.
I can perform my best at work, be more emotionally present, as well as more energetic with my kids, if I work out several days per week. Even if it’s just 10 minutes, I love myself and my family enough to move my body.
I don’t have enough money to waste on a gym membership.
I can’t afford not to work out. Working out keeps me healthy so I don’t miss work, and so I don’t have to go to the doctor or hospital as much… It’s an investment in my health. If I can’t afford a gym, I can work out for free at home! There’s always a way!
I have too many injuries to push myself.
There are always modifications that I can make to any exercise! If I can’t handle an exercise with a weight, I will just do a body-weight exercise… sitting or lying down if I have to!!! I value my health enough to find ways to make this work!
If you find yourself speaking negatively to yourself about fitness or your overall health, recognize it, and flip the script! Love yourself enough to remind yourself that there is always a way! You can do this!!!
Dr. Kasey Johnson is a family wellness chiropractor with a true passion for helping families reach their highest health potential. She is passionate about helping families, especially children, reach their highest health potential. Her main goal is to educate families on steps that they can take to remove the interference in their health to help break the cycle of the current "sick-care" system. She has given many lectures on wellness in the community, worked with local schools and businesses, and had a health and wellness radio show with a team of doctors in 2015. Dr. Kasey Johnson is the host of a weekly podcast called The Unlock Wellness Podcast, where she speaks to health experts, community leaders, and inspiring people who are dedicated to helping others reach their highest potential. Her podcast is available on iTunes, SoundCloud, YouTube, and GooglePlay. Dr. Kasey Johnson attended Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida Campus, to obtain her Doctor of Chiropractic.