The mind is a very powerful thing, and I think sometimes people tend to overlook this factor when it comes to their fitness goals. A quote I like is, “whether you think you can, or whether you think you can’t, you are right”, I believe it was Stewie Griffin that said that. The point is that your mind can either help you or hinder you from reaching your fitness goals. If you tell yourself that you can’t do it, that it’s too hard, that it is a pointless pursuit, then you are absolutely correct. However if you stay positive, reassure yourself, and know that you can prevail, than that is just what you will do. So stay positive, work hard, and never give up.