Goal setting, Health and Fitness

Momentum to Move: Igniting Motivation To Exercise

Let’s face it: it’s hard to feel motivated to exercise all the time – even if you’re a professional athlete and you’re getting paid to train. Life is busy, with so many things competing for our time – both important and not so much. Meeting a big deadline at work is important, while watching “just one more” episode of a show on Netflix arguably is not. But what about exercise? Like any form of self-care, we often put exercise at the bottom of the list when things get busy…and even when things aren’t so busy? Continue reading “Momentum to Move: Igniting Motivation To Exercise”

Goal setting

Rethinking Willpower

Willpower_Luke Skywalker vs chocolate

Many people cite a lack of willpower as their most significant barrier to making positive changes in their lives. Oftentimes this becomes an all-or-nothing belief, where willpower is something external to us, that we either have or don’t have. In fact, the opposite is true. Rather, it’s all about balance, and reworking our approach to our goals and expectations. Continue reading “Rethinking Willpower”

Goal setting

New Year – Same Old Resolutions? How To Finally Make Them Stick

New Years Resolutions

Well, it’s that time of year again…What are your New Year’s resolutions? No more yo-yo dieting? No more binge TV? Finally losing that last 10 or 20 pounds? Are these the same goals you set last year, or even the past several years? You’re not alone. According to Forbes Magazine, 92% of people don’t achieve their New Year’s resolutions, and 80% of people fail by the end of February. The good news is, there are ways to beat these statistics. The following strategies are proven to work for any goal, no matter when you set it. Continue reading “New Year – Same Old Resolutions? How To Finally Make Them Stick”

Goal setting

New Year, New Habits? Here’s How to Make Them Stick

Habit Change

We’ve all done it, especially every year in January. We set a goal to make a change, start a new habit, change our ways for good. But a week or so later, that noble goal has gone by the wayside. Why is it so hard to form, and better yet, stick to good habits? How can we have the best intentions to improve our health, our wellbeing, our lives…and yet never seem to make any progress? And most of all, what can we do about it? Continue reading “New Year, New Habits? Here’s How to Make Them Stick”

Goal setting

Why You Should Break Up With Your Gym This January

Breakup goodbye

Everyone wants to get fit for the New Year. But why do so many people end up making this same resolution year after year? Because they keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result. This year, why not use January 1st as an opportunity to “break up” with your gym! Continue reading “Why You Should Break Up With Your Gym This January”

Goal setting, Triathlon

Think you could never complete a triathlon? Think again!

Tri Race Start Pink caps

Over the years, many friends, family and acquaintances have marveled at my ability to compete in 3 to 4 triathlons every year, for the past 15 years. They often say “I could never do that!” I would typically nod and change the subject, but now as a triathlon coach, I ask people, why not? Their answers usually revolve around one of five themes – read on for how I now challenge these common assumptions. Continue reading “Think you could never complete a triathlon? Think again!”