Why definitions matter

Day #2 of Fueled by Facts, your 30-day fitness myths cleanse poses this simple question:  How do you define fitness?

Is your fitness level defined by your ability to:

  • take 10,000 steps a day?
  • run a mile in 5 minutes?
  • touch your toes?
  • look a certain way?
  • bench press a certain weight?

That depends on your goal. If you want to win a body-building or a steps competition, or place first in a 5K or a weight-lifting competition, then yes, your fitness would be defined by the competition.

If you want to be healthy and well, here is your Whole-person definition of fitness:

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Click here to sign up for FREE today to discover more about your definition of fitness. You will receive an email each day with a link to a short (less than five minutes) video. Clear away the myths and misconceptions and enjoy the energy and motivation that comes from fact-based fitness.

Enrollment closes on Sunday January 28, 2018. The new session starts February 1.

Brain boost

Day #9 of the online course Fueled by Facts is all about how to maximize your brain training—with exercise!

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Exercise has been shown to increase levels of:

  • Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF)—helps to maintain the life of your brain cells, and grow new ones, which means we can learn better and faster
  • Dopamine—lights up the reward and pleasure centers in the brain
  • Serotonin—helps maintain mood balance
  • Norepinephrine—helps us think clearer and faster

Adding exercise to your brain-training program is like adding fertilizer to plants—you get more out of what you put into it!  These results are unique to exercise because of  the balance dose of brain chemicals released after one well-designed exercise session.

But why don’t we get these great benefits from every workout?  We can override these benefits when exercise works against how the body is designed. Maximize your body’s ability to “administer” these brain-boosting chemicals by doing fact-based fitness.

Sign up today for Fueled by Facts, your 30-day fitness myths cleanse.

Enrollment Closes Today!

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Today is the last day to join the people who are starting their new year with a different kind of cleanse. Fueled by Facts is my FREE online course that clears away the myths about exercise so you can discover the energy and motivation of fact-based fitness. Enrollment for the January 2018 session will closes today!

This course is designed to be doable. It takes little as five minutes a day to complete, with daily email reminders containing a link to the video of the day so you are sure to complete the course.

Plus …

  • resource links for further learning
  • powerful coaching questions to personalize the learning
  • an interactive comments section to share comments and ask questions
  • a 10% discount on Simply Strong*, my online course on how to strength train

The next enrollment date for a new session of Fueled by Facts will be announced at a later time.  Now is your chance! Click here to start your year Fueled by Facts!

*10% off coupon must be redeemed within 30 days of completing Fueled by Facts

Hurry! Enrollment closes January 15, 2018

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Time is running out to join the people who are starting their new year with a different kind of cleanse. Fueled by Facts is my FREE online course that clears away the myths about exercise so you can discover the energy and motivation of fact-based fitness. Enrollment for the January 2018 session will close on January 15!

This course is designed to be doable. It takes little as five minutes a day to complete, with daily email reminders containing a link to the video of the day so you are sure to complete the course.

Plus …

  • resource links for further learning
  • powerful coaching questions to personalize the learning
  • an interactive comments section to share comments and ask questions
  • a 10% discount on Simply Strong*, my online course on how to strength train

The next enrollment date for a new session of Fueled by Facts will be announced at a later time.  Now is your chance! Click here to start your year Fueled by Facts!

*10% off coupon must be redeemed within 30 days of completing Fueled by Facts

Why this year will be different

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Whether you set resolutions or not in the new year, you probably have something in mind you want to improve about your health and well-being. Maybe you want to lose weight, or get fit, or have more energy, or better manage a health concern. It is our natural inclination to be well—we can’t help it. This innate striving to be well has kept us thriving as a species.

Yet, there may also be this little (or very loud) voice inside saying “Oh yeah, but what about all the other times you said you would and you didn’t?” Or maybe it says “You thought you really had it last time but you let it slip away. What makes you think this time will be different?” Those voices are there to keep us well too. They help keep us from making mistakes. So what do we do when we want to be well but don’t want to fail?

We go searching for the answers “out there.” We look to a new program, plan, or person that sounds so motivating, it just might kick us into gear and make us stick with it this time. But if your past has told you that you can’t be trusted with your goals, what will be different this year?

This year will be different because you will put the energy into strengthening your ability to motivate yourself,  your Inner Trainer™. Let’s be clear, this is not just a pep talk or a new fad approach to meeting goals. I am not selling you my story of what worked for me, because that would be another outside motivator.  What I do have  to share is the science of how our body and brain work.  And the research tells us that outside motivators don’t last and inside motivators do!

This time you will base what you do on what really works. You will stop giving away your power to motivate yourself. You will take back your trust in yourself to be true to what is most important to you. Best of all, you will be able to relax when you reach that goal because you will know it is no longer a goal, or a struggle. There will be nothing hanging over your head, no voices telling you you probably won’t stick with it. You will just know you have what you need to enjoy the energy, health, and well-being you have wanted for so long.

Whole-person fitness is about you discovering what works for you, based on the facts and your Inner Trainer™.  It starts with Fueled by Facts, your 30-day fitness* myths cleanse.  Sign up now and begin uncovering how this year, and each year going forward, will be different.

*Fitness: the ability to do activities of daily life with ease with energy left over for emergencies and things you enjoy. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention definition of physical fitness.