The Psychology Of Fitness

Mindsets, Body Types and Everything In Between
Insulin, Glucose and Fat: An Analogy

Insulin, Glucose and Fat: An Analogy

“Carbs Are Evil!”

“If you don’t eat carbs, you won’t get fat!”

“All I did was avoid carbs and I lost weight.”

You may have heard one or all of these statements.  The bottom line is that when it comes to carbs, it’s a bit more complicated than these simple statements.  For the sake of simplicity though, I’ll list four rules that are true no matter who… Continue reading

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OpenMindedness and Acceptance of Your Body, Part 2

OpenMindedness and Acceptance of Your Body, Part 2

Yesterday’s post discussed being Open-minded and ended with the question of:
What are the root causes of body dissatisfaction?

Today’s post will attempt to scratch the surface of this topic while providing some proven methods for liking yourself just a little bit more.  If you haven’t done so already, please take the 5-minute quiz found on this page: … Continue reading

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Tues Psych Post ~ Open-Mindedness and Acceptance of Your Body, Part 1

Tues Psych Post ~ Open-Mindedness and Acceptance of Your Body, Part 1

Over the past couple of weeks, there have been a number of blogs that have made me think a bit deeper about body acceptance. HeyJoob.com had a post a couple of weeks ago that talked about “Fat Acceptance” or the more PC “Healthy at Any Weight” initiative.  I guess this has a positive connotation to it – that you should accept yourself at any weight… Continue reading

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Monday Workout ~ Do Anywhere Fitness

Monday Workout ~ Do Anywhere Fitness

With Summer winding down everyone seems to be taking a vacation.  As such, the question comes to, what can you do when you’re traveling and don’t want to go to the hotel gyms (if you have access to a gym)?

Vacations are meant to be enjoyed and should be somewhat relaxing.  What this means is you should simply be more active – walk more, go swimming, don’t spend more… Continue reading

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Quick Tip #25 ~ Be “Perfect”

One of my favorite movie lines is about “Being Perfect”  from the Friday Night Lights movie.

The quote is:
“To me, being perfect is not about that scoreboard out there.  It’s not about winning.  It’s about you and your relationship to yourself and your family and your friends.  Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know that you didn’t let them down… Continue reading

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Growth vs. Fixed Mindset with Exercise

Growth vs. Fixed Mindset with Exercise

If someone were to ask you your opinion on what makes or breaks a person’s success, there might be tens of hundreds of answers you might give.  The reasons you give could range from having a good genes to their dogged persisted in the face of adversity.  You could say they were action-oriented or they were in the right place at the right time.  Others might respond by citing a good education, good teachers or that they were born… Continue reading

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Oldie But Goodie ~ Six 20-Minute Kick Ass Workouts

Oldie But Goodie ~ Six 20-Minute Kick Ass Workouts

This post is for those that say you “don’t have enough time” to get to the gym in order to see results.  The workouts in this article are lactic acid producing, hard-hitting, challenging and “short” workouts.  No way is this a definitive list of the workouts you can do in 20 minutes or less and they’re really geared towards those looking to lose fat or to just maintain general fitness… Continue reading

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Quick Tip #24 ~ Life’s a Game of Inches

Quick Tip #24 ~ Life’s a Game of Inches

Yesterday’s post was about the small decisions that we need to make day in and day out that make the difference between achieving our goals and failing to achieve them.

This video, quite possibly one of my favorite “Football speeches,” discusses how those small “inches” add up and make the difference between success and failure towards any goal.
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Tuesday Psych Post ~ The Problem with SMART Goals

Tuesday Psych Post ~ The Problem with SMART Goals

If you’ve ever studied goal-making or achievement then you might be familiar with the S.M.A.R.T. goal format.  This format is said to be the “gold-standard” when it comes to making goal.  In this post, I will tell you why SMART goals are smart and where many people mis-use them. 

First let’s go over what S.M.A.R.T stands for:
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