Motivation

Everywhere you look, people are talking about getting healthier by exercising, eating right and making changes in their lives. Building a healthy body is important to a happy life. But what you don’t always hear people talk about is exercising their emotions. Emotions play a part in every aspect of our lives. In essence, our emotions guide our actions, reactions,…
Motivation
September 23.2020
To get what you want- at work, in the gym, in your life- it’s crucial to have confidence.   Confidence is on par with competence when it comes to achievement. When you feel good about yourself, you are willing to take risks and better able to rebound from setbacks. You also think more creatively and push yourself harder. Genetics account…
Motivation
July 14.2020
A whooping 80% of people say they have recently experienced physical and emotional symptoms of stress, like headache or feeling overwhelmed or depressed, the American Psychological Association reports. And no wonder, more than ever before we are being bombarded by negative messages on the news, on our social media feeds, even in conversations with friends. This onslaught of negativity creates a…
Motivation
July 07.2020
Just like energy and attention, motivation is not an unlimited resource. It comes and goes. The biggest mistake is allowing our feelings to drive our behaviors when what we need is to let our behavior drive our feelings. If you wait until you feel like working out, that urge may never come. Exercising regularly shouldn’t be elective- it should be…
Motivation
June 13.2020
The effects of exercise are so powerful, in fact, that some research indicates it could regulate mood as successfully as antidepressants. A 20 min bike ride raises levels of glutamate and GABA, two neurotransmitters that help the brain bounce back from negative emotions, a recent study at the UC Davis Medical Center found.  Doing your routine outdoors may be even…
Motivation
June 13.2020
Pushing boundaries, exploring new areas, and moving forward keep us happy. And while there’s a place for end goals, research shows that the thrill of starting something new and loving the process provides the most fulfillment and is the key to staying motivated long term.  Think small. Focus on everyday behaviors instead of long term achievements. This will give you…
Motivation
April 23.2020
Going after big, new goals may be desirable but is also daunting. Your solve: micro- goals. Setting super small, stupidly achievable objectives is the key to rocking your resolutions!  Over time, mini goals become habits that are rewarding and wired into our brains.  🥱😴😴For example, if you want to be asleep by 10 pm every night, try getting up at…
Motivation
April 03.2020
How do I build my endurance? I always feel like I am dying in a workout class. A: practice makes perfect. Feeling like you are struggling is all part of building stamina. Your body needs time to acclimate. When you get that burning sensation in your lungs, your heart is working harder to give your body oxygen. The body is…
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April 03.2020