Motivation

7 energizing tactics when you're dog tired

Most days I don’t really mind aging, despite all my complaining about my knee. Besides, until someone creates an actual time machine that can send me back to the 70s, it’s not as if I have a choice.      The only time it truly bothers me is when it takes me five minutes to…

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How to turn your daily routine into a firm-up plan

I usually save workout posts for Thursday, but I felt this topic combines motivation with a bit of fitness thrown in, so it still qualifies for a Monday Motivation.     Besides, with the holidays around the corner it’s a good idea to think proactively so January 1 doesn’t blindside you… “What?? I just finished scooping…

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 7 fitness & weight loss hacks no one tells you

I am a huge fan of scary movies — not gratuitously violent films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – but more of the Jurassic Park, Cloverfield and, more recently, the Lights Out, variety (if you haven’t seen it, and can afford to skip a night of sleep, it’s a “must see”).    It makes no…

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4 Mindset shifts that boost motivation

I got a shot in my knee last week as part of my ongoing battle with osteoarthritis pain. First, let me say upfront I am not someone who seeks out pain, which is why I don’t rollerblade, walk on hot coals, or wrestle alligators for a living. But needles don’t usually frighten me. Lately, though,…

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How to get a headstart on weight loss in 2017

Today represents the scariest day of the year, and it has nothing to do with Halloween. Sure, you’re 10x more likely to be attacked by a zombie, scared by a ghost or bitten by a werewolf.    But those incidences pale in comparison to the fright you’ll get on November 1 when you step on…

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#1 Tip for getting motivated (hint: you can do it NOW)

Some days I feel like an imposter. I write about motivation but am often the least motivated person on the planet. In fact, I have mastered the art of procrastination with the skill of Usain Bolt training for the Olympics.    Apparently, I need an impending, imminent deadline for anything to get done. But in my…

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A belly fat blasting tactic no one talks about (that really works!)

I consider myself an optimistic, level-headed person. (Okay, maybe there’s some debate on the latter. Still.) But sometimes my body decides to show me who’s boss. Such is the case with anxiety. It’s no secret I struggled with anxiety for most of my life, starting in my late teens. I’ve talked about it in past…

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5 Ways to cope with frustrating fitness situations

I flew in from the west coast last week to visit my parents in upstate New York for a few days. As much as I enjoy myself, let me say upfront that I am definitely NOT a traveler. Thing is, I enjoy seeing the sights, visiting and going new places and usually enjoy myself once…

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6 Tips for buying workout equipment you'll actually use

Working out in the convenience of your own home has its pros and cons.  In theory, it sounds like a great plan: Step 1: BUY equipment Step 2: USE equipment Step 3: GET IN SHAPE in the convenience of your own home, all without paying a gym fee, fighting for a parking spot or wiping someone else’s sweat off…

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