How to Use a Mantra to Get Stronger at the Gym

RPM!

Kelly and I went to two group fitness classes today— RPM (a cycle class) and Body Pump (weightlifting). I really love getting stronger so I've been making it a point to go as hard as I can in class.

Last night Kelly and I were filling out a "Make My Day" worksheet together. I asked her, "What do you want to think?" She answered, "That I'm the best." I LOVED that.

So in class today, when the exercises became challenging, I said to myself, "I can do it. I'm the best!" Every time I said it to myself when I was struggling, I got my strength back. I went harder than ever before. I upped my weights on my squats, biceps and back and had the most fun I've ever had. I stood up straighter and smiled more.

Saying "I can do it, I'm the best!" also helped me to feel confident and good about myself. I walked out of the gym feeling like hot shit, because I can do it! I'm the best!