Blogs about Motivation

Lessons learned

I have a new client who started training with me just a few weeks ago. She's 65-newly retired from a government job where she worked for many years. The transition to retirement has been tough and she confessed that she's felt depressed. Her health has declined, and the first time we spoke over the phone, she shared with me that there are times she doesn't want to leave the house because she feels so ashamed of the weight she's gained.

I think I CAN, I think I CAN, I _____

What were you inclined to fill in the blank?  It may be very enlightening. "I think I can, I think I CAN, I think I CAN, I ... CAN ...."  is often the mantra I repeat as I run the hills in my neighborhood, one small step at a time. These few focused words keep me in the moment and while each step may be hard, it is much easier to believe I am capable of the next single step forward than it is for me to tackle the entire hill all at once and with every step.

Good Saturday!

Been working on nutrition. Going on all natural foods very minimal processed foods. My light bulb is my current pregnancy.

What Athletes Can Do to Be Mentally Tougher

Mental toughness is one of the defining aspects of what makes great athletes, well, great. It’s the resilience and poise under pressure, it’s the ability to will themselves through trying stretches of training, and it’s being willing to continually doubt what others believe is possible.Here are some powerful and proven ways that athlete can become mentally tough. Here we go:

Orange Theory

I had a blast at Orange Theory last Friday! Trainers must also prioritize their own health and sometimes even we need some external accountability! I have failed in this department and I believe I have identified an error in my priorities. OLD1-    Faith (spiritual- where does my value come from)2-    Family (physical- what are the needs of my family)3-    Work (financial- what are our financial requirements)

3 Tips for Crushing Your Goals in the Gym

We’ve all been there—we start out with a badass goal for the gym, but after a couple days, a couple weeks, a couple months, we fall flat on our face. Eventually, after we have licked our wounds for long enough and summoned up the courage to give it another we go we reformulate a plan, and give it another go.Only, as we have learned from previous experience, history tends to repeat itself.

5 Ways You Can Stay Motivated to Hit the Gym This Year

Getting the motivation to workout can be tough for most people. (Who am I kidding—everyone struggles with it in some measure.) We are programmed for the path of least resistance, and that path generally includes comfortable pants, a cold beer, and a pizza that is just above room temperature.Here are five powerful ways that you can unleash some heavy-duty workout motivation on yourself in order to get to the gym and beat on it like it owes you money:

Moving free and living well

Everyone who knows me knows that my daughter danced in a piece at our church this past weekend. Because, well, I can't stop talking about it. It was a modern piece, set to a song called "Out of Hiding," by Steffany Gretzinger. My daughter played a girl hiding from God, and God, played by another dancer, brought her out of hiding and drew her to Himself as the other dancers leapt and circled around them.

Stay motivated--get friends involved in your fitness!

One of the best ways to get yourself motivated to exercise is to do it on a regular basis with friends.  Not only does it make working out more enjoyable, but it also adds an element of commitment that's easier to keep when you know someone is expecting you to show up. Group exercise can be a great thing.  It can even bring a community together to make it healthier.  For example, one of my clients is a physician, and he is involved in a weekly event called "Walk with a Doc".

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