How Fitness Builds Confidence

How Fitness Builds Confidence

by Jesse J. Leyva, Owner of
Jesse James Fit, Outlaw Bootcamp & Outlaw Fit Camp •

Have you ever wished that you had more confidence? People who set fitness boundaries report experiencing a boost in confidence. Think about it: when you set a higher standard for yourself, confidence grows naturally. As you lose weight, your confidence will skyrocket.

Self-confidence is important to have. It means feeling good about yourself and having self-assurance about what one can accomplish. It’s feeling like you can achieve what you set your mind to; a belief and conviction that you can succeed.

Fitness can improve you not only physically but mentally as well. Most turn to fitness for a variety of reasons to improve some aspect of the way the body functions — to make it stronger, quicker, healthier, leaner, etc. It is through the mental toughness of overcoming each obstacle day in and day out that goals are achieved.  Essentially, through fitness, you prove to yourself that you can do anything – not just physically, but mentally as well!

Each time a goal is set and achieved, you gain the sense of accomplishment and feel proud of yourself. Those feelings are rewarding, and naturally, you move on to bigger goals. The pattern of creating smaller goals and moving on to achieve bigger goals helps you succeed physically and mentally.

Exercise is the greatest confidence booster and mental toughness creator. It takes discipline to achieve success in fitness, and it teaches discipline in other areas of life. Through fitness, you learn about yourself, what you are made of, and what you can do. The sky is the limit, and you are capable because you know your strength!

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