3. No Negative Thoughts
I can't do a pull-up. I suck at running. I can't lose this weight.
"Our thoughts and words have power," Griffin says. "Use that power for positivity."
I can't do a pull-up YET. I am working on running better. I will lose this weight once and for all.
Adds Griffin: "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're usually right."
4. You Can't Out-Train a Bad Diet
It doesn't matter how far you run or how much weight you lift.
"If you're sabotaging yourself in the kitchen, you're essentially working against the hard work you are putting in at the gym," Griffin says.
Don't ignore the importance of nutrition or use it as a tradeoff (I did 50 burpees this morning, so I can get away with some ice cream).
"You're not a dog," she says. "Don't reward yourself with food."
5. Break Out of Your Limits
Griffin warns against people who put unnecessary limits on themselves. We often avoid change and stay where we feel comfortable, but this can be dangerous.
"In order to see real change, we need to be challenged physically and mentally," she says. "Get out your comfort zone and see what you can become."
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