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Boost Your Fitness Motivation with the Power of Words [2023]

Hey, hey, hey! Are you ready to learn about the language of love?

No, no, no, not the mushy, gushy kind of love, but the love language that can help you understand your significant other, your best friend, your co-worker, or even your gym buddy better.

Let me introduce you to "The Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapman. In this book, Chapman breaks down love languages into 5 categories: words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch.

You might be thinking, "what does this have to do with fitness?" Well, bear with me for a minute.

Even if you're not in a romantic relationship, understanding your love language can help you communicate your needs better.

It can also help you understand what makes others feel appreciated and loved.

For instance, my wife falls into all five categories, while I'm all about words of affirmation. And let me tell you, words of affirmation are like free candy - everyone loves them! You don't need to spend a dime to make someone's day brighter.

Let me give you an example. I was at a pie store the other day (don't judge me), and the employee serving me was genuinely kind. He wasn't just putting on a fake smile, but he had a cool, friendly vibe that made me feel better.

I can't even remember exactly what he said, but I left feeling happier than when I walked in.

Maybe it was the pie, maybe the kind words, or maybe it was a combo!

Now, let's talk fitness. You know how most people start the year with big fitness goals, but many give up by March? If you see someone who's new to the gym, give them a compliment, smile at them, and make them feel welcome.

For the gym, check out the Free Daily Gym Plan Ebook I just released here! It is a great prerequisite to my daily workout subscription and/ or "Leaner and Stronger Ebook!"

Your kind words might make a world of difference and help new people stick around the gym.

In today's digital age, many people use social media platforms to document their fitness journeys. You might be tired of seeing their workout stats on Instagram or TikTok, but take a moment to drop a comment on their post or story.

It doesn't have to be a novel; a simple "keep it up," "I'm proud of you," or "way to go!" can go a long way in encouraging someone to keep going.

In conclusion, words are powerful, my friends. They can lift people up or bring them down. Let's be the kind of people who use our words to uplift and encourage one another.

Let's keep pushing it in the gym, crush some goals, and encourage others along the way.

Yours in fitness and love,

Ben "Leg Day" Barker

Ps for more on me check out my "About Me" page here.

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