Blogs about Motivation

How to feel like you want to workout

The getter-uppers: -Go for a walk-Put on workout clothes-Put on energetic music or the music you usually workout to-Stand up, and sit down for 1 whole minute-Watch a motivational Youtube video-Take a Cold Shower, or splash your face with cold water-Browse the social media of the people who inspire you - but not for too long-look at progress pictures of others - reddit.com/r/progresspics-Caffeine-Take a 20 minute nap and then get up and move around-Make a committment to go with a friend

Forget About Others

Oh look how much that guy is lifting! Look at that lady attacking that treadmill! Stop, are you at the gym for you or to pay attention to all the people around you? That is a question that only you can answer.

Stop Trying to Get Motivated to Workout and Do This Instead

Whenever I speak to an athlete or gymgoer about their goals in the gym inevitably the topic comes to motivation. If only I was more motivated I wouldn’t have to start over. If only I was more motivated, more often.The problem with depending on motivation to get us into the gym is a deep one. Because we rely on motivation to insure that we go and complete our workout today we are subjecting ourselves to the whims and fickle nature that is motivation.After all, our motivation changes from day to day, sometimes moment to moment.

"Mommy, she fell down!"

At the last moment of a charity warm up, I sent everyone off to run, and the FINAL REACH for my water tipped the balance... 

Health & Fitness Tracking: Bane or Benefit?

Health & fitness has gone high-tech, but do all the cool devices help in the long run?With the advent of wearable tracking devices (think FitBit, AppleWatch), you can receive constant, minute by minute feedback on your heart rate and pulse, the number of steps you’ve taken, your calories burned vs. calories ingested, your blood oxygenation and sugar levels - even how much sleep you get.

A Workout Is Not 4% of your Day

Recently I've been seeing more and more social media posts talking about how a workout is only 4% of your day. That's great! Yet it isn't true.

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: