I hate to be the bearer of bad news but studies show that less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after 30 days and only 8% of people will actually accomplish them by year end.
But you do not have to be a statistic, you have me and my no bullshit advice.
I believe that the majority of people fail to achieve their new years resolutions because although they enter them with the best intentions they leave out 3 key components to successful goal setting.
1. Why do you want to accomplish this goal?
2. What consistent actions can you take to help you accomplish your goal?
3. Why Haven’t I Accomplished This Already?
Continue reading “Ditch the Resolutions & Try This Instead”
I spent my entire life up until my early thirties overweight and eventually obese. With that body came quite a bit of body shaming. Mostly by kids in the school yard calling me names like fatty or whale. Being an overweight figure skater was also no walk in the park. I was often compared to other girls and just being so blatantly in the minority was a hard thing for a teen girl to deal with.
However, once I became an adult things changed. No one in university ever critiqued my weight. My family never mentioned it. My friends never said anything. The only real place I felt judged was the mall. The fact I was limited to plus size clothing stores and had a hard time shopping with my thin friends was always a stark reminder that my body was outside the “norm”. Not to mention girls above a size 8 were rarely depicted in media.
Continue reading “Weight Loss, My First Act of Self Love”
We never have enough of it and it goes by too fast.
Time is also the number one reason people give for not working out.
It makes sense, we live in a society that prioritizes being busy, specifically in the pursuit of career goals. Add in family responsibilities, a social life and just the run of the mill things we all have to do to maintain a household. It doesn’t leave much time left to get in a workout.
Continue reading “When it Relates to Fitness, Time is a Construct”
One of the number one questions I get asked is how I motivate myself to workout.
Discipline will take you the distance.
You will never always be motivated. You have to become disciplined.
You have to decide that you are worth choosing to take action over giving into temptation.
Continue reading “How To Get To The Gym When You Would Rather Sit on Your Ass”
Two and half years ago my entire life changed the moment I decided to get a personal trainer and dedicated myself to living a life centred on health and wellness rather than one that provided me with instant and easy gratification.
That is the answer I give people when they ask me how I have lost weight and got into shape.
I changed how I made my decisions.
I changed my mind.
I adapted how I think.
I did more than the obvious.
Continue reading “Motivation Monday: Mindset is Everything”