Gabriel Valantino: New Year – New Mindset

Some people set out to build muscle, some want to lose fat, and others try to improve in their job or in private life. There are plenty of New Year’s resolutions. But what’s the secret of success? Gabriel Valantino has given thought to it. On his Instagram the fitness enthusiast and expert explains:

Are you mentally ready for the new year? I believe the most important factor to someone’s success is having the right mindset. Everyone has goals for the new year, but most people end up getting nothing done. Mindset is the key reason some people succeed and others don’t.

How can you transform your mindset?
1. You need to believe you can accomplish your goals (healthy self esteem)
2. Have a drive/determination to accomplish your goals
3. Be willing to face adversity (understand that you will make mistakes)
4. Have the right perspective (seeing the glass half full in things instead of half empty)
5. Patience

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Shane Timmerman: The Benefit of Struggle

Growing shoulders help to hold the burden – this is true for the gym as well as for life. Shane Timmerman, who is a certified trainer and fitnessmodel, boils it down. On his Instagram he writes: “The reality is everyone struggles, and some struggles are harder than others. Sometimes that weight on your shoulders brings you down to your knees. Sometimes these struggles directly impact your confidence, to where you feel as if you’re less. You feel less because you hold your character to such a high standard and you want to fix things but you don’t know where to start. I struggle, but at the end of it I know I will be everything I want to be. I know that there is better waiting for me around the corner. It’s a good fight but at the end of it, if you know you’ll win then, you will win.”

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Steve Cook: “This Is My Therapy”

Exercise as therapy – that’s the way fitness expert, motivator and superstar Steve Cook sees it also. Steve reasons his point of view by taking a look at the substance of the word “therapy”. On Instagram he says:

“The definition of therapy is: Treatment intending to relieve or heal a disorder.

This is my therapy.

Finding ways to deal with situations we can’t control can be difficult. Exercise needs to be paramount in all of our lives as a way of distressing and staying healthy. It doesn’t matter if you’re at home or in the gym, do what you can! It doesn’t matter if you’re getting better by the slightest margin, that’s still moving in the right direction.”


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