Overcoming Common Fitness Barriers and Excuses

As much as obesity and overfat are epidemics within our society, we have become a culture obsessed with fitness, health and aesthetics. The diet and fitness industries are worth billions of dollars. It seems everyone has some fitness or health related goal. Yet, there seems to be a large disconnect…
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Your Perception, Your Reality. Taking Control of Your Own Self-Worth

Two Stories: 1. I was recently having a conversation with a friend about the influence of media on self-image and confidence. We both agreed that with the glorification of certain body types (lifestyles, belief systems, everything) there are populations (particularly youth) who are susceptible to develop body image (and related) issues…
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Enough with Your Excuses

I get to hear a lot of excuses on a fairly regular basis. You probably think your situation is unique, your circumstances different, but in reality, we are all a lot more alike than we think. Your excuse really isn't all that original and neither is the fact that you…
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Shame, Shame, Double Shame

Shame and bullying have been hot discussion topics for awhile now, but it seems that a recent video published by a YouTuber about fat shaming, has stirred the pot once more. Whether you are being shamed for being too fat, too skinny, too nerdy, too dumb, or for your lifestyle…
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What’s Eating You (Find Out Why You Keep Sabotaging Your Diet)

[caption id="attachment_331" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo Credit: Daniela Brown (Flickr)[/caption] It's fair to say that North American's have an eating problem. We are overeating ourselves to obesity, illness and early death. We know all of the fast "food" and processed "food" is wreaking havoc on our health and our waistlines, yet,…
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Effort vs. Reward (How to Avoid Disappointment)

When I graduated university I sat in the audience of my eternally long commencement ceremony, mentally kicking myself. I should have been proud and I was, but I was also frustrated with myself.  I had missed graduating with high honours by two percent. Just TWO percent!! All I could think…
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The Secret to Success

Just do it. Nike really does have it right. I wish I could tell you the magic secret to achieving every goal you have ever, or will ever have, but there isn't one. Certainly, there are plenty of little tricks that might help. Writing down your goals and visualizing them…
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Moving Past Excuses and Getting Results

I have very little patience for excuses. I am empathetic to your (insert personal issue here), but I don't care. Is it sad? Probably. Is it a legitimate struggle? I don’t doubt it for a second. Is it fearful? Hell yes! I don’t doubt that whatever your challenge is, is…
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This Is A Lifestyle - Do It Because You Deserve Your Best

This is a lifestyle. I am at the gym training when others are in bed, dreaming about success. I am drinking water at the restaurant while my friends devour delicious, macro-destroying meals. My body is sore and my mind is fatigued, but I persevere. A sunny day inspires me to…
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There is No Magic Pill (just a Vision, Hard Work and Commitment)

[embed]https://flic.kr/p/7FHJ6G[/embed] We are obsessed with the quick fix. We want the money, the luxury, the perfect body, without any of the work. We want the magic pill that will make our dreams come true. I for one get a little frustrated when I see the bajillionth 6 minute workout, or…
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