How Perfectionism Makes You Wait For What You Want

The most valuable and difficult thing I have ever learned is that perfection is a myth. That lesson may sound obvious, because everyone knows perfection isn’t realistic. But I don’t think it’s quite that obvious anymore. We’re deluged with perfect-looking people, food, workouts, and whatever you care to name. Sophisticated photo editing is within anyone’s reach. Not only that, but social media posts, which supposedly show real life, are actually just the good stuff. Rarely do we see someone who isn’t at {Read More…}

2 Essential Techniques For Getting Back To Your Workouts

For most people, it’s not if you’ll fall off your workouts, it’s when. Believe it or not, it’s not an indictment on your character – it just is. But getting back to your workouts needs attention, just like anything else you want to happen in your life. We tend to think of our workouts as a luxury or “add-on” in our lives. So they’re the first things to go when life gets busy. That’s a reason for falling off, but what’s the solution? {Read More…}

Starting Over After A Training Layoff: One Year Later

I just realized that it’s been one year since I returned to training after my surgeries.  Wow. Returning to strength training wasn’t a seamless sort of thing. No “Bam, it’s time to lift heavy again.” After four months without heavy lifting, it took weeks just to feel comfortable in the gym again. Then I had to regain enough flexibility and neuromuscular control to lift heavier – much longer than I thought, actually. Coming back was a slow process. My upper body changed fundamentally after having my bilateral prophylactic mastectomy with {Read More…}

Sorry I’m Not Sorry If You Hate Goals

Lately, it seems all the rage to diss fitness goals, of all things. “Don’t set goals – you’ll feel like a failure when you don’t reach them!” “Don’t set goals – they’ll kill your motivation!” One article even argued that long-term goals cause you to “define your limitations.” So, for example, if you set a goal to run a sub-3:30 marathon and end up doing better, you’ve “sold yourself short.” If you do worse than that, you’re disappointed. Bam? In a Periscope broadcast I happened upon, a well-known coach explained {Read More…}

Motivation Minute Ep 11: Releasing Perfectionism and Fear

Welcome! Need a mentor to rock better results with weights and clean eating? If you want even more motivational, lifting, and clean eating resources, plus my muscle-sculpting ebook, sign up for email updates.  Thanks for stopping by! In this week’s video Motivation Minute: One the main reasons we don’t start – or we quit – is because of perfectionism. But perfectionism is just a mask for fear. See how to change your perception and rise to the potential you know you have. {Read More…}

Motivation Minute Ep 10: 2 Ways to Reach Your Full Strength Training Potential

Welcome! Need a mentor to rock better results with weights and clean eating? Stay updated on blog posts and get a copy of my free muscle-sculpting e-book by subscribing. Thanks for stopping by! In this week’s video Motivation Minute: If I could share only TWO WAYS of increasing your strength training potential – and thus your beautiful RESULTS – it would be these. And trust me, they must be pretty important if they’re my top two. Also, check out the links below for more articles on {Read More…}