Posts Tagged 'Goals'

Perfectionism and the “All-or-Nothing” Attitude

Published on: 2017-11-17 6:33:54 AM | Motivational Letters

Adapted from www.prevention.com: “Break free from an ‘all-or-nothing’ mindset to reap real weight loss success” Many people tend to be perfectionists when it comes to weight loss – they adopt an “all-or-nothing mentality” when embarking on a new food plan or exercise regime.  Being a perfectionist can actually create a lot of animosity towards healthy eating & exercise, because the second we’re not “perfect”, we give up ...

Discipline equals Freedom

Published on: 2017-11-10 8:32:38 AM | Motivational Letters

(Disclaimer; this is not my own title, it is the title of a great book by Jocko Willink) Jocko Willink is a former navy seal and commander, who developed his own consulting business applying life lessons from his dangerous occupation in one of the most difficult units in the American military.  As I listened to one of his podcasts, I wondered if his lessons and teachings could in some way apply to any of us.  We can all learn from anybody; there are always a few nuggets of ...

Eating the Right Amount

Published on: 2017-10-27 9:00:00 AM | Motivational Letters

Learning when you’ve had enough to eat is just a variation of learning to listen to those signals from your stomach when you are trying to differentiate between ‘hungry stomach’ signals, and ‘head hungry’ signals.  Science is now showing a very complicated array of hormones from our stomach and intestines which signal the brain.  As you become full, some of those signals to the brain register after about 15 or 20 minutes and hunger settles. ...

Negative Chatter

Published on: 2017-10-13 7:46:06 AM | Motivational Letters

I was driving to the arboretum to do a short work out, and in truth I had no deep desire to go.  I knew I hadn’t run for a while and my knees would certainly complain miserably for the first 10 minutes.  Then a cascade of thoughts went through my head, ‘I need to get to the bank’, ‘there is paper work to be done at the office’, ‘tonight for sure I’ll do some sort of work out’, ‘maybe just skip today and focus on ...

A morning routine

Published on: 2017-09-29 6:19:59 AM | Motivational Letters

One of my favourite people to listen to is Tim Ferris, who wrote ‘Tool of Titans’.  He is interesting because he has overcome many personal barriers to become physically, psychologically and financially successful; his podcasts are all about interviewing successful people from all walks of life, and he tries to break down characteristics and habits that helped make them successful and how they overcame barriers. One of the more interesting things he asks all of his guests is ...