Blogs about Motivation

Flexibility; highly admired yet least acquired

Flexibility, if not specifically exercised, is one of the first physical abilities we lose as we age. I've heard so many friends and family laugh off their inflexibility. It's entertaining to watch an inflexible young person (mostly because they have plenty of time to regain and retain flexibility) not so funny for middle agers -- when one wrong move can set you back weeks. This blog was inspired by the young and inflexible but certainly applies to all. 

Self Love!

SELF LOVE, friends! So often we are focused solely on weight loss and the journey seems difficult, overwhelming and can be frustrating. However, if we focus on becoming healthier versions of ourselves, it's a perspective change that can shift our thinking. Tackling one area at a time, meaning instead of making multiple drastic changes, pick one change at a time. Whether it is incorporating exercise a few days a week, monitoring your water intake throughout the day or going to bed earlier at night. All changes matter and are a WIN towards pointing you in the right direction.

UPDATE: "A Knock on the Door, An Ability to Help"

On a day in 2012, a boy knocked on my door and asked, "Do you have work for me?"  I replied "No" but feeling as though work was not the ultimate goal he was after, I brought him back to provide help and the true answer to what he needed slowly came out.He was determined to save his mom and his home.  

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.