How changing your mindset could help you achieve your fitness goals

WAREABLE, AUGUST 2016

Most sports companies would have us believe that any of our fitness dreams are possible with the right kit, the right wearable and the right inspirational quotes shared with our Instagram followers. The same applies, they tell us, whether we’re hoping to train for a triathlon, lose weight or just hit those 10,000 steps per day.
But according to research from a number of different fields, it might take a lot more to reach your goals than you first think. And a big part of the problem might be you and what’s going on inside your head.
In the past, we’ve explored why tracking leads to success for some and failure for others, why goals can make or break you and why being around a team can urge some people on and cause others to crumble. These investigations all suggest that a mixture of beliefs about yourself, the world around you and everything the world might throw your way, can have a huge impact on your fitness success.
It’s about recognising that it’s not just the surface level stuff that’s holding us back, like say lack of time, resources or energy. Instead, the reasons for your success, your failure or your general apathy are likely to run much deeper.