There is one muscle in our body that will get you the best results of all – if you train it properly.
People ask me about spot-reduction, trimming and toning their but, arms and whatever else and even though doing things the right way is important, knowing this about this muscle in our body trumps any squat workout.
It’s the Kings king, or maybe even the Queen’s, queen.
And here’s the catch.
You don’t train this muscle when you are at the Gym.
You train it away from the Gym – when you are at home, at work, out partying.
And like any muscle, the more you train it, the stronger it gets and the easier your next workout will be.
And it’s the most important muscle of all.
And that muscle is your mental discipline.
The flexing, pushing and pulling of following through when you couldn’t give a …..
Yep, that muscle.
We are never taught how to work this muscle to make it stronger, so let me share with you 3 of my flexing exercises for this…
1. Write down your goals (daily) and how good you’ll feel when you get there.
You gotta get past the short term pain in your daily chatter, and start to imagine what it will really feel like to achieve your goal. Without some sort of positive to pull you forward, it’s damn hard to beat that negative nelly in your head!
2. Keep an “evidence journal” of all the good things you did do, obstacles you overcame and opportunities that presented themselves.
This one is all about being mindful and grateful to allow more good things to happen to you.
3. START SMALL. Yes I did just yell at you, and there’s a reason for that. Changing your health is a long term game. You gotta to start chipping away, and start flexing your Discipline Muscle with the right amount of weight for you.
Don’t jump in and start lifting 20kg with the new mental commitment you are going to workout EVERYDAY from now on.
That’s starting way too big – and you and I both know that after Week 3 when life starts to get in the way, you’ll let it.
Start with a 5kg new mental commitment and focus on that.
Run 1kms instead of saying 5kms.
Go to the Gym once a week, instead of saying 5.
Cut alcohol back just one night a week instead of going dry overnight.
Do you get my drift?
Start flexing it a little every day and you’ll feel the power of this muscle for the long haul.