Crush your goals with this simple mindset shift

When you work out, do you exercise or do you train?

I don’t care where you work out — in your basement, at the track, at the gym. Maybe you plug in a video. Maybe you stand next to a barre.

What I want to know is this: when you do whatever you do, what’s your mindset? Are you putting in the time just to get it over with, so you can say you “exercised”? Are you working toward some vague idea of being “in shape”?

IntentionOr are you doing whatever you do with intention, with purpose or plan, with an eye toward some sort of improvement or goal? Are you using your muscles and your mind?

When you work with intention, your outlook changes. And with that outlook change comes a change in your intensity and your purpose.

When you change your intensity and your purpose, you start to formulate — or maybe solidify — a plan. And your results go through the roof.

So, do you exercise or do you train? I want to know!

Next workout, set your intention and crush it. And then let me know how it goes.

Wendy Watkins

About Wendy Watkins

Wendy Watkins is a Bangor-based personal trainer, fitness coach, studio owner, and writer/editor. She is the author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Losing 20 Pounds in 2 Months. Visit her website at