Personal Training, Fitness and Nutrition Motivation

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Build a Strong Mind to Build a Strong Body

Having a strong body is awesome, right? What about your mental strength? Having a strong mind is really more important. Why? Because discipline, motivation, and follow through come from the choices you make. 

Developing mental strength is the control center for your choices to develop lean mass, lose weight, and get healthy. 

It also helps you develop a thick skin giving you the ability to set healthy boundaries. This means things like judgments, comments, stares, etc. from others no longer bother you. 

The bottom line is your mental strength is an important part of being healthy.

For example, as an internet personality, I have had my share of positive and negative comments. Working on building a strong mind has really helped me stay positive through all circumstances. I believe that life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it.

This means remaining positive and letting things go that just don't matter. It's also understanding that negativity from others is saying more about the other person than me or you. Get my point?

Stay Positive

Life is too short to live in a negative world and allow unhealthy comments to control how you feel about you. 

Staying positive in a society where comparisons are the norm is what will enable you to build a strong mind. It doesn't matter what anyone thinks or says. This is where you need to remain strong, put on that thick skin, and push on. What matters is how you feel about you. With me?!

The struggle of comparison and feeling judged may be real, but we also add to this issue. Self-inflicted negativity and comparing ourselves to others does nothing for health improvement. It only leads to unhappiness and living an unhealthy life.

You really can't have a positive life if you continue to live in a negative mind. Agreed?

Mental Strength

Developing a strong mind will help you not sweat the small stuff. It also creates a caring spirit along with emotional strength. It gives you the ability to understand that negative statements come from people who are truly hurting. 

You discover that many people are often bitter from personal issues left unresolved. They lash out and project their feelings on you or whomever because they haven't learned how to be emotionally healthy.

Developing your mental strength also helps you become a great listener. Instead of arguing back, you become more empathetic. You understand that things are not a personal attack against you, but really a struggle within the person lashing out.

Greater Strength

The beautiful part about improving your mental strength is becoming a positive person in all circumstances. You feel good about you and your abilities to succeed. It's one of the best ways to get motivated and determined to achieve your fitness goals. You have the desire to keep going no matter what. 

There is no longer an issue with feeling defeated or hurt by others. You are no longer weighed down by negative comments. You feel a strength even greater than what can be achieved in the gym. You are ready to give all your positive attention to you and your health.

Mental Strength Provides the Following:

  • Disciplined life
  • Belief in yourself
  • Motivation
  • Determination to succeed
  • Positive life
  • Removes fear and doubt
  • Healthy choices
  • Follow through
  • Confidence
  • Success

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Be well and Stay Healthy



  1. I absolutely love you! You are such a great role model - don't change a thing! You have so helpful - everything from your recipes to your HIIT work outs you post. Keep it up!

  2. I absolutely love you! You are such an inspiration - from your recipes to your HIIT workouts - I have gained so much from reading your blog and following you on facebook. Don't change a thing!

  3. Awesome post! Really inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Peter for your kind feedback. Be well and Stay Healthy!


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