Small victories are all that are needed to get to big success. I know that this may make sense from the outside but if we dig in it makes ever more sense. I heard a story yesterday about the swimmer Michael Phelps. Phelps when he was training for year would have a very meticulous schedule. He would wake up and have a certain meal for breakfast. He would warm up doing the exact same warmup for the exact same time. Then it was time to get ready to swim and he would listen to an … [Read more...] about Use Small Victories to Fuel Success
They say there's more than one way to skin a cat. The same is true of managing stress. Stress sets off a vicious cycle where each thing that goes wrong causes more stress that makes you more prone to make mistakes so more things go wrong. It can make you feel you are losing control of your life and even your mind. But do not lose hope because there is a way out. In fact, there are many solutions to the problem of stress in our lives. Here are 7 tips to help you find your way out of the … [Read more...] about 7 Tips For Managing Stress
Losing is no walk in the park. You probably already know that it is a difficult process, one that requires willpower, patience, and determination. We all know that we need to , but we all want to see results yesterday. The main question people have when they first set out on a loss journey is 'How long is this going to take?' The answer to that is complicated, to say the least. How Your Metabolism Plays a Part in Results Your metabolism is the key determinant in how fast you see results … [Read more...] about How Fast Should You See Results When Trying To Lose Weight?
We all want to set goals, work through the process, and complete them but seldom do things go smoothly like the ways we would like. Often we get caught up in the process where things don't go according to plan. You underestimate the time it takes learning how to reach your goals and sometimes even get bored in the process and let the goals slide. Here is a great how to reach your goals infographic … [Read more...] about How to Reach Your Goals
You may have already heard that to track your bodyfat percentage is one of the best ways to track your loss body fat progress, as this way you can be certain that you are losing fat and not water or muscle. There are several methods available for you to figure out your bodyfat percentage; some can be done at home, while others require you to spend money and use big equipment. Here are some of the most effective: Best Ways to Track Your Bodyfat Percentage Skin Fold Calipers - You can … [Read more...] about How To Track Your Bodyfat Percentage
The importance of setting goals is an open secret known by top caliber athletes, successful businessmen and businesswomen and all types of achievers in all the different fields. The point of setting goals is that they give you short-term and long-term motivation and focus. They help you set your mind on getting to know what you need to know, developing your skills and planning and organizing your resources and your time so that you can get the best out of your life. Why Do You Need To Set … [Read more...] about Why Do I Need To Set Goals?
Would you like to find your lifes purpose? Learn what it really is that you were put on this earth to do? Would you like to discover the real reason for your existence? It is believed that everyone has a purpose. Many of us do not realize this and some people can live their whole lives and never find your lifes purpose. However, once you have found your life purpose, you will know. You will feel it on a deeper level, and you won't be able to imagine ever doing anything else. Think about … [Read more...] about Finding Your Lifes Purpose
I found out about an iPhone app a while back called Lift. Actually I used it for a while and dropped it but this past week I started using it again and notice that it is now cross platform for iPhones as well as Android devices. Lift is free to get and use and makes a big difference in how I now start and use my day. What is Lift? Lift is a kind of ongoing task app. What you do is add a few things you want to do on a regular basis, creating habits, and as you check in Lift will congratulate … [Read more...] about Lift App for Keeping your Goals
I wanted to write a few posts this week on changing our lifestyles and building a lifestyle priority list. This is critical if we want to make the most of our lives. I know that I am probably not alone in the feeling that a lot of hours and days go by without really working on the things in my life that I feel, but have not acknowledged, are important to my life. What are our top 10 list of things to do? Do you know what your priorities are at all? I know that I have a list that helps and I … [Read more...] about Building a Lifestyle Priority List
This is the end of this set of posts. I have wanted to look at the inner workings of our head and what we can do to really make a difference in our lives and now I think is the final chapter. Accountability to yourself. What is Accountability? Accountability is the answering for our actions. Most of the time in families and at work there are certain expectations that are put on us and we are able to live up to these expectations, usually because they are expected of us. In our personal … [Read more...] about How Important is Accountability in Yourself
Do you know how many calories you burn? Although there are a few reasons we become overweight, the simplest explanation is that we consume more calories than we burn off. Do this for long enough and you'll pile on the pounds, unless you're lucky enough to be one of those people with a super-fast metabolism! If you want to lose weight, then you should definitely know how many calories your body burns on a daily basis. The idea behind dieting and exercise is to create enough of a caloric … [Read more...] about How To Figure Out How Many Calories You Burn Each Day
I have always been bad at procrastinating and really wanted to know how to stop procrastination. I think I have done a great job of doing those things that matter and would like to give you a few tips to help you out as well. If constantly putting tasks off till later is ruining your life, here are five tips to help you to stop procrastination in its tracks once and for all, How to Stop Procrastination 1) Do the unpleasant stuff first. One of the reasons we put off certain tasks is … [Read more...] about How to Stop Procrastination
I have always heard that line "Fake it till you make it" and have thought of it as just kind of a way to short circuit reality and that whole law of attraction kind of stuff. But I have a great example that has changed my mind on this. I play street hockey and as a Canadian I am not a very good hockey player. Lots of kids, sometimes it seem like all kids, in Canada play hockey and so as we get older we keep those skills. I never played hockey as a kid so I don't have those skills to bring … [Read more...] about Fake It Till You Make It
While a lot of people place emphasis on losing weight, you don't see much as much press about waist size. However, the fact of the matter is that having a suitable waist size is even more important than being the right . This is because a big waist circumference is linked to a variety of health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, and other obesity-linked disease. What's more, a study found that people with bigger waist sizes had twice the risk of dying compared to people with smaller … [Read more...] about Why Your Waist Size Is So Important for Your Health
You may have tried various fad diets to try to lose weight, and all of them yielded the same results; you failed miserably. This is probably due to the fact that you went on a diet that you couldn't maintain for the long-term. To lose weight, you need to undertake a lifestyle change, not a temporary diet. It's more effective if you can just adjust your current lifestyle by making it healthier in several key areas. One of the main ways you can start practicing this is by tracking the amount of … [Read more...] about Why Tracking Is Key To Weight Loss Success