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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.

How to Escape The Debilitating Mind Jail

How to Escape The Debilitating Mind Jail

Learn to look at things as a great opportunity rather than a pressure situation where you can make a mistake. – Jarmo Kekalainen (GM of Columbus Blue Jackets) When you are facing a tough situation (or just any situation) and don’t believe that you can do it, you are blocking the road ahead. Or at least making the road a lot harder to travel than it has to be. Mindset that we hold plays a huge, and often ignored part in being…

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Do You Want It? Or Do You Need It?

Do You Want It? Or Do You Need It?

How many times in the past have you gotten excited about starting a new exercise routine, diet plan, planned a daily time for mediation or set in motion some other mind-bending and body-transforming activity? And how many times have you stopped before things even properly took off?

Reasons and Fixes for Low Motivation

Reasons and Fixes for Low Motivation

If the times of of low-motivation are frequent in your life it might be worth digging deeper and discovering why your motivation keeps fading. Different people will have different reasons for it. I’ve listed few major issue below. This list, by no means, is comprehensive but they are the most common issues I’ve come across with clients (or myself for that matter).

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