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Affirmations vs. Intentions: Our Los Gatos Personal Trainers Help You Understanding the Difference for Success

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Affirmations vs. Intentions: Our Los Gatos Personal Trainers Help You Understanding the Difference for Success

We don’t know who needs to hear this but…


Everyone — and Our Los Gatos Personal Trainers mean everyone! — struggles with their motivation and mindset sometimes.


But that doesn’t mean you give up.


Instead, you have to get tactical. 


So, today Our Los Gatos Personal Trainers want to share a couple of simple tools you can use to keep yourself on track when you’re not feeling it.


They’re affirmations and intentions — and they might be different than you think! 


Sometimes they get lumped in the “woo-woo” category but they’re actually backed by studies.


☑️ Affirmations boost brain activity, help you stick with healthy habits, improve self-control, and even help you feel happier and more fulfilled.


☑️ Intentions can help motivate you to follow through on your specific goals. 


Together, they help you build momentum.


But what’s the difference? Here’s one way to think of them:


☔️ Affirmations are like an umbrella, protecting you from negativity and distractions by keeping them from you.

☂️ Intentions are all about the things you do UNDER the umbrella to make your goals a reality!


Affirmations vs. Intentions

Affirmations are:

  • focused on changing beliefs and attitudes
  • aspirational, helping you change or create a positive thought pattern
  • usually have a longer-term focus


Here are a few examples of healthy affirmations:


  • I am strong, healthy, and full of energy
  • My body is resilient, capable, and strong
  • I respect my body with nourishing food and regular exercise


Intentions are:

  • focused on guiding your actions or behaviors
  • practical, focusing on how you want to live, act, or what you want to achieve
  • usually focused on your day or a specific task


Here are some examples of intentions:

  • I’m going to give it 100% during my workout today
  • My food choices today will support my health and fitness goals
  • Today I will listen to my body and rest when needed


When was the last time you set an intention for the day? It’s not too late to create one today! 😉


Committed to Your Success,

The Method3 Fitness Team


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