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Don't Get in a Rut, Get an Attitude Adjustment

Don't Get in a Rut, Get an Attitude Adjustment

A lot of people may get into a fitness rut when they are not looking at exercise in the right light.

If you're feeling like you're in a fitness rut, try adjusting your attitude. Exercise can only take you so far mentally, which means you may need to take a step back and think realistically about what you are trying to get out of it. Not everyone can look like Jessica Biel. In fact only Jessica Biel can look like Jessica Biel so even if you do her exact plyometrics routine, you may not get the same results. Heck, I do plyometrics all the time but my bod looks nothing like hers. If your goals are unrealistic, you may become discouraged, which is completely counterproductive.

Accept who you are. Realize that your body has limits -- I invite you to push those limits because chances are you could be pleasantly surprised, but always stay realistic. Step one is accepting your body for what it is and appreciating what it is capable of doing, not putting it down for what it is not capable of doing.


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GeikoSera GeikoSera 10 years
Great advice! I needed to hear it. :)
Kristabelle Kristabelle 10 years
I think the biggest part of staying out of a rut is to make a specific fitness goal, write it down and monitor your progress. Also, changing routines every 3-4 months is a great way to keep your body and mind out of the "same old, same old" mind set. When you have to think and focus on the parts of your workout, you really put forth the best effort and get the best workout.
SU3 SU3 10 years
Great post!
Bee87 Bee87 10 years
How did you know I wanna look like Jessica Biel?
muchacha muchacha 10 years
Thanks Fit. I am totally in a rut.. partly because i stopped smoking and my body is adjusting to that i guess. i still manage to get out for a run a couple of times of week, and i practice yoga too, but i haven't been strength training with weights in so long! yikes!
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