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30 Days of Motivation: Make Time, Not Excuses

We waste a lot of time making excuses, when we could be making progress instead. This year, quit wasting time trying to justify why you can’t workout, why you can’t eat right, why you can’t lose weight, or why it might be hard to reach your goals – because, honestly, there is someone busier, poorer, …

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Monday Motivation: No Regrets

If you want to reach your goals, you have to change your thinking. What do I mean? I mean, instead of doing what you want to do now, think ahead of where you are going and work backwards. You can’t always make decisions based on what is right in front of you. You have to …

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Tuff Talk: Less Excuses, More Execution

Yesterday, I posted this statement on facebook and twitter. It got such a good response, I decided to make it one of my mantra pics – and then I got to thinking about all the excuses we make. We come up with many lame reasons why we can’t workout but, in the end, we are …

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No Fitness Mantra Will Workout For You

We all love motivational quotes. We love how they make us feel, and we like how it makes us think. HOWEVER, we can’t rely on feeling motivated to get us to the gym. Motivation will not suddenly show up and magically create a super natural energy in us that makes us run like a deer …

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Fit Tip: Fear of Failure is Fuel for Success

We all are motivated by something. Our kids, our looks, our health, or improving at a sport can motivate us to keep showing up day after day. But for some, what motivates us the most is our hatred for failure. No one likes failing, but we fail all the time. The only difference is most …

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Beware of Becoming Obsessed with Perfection

In the world of fitness, it’s easy to compare your speed, skill, stamina, strength, and physique to others. Even if you are 50lbs lighter than you were, you’ll still manage to find more things to complain about, and more things to fix, despite your victory. It’s like buying, what my family calls, a “fixerupper” – …

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pFIT Tip: The Secret Driving Force

  Sometimes our decisions aren’t based on what we like, but what we dislike. I honestly can say I don’t love working out all the time, but my dislike for feeling unhealthy and flabby outweighs my dislike for exercise. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the feeling exercise gives me and am always happy I …

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4 Ways to Boost Your Training – and Results!

The days of low-impact aerobics and working out in the so-called “Fat Burning Zone” are over. (check out “The Fat Burning Zone Lies“) People have gotten smart, realizing the harder you work the better you look. High intensity training burns more calories – and the more calories you burn, the more fat you burn and …

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Action Trumps Motivation

Your body does only what you tell it to do. It doesn’t care if you don’t feel like working out. Your muscles will still work, and fat will still be burned. You don’t have to always like it or look good doing it. Your body will still make serious changes despite your attitude or appearance. …

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Are You Climbing the Fitness Ladder?

If you have a fitness goal, then there are steps you have to take, much like a career, to get you there. Here are a few things to think about. 1. Have you lost focus? 2. Are you so honed in on the “job” you have forgotten the reward? 3. Are you just punching the …

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