I Can’t Do That!!…..Can’t I???

I Can’t Do That!!…..Can’t I???

Goal Setting, How To, Making Change
When it comes to engaging in activities meant to improve our health and fitness, our relationship with the phrase, “I can’t do that.” becomes significant.  Like many of our favorite swear words, “I can’t” can have many different meanings and implications both positive and negative.  Today I want you to explore 5 ways on how using it can be key towards either making progress on your goals, or keeping you stuck to your couch.   Physical Limitations vs. Self-Limiting Beliefs: The first key distinction lies in the origin of the statement. "I can't" can stem from either genuine physical limitations or self-limiting beliefs. Understanding the source of this phrase is essential to distinguish between when it's a sign of a true limitation or simply a mental barrier we impose on ourselves. …
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Creating Lasting Healthy Habits to Reach Your Goals

Goal Setting, How To, Making Change, Uncategorized
It’s interesting, when I ask people if they’ve chosen any new habits, goals, or resolutions for the New Year, I most often get, “no”.  I wonder if it might be because so many of our intentions didn’t work out from years past?  Were we too focused on ‘All or Nothing’ challenges or perhaps our schedules were too hectic to begin something new to start with? Perhaps you knew where you wanted to go, but just didn’t know where to start?   If you have failed before, or have felt that making a lifestyle change just isn’t ‘worth the hassle’, here are 3 simple strategies you can use to get going and keep moving forward despite life’s insistence on the status quo.   The first one is from a YouTube channel…
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Avoid the Quick Fix Trap

Goal Setting, Making Change
There's a quote I sometimes use now and then that you may have heard from me, “A year from now, you’ll wish you had started today.” I was never really able to find a reliable source for the quote, but I like it a lot.  I feel like it takes so much of the pressure off for establishing changes to our lives.   For example, “Lose 20 lbs of body fat in just 8 WEEKS!”  As opposed to a moderate, controlled caloric deficit that will result in 20 lbs of body fat lost in 4 months.  It will take you twice as long doing it the second way, however, the weekly pressure to lose is much less.  What might you say if I told you it was a plan that…
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Afraid to Move Part 2

From the Land of Iron and Miles, Goal Setting
How do I know which exercise is best?   The other version I hear of this is, “Does (insert exercise program) actually work or is it BS?” This is part 2 of a little series of drawing ideas I had about those county fair type facehole boards you put your head into to take a silly picture.  If you haven't read part 1 go here for the whole explanation.   You might not even know until you try them Essentially, I interpret these sorts of questions as I’m a busy person and I don’t want to waste my time doing something that won’t get me to my goals.  This is usually because my answer to the above question is, “Well, what’s your goal?”  Unless you know what that is, it’s pretty hard…
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Setting Up a New Routine

Exercise Deep Dive, Goal Setting, Making Change
Micro-task your way to a new routine! Incorporating a lifestyle change means that it has to find a place inside your daily life.  There are only so many hours in a day and everything that needs doing already has it’s place.  That can be a major problem when it comes to making a lifestyle change.  Since everything we are already doing has a spot on the schedule, something has to give.     Essentially, your time is already routinized and so what you’re trying to do is steer that ship onto a new heading.  In order to do that and be effective long term it might help to follow a few principles.  Be specific on what you’re goal is.  “I want to start an exercise routine,” is not specific enough.  Instead,…
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