Mindset

5 Things Keeping You From Reaching Your Goals – Fitness Article

5 Things Keeping You From Reaching Your Goals Having goals is a funny thing. Goals guide us to where we want to be, and they can provide us with some structure when we’re dreaming big! We all like to talk about the things we want to achieve and envision what our lives will be like when we get there. But reaching our goals is pretty darn hard. If it was so easy, people wouldn’t be struggling so much with losing…

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15 Journaling Prompts to Help You Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude – Fitness Article

15 Journaling Prompts to Help You Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude I recently asked my social media communities what they were most looking forward to in November, and a lot of people told me they were really excited about Thanksgiving and an entire month focused on gratitude. I love this, and while I think it’s important to practice and focus on gratitude year round, it never hurts to use Thanksgiving around the corner as a little reminder to give our…

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Coaching Cheat Sheet: How to Handle Unrealistic Expectations – Workout Fitness Article

If you’re a health, fitness, or nutrition professional, I bet at least one of these scenarios will sound familiar to you. (Maybe both). Scenario A: A new client walks in and tells you exactly what she wants to “transform” into. The bad news is that she’s showing you a picture on her phone of a celebrity who doesn’t remotely look like her (and you know how much work this celebrity had to put in to get these results). Then this…

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Goals, self sabotage and embracing the process – Fitness Article

The gym is always packed at the beginning of January, but come February, the numbers inevitably fall off. Why do we start out with the best of intentions to get into shape, only to scrap the whole plan when something good comes on Netflix? This week, we chatted with Kathleen Trotter (MSc, CSN) about how we self-sabotage our own progress, and how we can harness a growth mindset to reach our goals. “My mission is to inspire as many people as possible…

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Postpartum Fitness & Nutrition Mindset – Fitness Article

Postpartum Fitness & Nutrition Mindset As a personal trainer in the fitness industry, it’s pretty hard to separate myself from thinking about fitness and nutrition since it’s the world I live in. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but over the years as I dug into which foods are more nutritious and learned the benefits of regular physical movement and exercise, I’ve found it’s easy to get sucked down different rabbit holes that can lead to obsessive behavior and/or…

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Why Body Acceptance is Essential for Fat Loss | 3 Tips on How to Apply Acceptance – Fitness Article

Why Body Acceptance is Essential for Fat Loss | 3 Tips on How to Apply Acceptance There’s been a much needed shift in the fitness industry for people living in larger bodies. From my understanding the body positive movement is geared to give people in larger bodies a safe space to feel worthy. The pushback looks like, “we’re promoting obesity,” “research suggests that acceptance encourages obesity,” and the extremest will shout, “if you’re working on a weight loss goal, you’re…

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