You Have to Want It Badly Enough! (Does that phrase annoy you as much as it does me?) Does This Motivation Work?

“You have to want it badly enough.” Have you heard that phrase before? Or, has your level of motivation ever come in question from your personal trainer, family members, or friends? Have you been offered an incentive such as some branded swag, gift cards, money, etc. to reach your fitness goal? These statements and actions try to address and improve your motivation through external factors or guilt when you’re not hitting your goals. In my experience, guilt does not work. It just doesn’t. I feel that it’s easy to lose the sense of support in a personal trainer/mentor/teacher when they guilt or shame you into performing differently. That’s just poor coaching. And, offering incentives doesn’t work either, long term. In fact, offering incentives can have the opposite effect.

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And the Winner of “The Best (Diet, Exercise, Exercise Routine, etc.)” Goes To…

I don’t know if any of you notice the same things that I do when scrolling through the news feed of my phone, but something that’s really stood out to me lately are headlines that include the word “Best” or some other synonym when referencing what types of exercises we should be doing or what types of foods we should be eating. This is being applied to ANYTHING food/fitness related it seems like. These are the best foods to eat for burning fat….this is the best exercise routine for gaining muscle…..which is best, steady state cardio or interval training…..The list seems to go on and on.

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