Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Game On Struggles

The honeymoon is over and the reality of the Game On Diet sets in.  Struggles from week 1 make you want to throw in the towel.  If you excelled in week 1 but week 2 is getting off to a slow start, you begin to doubt yourself.  Ignore the scoreboard.  This game will not be won or lost in the first quarter (week 1) but by the team that plays all 4 quarters! 

Check out this company created by professional runners and read what they have to say about having a mantra.

Belive I Am 

Find Your Mantra (or use one of ours)!
A mantra, by definition, is a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation. Our “I Am” statements are examples of mantras or affirmations that can keep you focused, “on task,”and present. Athletes across the globe in many sports use “power words” that resonate with them in order to anchor their mind and focus when anxiety or negative thoughts start to creep in. (Read about Pro Golfers here)
Lo likes to write out positive statements over and over in her journal before she races so that when she closes her eyes she can see the words from the page. Ro likes to write some key words on her hand such as “Light, Fast, Joy”, along with a smiley face, going into an important race to keep her focus (and therefore energy) where it needs to be.

We’ve used these tools to help us mentally prepare to battle on the track. We consider these techniques to be our “Secret Deadly Weapons” and now we want to share our secrets with other sisters, so they, too, can keep their wandering minds from sabotaging their goals.
Next time you feel too nervous or psyched out before a race or event, try one of our methods to help you focus your mind, calm you down, and get you in the zone!

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded. But once mastered no one can help you as much, not even your father or mother- Buddha

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