Archive for the 'motivation' Category

Times are tough, but being agile in the face of adversity can be a valuable skill. This week, let's think optimistically about an opportunity the shutdowns have provided, one that ...

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...

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 ...

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...

Meditation is going mainstream for a reason; it's effects are so powerful. But can it fit in your fitness routine? This week's guest, Jewelia Orlick of Jewelia Orlick Meditation, d...

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...

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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...

We won't always feel like exercising, but what can we learn from our lack of motivation? This week, Kelly gives 5 reasons (not excuses!) why most people don't feel like moving and ...

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 ...

Fitness is FULL of numbers. But are they helping or harming your motivation? In this episode, Dr. Kelly Doell discusses the pitfalls of today's measurement culture, including when ...

Time to call BS on yet another cultural trend. Today's "no excuse" culture won't help you in the long run. In this episode, Dr. Kelly Doell deconstructs toxic "no excuse" messaging...

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...

The Exercise is Medicine movement may be accurate... but is it complete? This week I fill in the gaps about what prescriptive fitness is lacking to be an effective approach in the ...

Self-compassion, self-forgiveness, self-acceptance... these ideas are all the rage. On this week's episode, Dr. Kelly Doell puts a twist on one that will make you much more prepare...

Every wonder about the legacy of a rigorous high performance culture on an elite athlete? Describing her journey as "fit to fat to fit", former Canadian World Cup medalist turned p...

Feeling like a slacker? This week, Dr. Kelly Doell somehow uses a lasagna metaphor to breakdown how our beliefs about discipline may be hurting the sustainability of our fitness ro...

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