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Take another look

Take another look

What is your motivation for training? Wait. Before you answer, let us entertain a thought. Often, our initial answer is more for the person asking than it is for ourselves. With the exception of psychopaths and people who don’t like pineapple on their pizza, we’re wired to connect with the person asking the question. And one of the quickest ways to connect is by loading up our mouth revolver with a pleasing bullet before firing it in the appropriate direction….

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Rusty cage

Rusty cage

Whatever you believe, it’s true. “I don’t have the motivation to exercise.” “I am addicted to sugar.” “I fail to understand the geopolitical situation in the sub-Saharan Africa.” Old and ingrained beliefs hold you back. The way you see yourself and the way you see the world are what built the cage you’re in. Often, it’s only your beliefs that keep you from bending the bars and walking out. And you’re unlikely to change your behaviour until you change what…

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Moving past motivation

Moving past motivation

We give motivation (or more like, the lack of it) way too much control and credit for our (in)actions. Blaming the lack of motivation is a fruitless pursuit. So is waiting for the motivation to strike before taking action. After a certain point, seeking for the holy grail of motivation becomes a waste of time. Like excessive planning without doing the actual work, the focus on the ups and downs of motivation keeps us from making progress. And there will…

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Spandex Not Compulsory – What is it about?

Spandex Not Compulsory – What is it about?

  Here’s the lowdown on Spandex Not Compulsory. (If you are new here, here’s a quick recap: book in progress, out soon). Who is it for? Who is it NOT for? Should you buy it? Does it come with elf stickers?  First, let me tell you who it is not for. It is not for those who adore spandex, fake-tan, counting calories and have the time to train more than Arnold did in the 70’s. Now that that’s out of…

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The Future You Wants You to Stop Skipping Workouts. Mmmkay…

The Future You Wants You to Stop Skipping Workouts. Mmmkay…

I picked up a great advice from the recent episode of Bettercast with Steven Ledbetter and Julie Dirksen where they dwelled into the skills of teaching. Ask this simple question when you are about to skip a workout, about to walk through the golden arches for dinner, or when reaching for the third piece of double chocolate brownie. Especially if those things seem to be something that you are doing with a too much of a frequency. Use the future…

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The Fitness Excitement Rollercoaster & How To Deal with It-ish

The Fitness Excitement Rollercoaster & How To Deal with It-ish

  If you are just starting with your health and exercise routine, this post will give a peek a into the future and what to expect. And if you are a more experience trainee… well, this might act as nice reminder. So you’ll remember not to forget. When down the track you feel disheartened remember that 99% of folks who start a fitness routine go through these same steps. It’s almost as common as the urge to fart after drinking milk….

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You Will Exhaust Your Motivation Soon

You Will Exhaust Your Motivation Soon

Did you make a new year’s resolution to improve your health in 2017? Maybe you started a new training routine or decided to eat less chicken nuggets? There’s a great chance that you are about to have a dip in motivation. And you want to be ready for it when it hits.

The Hard Fact About Motivation

The Hard Fact About Motivation

We are what we repeatedly do. – Aristotle Motivation increases as we make promises to ourselves and keep them. The size of the promise doesn’t matter. By doing what you said you’d do you’ll empower yourself for future success. You’ll increase the awareness of self-control and licence yourself to accept more responsibility of your life. When you hold on to your promise you will build integrity and become the person who does what you said you would do. As much…

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What Is The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy That You Keep Telling Yourself?

What Is The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy That You Keep Telling Yourself?

“I hate exercise.” “I am a terrible cook.” “I am not a morning person.” “I am a highly-gifted procrastinator.” “My feet pronate. Therefore I suck at life.” Any of those sound familiar? Maybe not, maybe your’s is something different. But guaranteed that most of us have some form of self-fulling prophecy that we keep telling to ourselves. And it’s a cop-out that keeps you from changing the status quo.