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Arm Toning And Motivation So That You Never Give Up

By Katherine Crawford

It took a lot of trial and error to figure out how to get arm tone and as a result, flabby arms were the thorn in my side for a very long time. I was extremely frustrated and resorted to hiding behind kimono-style tops all the time.

The most frustrating part of the whole arm tone process was ever-changing levels of motivation. No matter how hard I tried, I could not maintain a high level of focus and desire for extended periods of time.

And at times I would reach tipping points, throw my hands up in the air and give up all hope. Then, I would reward myself with endless cookies.

One day I had a wake-up call and realized that if I couldn’t figure out a way to stick with a program for the long run, I would never be able to get sexy arms. And I also knew that this motivational “yo yoing” wasn’t sustainable.

As a result, I began searching for a way to maintain motivation and adherence to a program. The answer to my prayers was Dr David Burns MD. He created a method that revolved around the avoidance of cognitive distortions.

So without further delay, here are 3 cognitive distortions you need to avoid that you don’t fall of the arm tone bandwagon:

1. All/Nothing distortions. These distortions provide the foundation for perfectionism. If you find yourself having to have the perfect day of dieting or not dieting at all, then you suffer from this distortion. Don’t try to get everything right every single time. Don’t worry about small hiccups and always keep moving forward.

2. Over-generalizing distortions. Just because you haven’t been successful today doesn’t mean you can’t be successful tomorrow. You simply haven’t found the right approach. Yet with this distortion, you assume that your past failures will keep on being your future failures. The key here is to keep on trying new things with a fresh outlook.

3. Mental filtering distortion. This distortion is pure evil because it prevents you from giving yourself enough credit, a critical component to success. For example, let’s say you have an entire month of solid workouts but miss one workout due to a last-minute commitment. Instead of giving yourself praise for the awesome month of workouts, you ignore them and beat yourself up for the single missed workout that was entirely out of your control.

If you do not avoid the above cognitive distortions, arm tone will keep on eluding you. You have to achieve constant and lasting motivation in order to stick with an arm toning program.

More importantly, however, is to develop the habit of rapid action. After all, this information will be useless unless you act on it quickly.

Author Katherine Crawford, an exercise physiologist and former arm fat sufferer, teaches how to get slim arms. Figure out how to get sexy arms by visiting her website with shake weight reviews right now!

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Crawford, Katherine "Arm Toning And Motivation So That You Never Give Up." Arm Toning And Motivation So That You Never Give Up. 17 Jan. 2010. uberarticles.com. 28 Sep 2015 <http://uberarticles.com/health-and-fitness/weight/can-you-tone-your-arms-with-your-mind/>.

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Crawford, K (2010, January 17). Arm Toning And Motivation So That You Never Give Up. Retrieved September 28, 2015, from http://uberarticles.com/health-and-fitness/weight/can-you-tone-your-arms-with-your-mind/

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