I’m fascinated by success.
What makes one person more successful than another?
Why are some moms so successful in the gym while other moms struggle to reach their goals?
So when I came across the “9 Habits of Highly Successful Athletes” in Louise Green’s book Big Fit Girl, I was inspired to share my own take on this idea.
As I was reading her book, I found myself literally nodding my head and – if it weren’t for my sleeping toddler in the next room – there probably would have been a few excited exclamations of “Ooooooh! Yes! So true!”
(I’m especially in love with #7).
Now you may be thinking, “I’m not an athlete, Jen. So this doesn’t apply to me.”
But you are. I consider any woman (or person) who wants to move her body for a specific purpose or reach a specific goal, an athlete.
And the Merriam-Webster dictionary agrees with me. They define an athlete as, “a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina.”
That means that any mom who exercises is an athlete. Including you.
Heck, just being a mom and all the physical demands that taking care of kiddos requires makes you an athlete!
You don’t need to be gunning for the Olympic games to embrace an Olympic-like mindset. (I feel like that needs to be on a motivational poster somewhere 😉 ).
So try these habits on for size and tap into your inner athlete so you can reach your goals faster and easier.