Getting Back Up: How to Return to Fitness After Periods of Inactivity

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Living with Fitness, Motivation |

Have you ever gone through periods of inactivity? Whether due to injury, pregnancy, relocation, job loss, or simply the struggles of life, you’ve likely gone through a span of time without exercising. For most of you (including me), it is the most difficult to get moving again after stagnant times. For nearly 2 months this winter (due to relocation, financial changes, and the plain ol’ cold) I stopped working out. 2 weeks ago, with...

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The Science of Will Power

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Motivation |

It’s nearly Spring, which means we’re all thinking about Summer and bikini bodies. You may be considering a lifestyle change from Winter nights of comfort foods and red wine. Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal talks to the TED blog about the science behind willpower, how to rethink resolutions, and how to make your goals stick. Q & A What is Willpower? McGonigal: I define willpower as the ability to do what matters...

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Building Your Athletic Body: Mind Over Matter

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014 in Motivation |

Building Your Athletic Body: Mind Over Matter Curated from: The Athletic Build Author: Allison Moyer IF you want to look like an athlete you need to train like one. This is true. However, before you can train like one, you need to begin thinking like one. True strength, the kind of strength that generates life change, always begins between the ears. IF you want to look like an athlete you need to train like one. This is true. However, before...

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The Problem with Beauty Magazines

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Motivation |

Shed Your Weight Problems or The Problem with Beauty Magazines Here at Ultimate Body Press, we are committed to bringing you the best at-home equipment, nutritional facts, recipes, motivation, tips, and tricks to make your life the healthiest and happiest it can be. Sometimes this means ditching sources of information that only reproduce unhealthy images of comparison that serve no good. Created by NEDIC (National Eating Disorder Information...

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zen habits: When You’re Feeling Self-Doubt & a Lack of Motivation

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Motivation |

When You’re Feeling Self-Doubt & a Lack of Motivation Posted: 10 Jan 2014 11:12 AM PST By Leo Babauta This morning I didn’t feel like doing anything. It’s a combination of overtiredness from a few days of hard work, and a lack of sleep last night. I couldn’t motivate myself to do anything important this morning, which is a rare thing for me. And I just felt bad in general. I started to doubt myself, and wonder whether anything I do is...

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zen habits: How Repetition Can Kickstart a Habit

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Motivation |

How Repetition Can Kickstart a Habit Posted: 16 Jan 2014 09:09 AM PST ‘Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.’ ~Napoleon Hill By Leo Babauta I sometime get accused, by readers who have been reading me for awhile, of repetition. I repeat concepts when it comes to habits, simplicity, mindfulness. Well, sure. My most basic principles are repeated often on this blog: start small, change gradually, one...

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