Category: Mindset and Motivation

Warning: This Routine Leads To World Domination

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an Act, but a Habit.” You may have a negative association with the word “routine” because it sounds repetitive, boring, and dull. I’m not here to argue that point with you… I like variety as much as the next person, and I can’t imagine living…
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What Changes Can I Expect When I Start Lifting Weights?

If you’re a cardio junkie, stepping into the weight room for the first time can be intimidating. But don’t let that hold you back! Weightlifting is the best way to rapidly change your body – better than cardio, or group exercise, or yoga. But just because you pick up a pair of dumbbells, don’t expect…
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The 5 Keys To Getting And Staying Fit For Life

There are a couple times every year when we say to ourselves, “Man, I really need to get back into the gym and get in shape.” New Years resolution season in the wake of holiday indulgences, the start of spring and tank top weather, or right around Memorial Day, when the neighborhood pool opens and…
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Should You Exercise On Vacation?

We’re creatures of habit, but traveling upsets our routine. With that in mind, you absolutely should try to maintain your healthy habits while you’re on the road. Things like your morning routine and how you eat don’t need to change much on vacation. If you wake up and stretch first thing at home, do the…
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What’s A Rest Day? Workout Recovery For Active Athletes

  Most people don’t have a problem with “off” days. Oh, I don’t have to workout? Cool. Netflix! But some of us are wired to GO all the time, gladly training six to seven days per week. Some call this crazy, while those who participate in constant activity couldn’t imagine taking a day off. Admittedly,…
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Avoiding Gym Boredom

  You know that lady who’s on the elliptical every time you hit the gym, slogging through an hour cardio workout every single day? Her eyes glaze over as she stares at the TV mounted on the wall ten feet ahead of her, looking bored as all get-out, and you wonder, how the heck does…
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Dealing With Roadblocks On Your Fitness Journey

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”   I recently polled fans on the KPxFitness Facebook page about their biggest fitness questions. James wanted to learn about getting through mental blocks when starting a fitness routine and dealing with failure along the way. Thanks for your question, James! I hope you…
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The Weekend Survival Guide

Wooh! It’s Friday! You worked hard all week at the office, crushed it in the gym, and suffered through the salad buffet. Time to enjoy the weekend, right?   I’ve seen this mentality with many of my coaching clients before, and I’ve fallen prey to it myself. The problem is, being “good” all week can…
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How Making The Bed Changed My Life

This may seem like a bold claim, but allow me to show you how one simple task – making my bed – helped me to become more productive, and ultimately, happier with my life. I used to wake up and automatically hit snooze. It was a terrible habit. I had to set several back up alarms…
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Take Charge Of Your Fitness!

If you want to improve your health and fitness, be proactive, not reactive.   To accomplish anything in life, you need a plan. Imagine taking a road trip to Vegas. You wouldn’t just start driving in that general direction, would you? No. You’d look up the route on your GPS. Likewise, if you want to…
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