Focus On Progress Not Perfection To Lose Weight and Get Fit
Jan28

Focus On Progress Not Perfection To Lose Weight and Get Fit

Do you follow fitness stars on social media? Their perfect, chiseled body images popping up in your news feed to give you just the right amount of motivation to get you into the gym.  Or does it? Striving for perfection usually doesn’t work. Quite frankly, perfection is unattainable and will always leave you falling short and feeling bad about yourself. Instead I like to remind myself of this quote: ‘Strive for progress, not...

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Here’s How Goals Are Met
Jan29

Here’s How Goals Are Met

Do you have unmet goals?  You aren’t alone. In fact, most of us live with unfulfilled aspirations, which is why the self-help industry is booming.  Unfortunately, many widely used self-help techniques fail to deliver results. Case in point: You’ve probably heard of the “Yale Goal Study” where researchers were said to have interviewed the graduating Yale seniors in 1953, asking whether or not the students had written down specific...

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Get Everything You Want in 2017

Here’s to a Happy New Year and to getting everything that you want out of 2017! Today you have a clean slate with a brand new year spread out in front of you, filled with endless possibilities. How will you harness your potential to create the very best you? I recommend using the teachings of Dr. Maxwell Maltz in his legendary book ‘The New Psycho-Cybernetics’. Dr. Maltz created the original science of self improvement and success, so...

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The Power of an Exercise Goal
Sep29

The Power of an Exercise Goal

Do you have a goal for each workout?  To get the most out of your exercise time, make each session goal oriented. Decide how many miles you’ll run, how many reps you’ll do or how much you’ll increase the intensity before your workout begins. Then achieve it. Set clear goals, write them down, and keep a record of your workouts. There’s nothing quite like being able to read exactly where you want to be, where you currently are, and...

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7 Ways to Avoid Falling Off the Healthy Eating Wagon

Whether you’ve been riding the healthy eating wagon for a week or a decade, staying on can be difficult. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can hold on. Keep reading to learn seven ways to protect yourself against the temptation to fall—or even jump off of the healthy eating wagon—on a daily basis. 1. Don’t Starve Yourself Eating is a basic human need. Cut your calories in half over night or slash any specific food group out...

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4 Self Motivating Mind Tricks for Losing Weight
Feb10

4 Self Motivating Mind Tricks for Losing Weight

So you’ve tried to lose weight. Are you struggling with self motivation? Having a hard time getting yourself to your regularly scheduled workouts? Finding more and more reasons to cheat on your healthy diet? Be honest. How’s it working out? You’re not alone and today I’ve got 4 Self Motivating Mind Tricks that you need to lock onto your weight loss goals… A healthy dose of motivation coupled with determination will get you...

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Write Down Your Fitness and Weight Loss Goals

Did you know that writing down your goals is one of the best ways to assure that you will meet them? Make the (healthy) habit to write down your fitness and weight loss goals and to update it periodically with your progress. Remember that the more specific your goals are the more likely you are to meet them. Instead of writing ‘I want to lose some weight’ make your goal more definite like: ‘I want to lose 15 pounds...

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How Your Habits Make You
Apr15

How Your Habits Make You

Do you eat the same thing for lunch, go through the same exercise routine, and fall into bed at the same time each night?  Or maybe you’ve made a habit out of eating whatever looks good, avoiding the gym, and staying up as late as possible. John Dryden famously said, “We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” Confucius said, “Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate...

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