Written on February 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm , by Colleen Moody
Studies have shown that exercise can strength train your brain, but sometimes it’s your brain that can strength train your workout. Picturing a place, goal weight or even a person (Gisele Bündchen abs, anyone?) while you sweat can help you kick up the intensity and navigate you out of a routine rut. Want to know what other people are thinking about every time they lace up? Read below and then share your mental mojo in the comments below.
@GettingTo120: I try to focus on how my muscles feel. Sometimes my mind strays and I think about ice cream.
@Tricia25Bev: I think about the summer and all the outfits I would like to fit in and my friends wedding, to fit into that bridesmaids dress!
@MrsPetrillo: I think about bikinis, my husband and my food for the day. Is that weird?!
@AndreaSteffens: I think about what I’m going to bake next to take to work for others to try!
@jenhiraga: I always repeat LMFAO’s “Yes” while doing cardio, I imagine a fitter me.
@abs1399: I usually think about how I’m going to look and feel better once I’m done working out. I visualize results!
@M0NST4R: Myself! It’s my favorite way of being selfish.
Now tell us: What do you think about when you exercise?