Archive for the 'psychology' Category

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 ...

Last week, I interviewed November Project co-founder Brogan Graham about the evolution of this fascinating free fitness movement. In the second half of my two part feature on Novem...

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...

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...

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 ...

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....

It's true, you only get ONE crack at your first go, and my first half marathon last weekend did not disappoint. But would I do it again? Join me on this bonus episode where I break...

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...

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 ...

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...

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