mental conditioning

What Motivates You?

When it comes to getting in great shape, I’ve always maintained that one’s attitude and mindset is at least as important as the “how-to’s”, such as nutrition and exercise. To reach any goal you need to be committed to achieving it. It all comes down to DEEP COMMITMENT. So what does it mean to be committed? To me it means you are obsessed with successfully reaching your goal.

You have to be strongly motivated, but this motivation needs to come from within. This is more like “inspiration” rather than “motivation“. I can try to motivate the Hell outta you, but until you are intrinsically motivated and deeply committed your results will likely be short-lived.

I want to share a story with you that I believe provides a good example of what I’m talking about here. It’s a true story about two frogs I knew named Jack and Jill.   😉

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Top 10 Fitness Trends for 2013

Having been involved in the fitness industry for over 20 years it has been interesting to see the different trends and fads come and go. Some new fitness trends seem to evolve based on more current research, whereas others tend to become popular simply because a celebrity decided to endorse it.

Based on the developments I’ve seen in the industry over the last few months, the following are what I predict to be Top 10 Fitness Trends for 2013. Now, not all of these trends are necessarily new, but I do see them starting or continuing to trend this year.

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Train your brain for faster fat loss results

We live in an age where almost everyone has access to more health and fitness information than ever before, yet more than half of our population in North America is overweight.  Information is important, but there is something else that needs to be addressed: the mental aspect.

If all it took was “How-To’s” we’d all be fit, rich and happy.

Before you’ll see any lasting transformation in your body, there has to be a transformation of your mindset and your habits.

The brain is like a powerful super-computer; it has an amazing ability to find solutions to challenges and discover ways to reach your goals.  However, your brain makes a much better servant than master… if left unguided its primary focus will be to keep you safe, avoid risk, and basically resist “progress” by keeping you in your comfort zone.

Therefore you need to give your mind clear and focused direction regarding what you want to accomplish and your brain will almost miraculously find a way to accomplish your goals.

Based on everything I’ve studied, learned and experienced, there are FOUR primary factors to consider related to programming your mind for success; these include:

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