Blogs about Motivation

Your Journey is your Journey !

Don't compare your journey to someone else's. Not only is it unfair to you to compare, you do not know what they did to get there. With Facebook and Instagram post it is easy to look at the pictures and be envious. We must reel in that self doubt. I know when I went vegan (1.5 years) , I remember seeing all the post about individuals going vegan and losing 30 lbs in 3 months. Even some had lost more and I began to think something was wrong with me because I hadn't lost a pound. But then I had to realize, I do not know their eating habits before.

Small Changes

With the New Year comes new diets, trends and all kind of plans that individual's try to jumpstart their weight loss. However some of these plans and trends require you to change so much of your regular diet that they are not sustainable. By slowing removing or eliminating one bad habit with a healthy habit it is more likely to stick.  Removing a soda habit can help you lose over 15 pounds in one year! This is just the estimate if you only drink one soda a daily.

Plan B

Some individuals suggest that you only create a Plan A. That creating a Plan B will undermine your ability to accomplish your goals. However in fitness goals I believe you should always have a Plan B. Sometimes your schedule may change and you will miss that 5 am gym time. Should you just not exercise that day?

SMART Resolution

As the New Year begins individuals choose to make resolutions. However by mid February most individual have abandoned their resolutions.

FITNESS TRACKER GIFT?

MAKE SURE IT IS PERSONAL

Remaining motivated while in pain

It's been nearly 4 weeks since I've had knee surgery and it's been a challenge staying motivated. I've found that staying focused on not losing too much strength is my trigger to motivation. I know my cardiovascular health will diminish somewhat. I keep a realistic outlook on what I can accomplish day to day and keep my mind on the cumulative results. Everyday there's a mini milestone. I find that it's a great opportunity for exercising creative techniques.

Exercise Not Your Favorite Activity?

Recently I was talking to a client who is in his 50s and has only been working out for a few months. I’ve only talked with him a few times yet those few times he has mentioned that he doesn’t enjoy exercise yet understand the benefits.  

I'm a Runner!

After last Saturday’s complete shit show of a run, I knew I had some problem solving to do. I suspected it was my shoes. I am a cheap ass and since my 2 half marathons I wore Asics,  I decided the brightest thing to do was to go to the outlet and get some new ones!

11 miles

A few weeks ago, I cried tears of frustration while I was running. Every Saturday is my long run for the week in my training plan for the NYC marathon. Last Saturday was 11 miles, and I was having a shitty run. I started out feeling awesome, but somewhere around mile 5 ½, I started feeling pain. Right below my knees my legs ached, and the last three toes on my left foot were cramping so bad they started to feel like they were on fire! “You are not in pain, you are just imagining shit” I told myself.

I won! Now what?!