Archive for the 'fitness' Category

Does staying discipline have to suck? No, but you'd never know if you'd look at how popular culture treats this important part of active living. This week, using a terrible bread a...

Let's talk about laziness. Have we oversimplified this complex concept? Of course! I'll use examples from nature to make the point that we're still animals wired to see energy expe...

As the saying goes, “Nothing changes if you change nothing.” If you want to finally quit the grueling grind, jump off the struggle bus, and enjoy all the juicy mental and physical ...

True, the financial investment of a contractual agreement with a gym gives some people a spark, but is it a solid solution for you? This week, I ask you to honestly audit your fitn...

How well do you take care of the machine? This week, I dig down with philosophical mental performance coach, Dr. Jason Brooks, about the often neglected necessity of recovery. Not ...

What do chips and chocolate have to do with motivation? Let's take a look at two of the most attractive substances known to mankind to see where your fitness diet might be letting ...

Are being taken for a ride? Let's revisit a problematic pattern we've all experienced at some point on our fitness journey - The Pain Pendulum. Find out what it is, why we need to ...

Time to call B.S. on another toxic artifact of today's fitness culture. In this episode, Kelly jumps on a recent exercise physiology study in a scientific journal called Sport to d...

One secret to having more motivation lies in the moment. In this episode, learn how to tap into it with my favorite focusing exercise called the Yes Drill. Whether you're into lift...

The saying is TRUE... how do you know unless you try? That's what #TryTober is all about; getting out there and finally doing the thing you've pondered for too long. Well, this wee...

So you've built a routine based on attractive "action"; activities that you like, but will this be enough? There's something else we need consider for the long-haul. What is it? Th...

In this special episode, Kelly fields three listener questions about struggling with her motivation to strength train, what Kelly does when he doesn't "feel like" exercising, and t...

You've seen them, those so-called "motivational phrases" that make you feel pretty awful about yourself. Today, I pluck 7 from the heap to reveal part of the troublesome mindset to...

Is your self-talk lacking self-compassion? This week, guests Dr. Shaelyn Strachan of the University of Manitoba and PhD Candidate Laura Meade of Kings College (London) break down t...

29 Compare if you Dare

Franklin Roosevelt said, "Comparison is the thief of joy"... but does that go far enough? This week Kelly breaks down the massive temptation to compare our fitness journeys to othe...

Is a lack of time really holding you back from a more active life? This week, Kelly brings some MUCH needed context to this misunderstood barrier, including what the research is ac...

Even the most active lifestyle starts with a single step. For elite adventure racer James Galipeau, that step was a brave one. That bravery has since dragged him all over the globe...

After a run through his home town, Kelly talks about the power of our fitness past to motivate us in the future. Tune in as he discusses what you can pull from your own history to ...

23 A Digital Kick

In the wake of last week's episode entitled "Poking the Pain", Kelly shares a favorite strategy that can provide a spark when you're mired in a fitness funk. In other digital news,...

There's a phenomenon few people use when exercising; it's called the Peak-End Rule. In this episode, I'll help you apply it so you can take more control of your motivation to move....

You're probably pretty good at building action plans for your fitness routine... but how are your REaction skills? On the coattails of a powerful quote by Eckhart Tolle, Kelly shar...

Strengthening your fitness motivation might mean making your routine more outdoorsy. This week, on location from the forest, Kelly discusses the biophilia hypothesis and its value ...

So you want a fitness routine you can maintain... but is your mindset hampering your motivation? This week, Dr. Kelly Doell redefines "success" in a way that might be the mental sh...

Working harder at old ways won't solve the commitment puzzle. To foil that pesky dropout pattern, something needs to change. That's where an underdeveloped skill, trying new things...

Every fitness journey starts with a first step. This week, Kelly interviews 3-time Boston qualifier (and run commuter) Jesse Blondin about the story behind her marriage to marathon...

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