The Psychology Of Fitness

Mindsets, Body Types and Everything In Between
The Science of Fat Loss Part 1 ~ Different Types of Body Fat

The Science of Fat Loss Part 1 ~ Different Types of Body Fat

Every month I hold a Lunch and Learn for the employees at the Liz Claiborne Corporate headquarters in New Jersey.

This month’s topic was about Stubborn Fat Loss.  Usually with these presentations, I distribute the powerpoint slides to everyone on my mailing list, but as I was giving the presentation, I realized I should’ve really named the presentation The Science or Physiology of Fat Loss.

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Switch Up Your Workouts: Sample Ladder Routine

Switch Up Your Workouts: Sample Ladder Routine

Unless you’re an athlete or are training for a very specific purpose, more than likely you’re training for one of three things:
1 – To Lose Weight
2 – To put on muscle
3 – To be healthy

Most people like to train for all three simultaneously and although possible, is not necessarily the most effective strategy.  With that said, there are some people that have only one way… Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions #10 ~ Make it a Journey

Top 10 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions #10 ~ Make it a Journey

Know The Journey Won’t be Easy

This may not be the most uplifting thing to end on, but by acknowledging that you will make mistakes,
that you will falter on your diet, that you are not perfect and that you will give into temptation, you give
yourself a priceless quality – self-compassion and the ability to forgive yourself.

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Top 10 Ways to Keep Your Resolutions in 2012 #9 – Get Feedback

Top 10 Ways to Keep Your Resolutions in 2012 #9 – Get Feedback

If you did the work from step 6 (never stop improving), you realize that in the end, you may have a
specific goal, but it really should never be over.

These habits are lifestyle changes, not destinations or specific actions to do once and be forgotten.

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Top 10 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions #8 – Control Your Environment

Top 10 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions #8 – Control Your Environment

Change Your Environment, Change Your Habits

Most people underestimate how large of an impact our environments can have on cueing us to fall back
into specific habits.

In one of the most “interesting” studies done in psychology, Brian Wasnick had participants watch a
movie and gave all of them popcorn. What was so interesting about this study is that the popcorn was
2-week old stale popcorn. For those people… Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions #7 – Increase Your Self-Control

Top 10 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions #7 – Increase Your Self-Control

Prepare Beforehand

Often times, the biggest obstacles to achieving our goals are not acting on the moments we do have to
act on them.  One of the most successful ways to help increase your odds of sticking to a new routine
(whether that be workout habits, new eating habits, etc.) is to stay a step ahead by some simple “If-
Then” planning.

Before we delve into if-then planning, let’s… Continue reading

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