How to drop the ‘should’ in exercise

If we know we should exercise, why do we struggle with it? The answer is complex, but as I said in my last blog series there is one word in that statement that changes everything. ‘Should’ makes exercise an externally-imposed activity with future results. Why does...

How goal setting can drain exercise motivation

Have you ever wondered why movies like Rocky, Karate Kid, A league of Their Own and Field of Dreams are timelessly popular? Why sporting events draw huge crowds and TV ratings?   We do love a good story about pushing the mind and body to it’s limit, overcoming...

The main drain on motivation, part 2

Last blog, we highlighted how draining it is on motivation to dive into an exercise program, only to be sharply reminded of how far we have to go. The body reminds us quickly that, just like everything else in nature, it needs time to grow and get stronger.  When we...