Category Archives: Motivation

Motivation is not something your born with. Its something you learn and cultivate. Learn to motivate yourself to eat well, workout regularly so you can keep in the best shape of your life.

The surprising power of self-compassion

The-Surprising-Power-of-Self-Compassion | Weight LossThe following guest post is written by Coaching Psychologist and Change Specialist, Edel Rigas. She's truly a master of her craft. I hope you get as much from her wisdom and insight as I do. 

Shit happens! I have yet to meet anyone who disagrees with this statement – though of course some may not phrase it quite so eloquently! But whatever your turn of phrase, I’m confident we all agree that life is unpredictable and we can find ourselves up to our necks in the stinky stuff, often before we even get a whiff of it coming.

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The Best Time To Workout For Weight Loss

Best time to exercise for weigh lossOver the last week I’ve realised a lot of my friends have never seen “the dramatic chipmunk” video. I’m a little shocked. The dramatic chipmunk is an internet meme that’s been around for quite a few years now. It’s been viewed over 30 million times and never fails to make me laugh for the sheer silliness of it. If somehow you’ve missed out on the pleasure of dramatic chipmunk, you’ll meet him in a couple of minutes. He’s agreed to star in this post.

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Embracing The Beautiful Chaotic Dance Of Life, Change & Your Great Inner Self

Motivation Health and ChangeIn a perfect world, change would be a linear process. You’d start out somewhere you don’t what to be, make a few tweaks, follow through every day and pretty soon you’d soon be a new person and live happily ever after.

But change, as much as we’d love it to be, is not a linear process. And it will never be.

I agree. In some ways, it would be great if we all lived in a nice stable little bubble.

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Are you a dreamer or a goal setting maverick?

New Years Resolutions & Goal Setting It’s January again. It’s that time of year when more than half of us are setting and implementing New Year’s resolutions for 2013.

I’ve set goals for myself. Both personal and professional. And I’m sure you have too.

But despite how motivated you probably feel right now, the stats clearly show that only a tiny minority of New Year goal setters actually succeed.

The rest fail.

So, a very smart question to ask yourself would be:

What do successful goal setters do different that make them succeed?

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How To Get Addicted To Working Out

Workout Resistance How is it that some people manage to work out regularly, week in week out, year after year, and do it with a smile on their face? Are they just superhuman? Nope. Far from it. They have just tapped into something that most people haven’t.

All humans (and this includes you) have one big weakness, and they use this weakness to their advantage. Here it is:

We humans are prone to addiction, but we can all learn to tap this resource
and use its power to fuel our motivation to work out consistently.

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3 Powerful Ways to Motivate Yourself Like A 21st Century Man

The Carrot and Stick Motivation MythLet me get one thing straight. To push against the sub-standard status-quo of food and eating these days you need to be motivated. And when I say motivated I mean REAL motivation.

Anyone can get themselves pumped up for 10 minutes, an hour or a day. But this fluffy sporadic new-age motivation can only get you so far. When it comes to true change that lasts you need the slow-burn sustainable motivation that will get you through all those inevitable days when your “monkey-brain” is screaming for a tub of chocolate ice-cream, a big spoon, a comfortable couch and a series box-set of Lost.

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