How to Find “Your Fit”; learn how to create the motivation needed to connect the dots between wanting to be active and actually being active!
Everyone knows they “should” exercise. The problem is, knowing and doing—especially when it comes to health—are two totally different things. The question is, “How do you produce the motivation needed to connect the dots between wanting to be more active and actually being more active?”
The answer? Tailored productive self-talk, an individualized plan (and an equally individualized back-up plan) based on your unique fitness personality, and an arsenal of motivational tricks and fitness “hacks.”
- how to make “goals not wishes”
- the importance of “trending positive”
- the unproductive nature of “spiralling”
- the difference between “right effort” and “busy effort” in relation to your health
- how to learn from every “fall”
- the difference between healthy striving and an unproductive quest for perfection.
Learn how to make choices today that will create the fitter and healthier version of YOU that you have always known you could be.
You’re never “too busy” to prioritize movement: motivational tricks and scheduling strategies to successfully balance work, family, social, and health obligations.
It is possible to “find your fit” even when life “takes over.” Prioritizing motion is all about finding solutions, not excuses—creating opportunities even when those opportunities seem nowhere to be found.
Everyone knows they “should” exercise. The problem is that life often gets in the way of that knowledge. Knowing and doing—especially when it comes to health—are two totally different things. The question is, “How do you connect the dots between wanting to be more active and actually being more active?”
Kathleen will outline simple strategies one can utilize to help attain a healthier, more balanced, and active lifestyle.
- how to decipher which “fitness personality” you are, and then how to develop a plan suited to your personality
- how to pepper exercise into your daily life—how to become the “time-crunched multi-tasker” fitness personality
- how to set goals that are realistic and sustainable
Aiming to complete an exercise program that is too demanding is counterproductive; intense, unrealistic goals are difficult to achieve—not to mention sustain.
“Best laid plans” are useless without follow through. Typically, what lies between “wanting to be active” and actually “being active” is the right self-talk and motivation incentive. Kathleen will outline the motivational tricks and productive self-talk needed to actually enact your fitness and health plans. These include the “Ten-minute rule,” using an exercise calendar, getting an accountability buddy, and journaling.
Self-Talk: Our Most Important Relationship
When it comes to health, action is not the automatic child of education; having knowledge does not inherently imbue us with the ability or determination to act. Knowing what to do is only half the battle — the easy half. Adopting a healthier lifestyle — rather than just talking about becoming healthier — requires the development of an individualized, flexible — resilient — mindset.
Your mindset is your inner dialogue — your “self-talk.” Self-talk is the relationship you have with yourself — the relationship you have with your “inner roommate.” Self-talk informs our mindset towards life, and thus our choices and actions. Targeted and individualized self-talk facilitates “follow-through.” Ultimately our self-talk is the most important relationship we have in life. Lasting health change can only occur with improved self-talk. Creating a healthier, more productive, more compassionate inner dialogue doesn’t “just happen.” You have to actively create it.
In Self-Talk: Our Most Important Relationship, Kathleen will define self-talk, explain why it is the key to health success, and outline actionable tricks and strategies for creating a healthier, more productive inner dialogue. Strategies include identifying your unique flavour of self-sabotage, fostering mindfulness, finding the hack that works for you, making choices as if for a loved one, and creating ready-to-go mantras (internal hashtags) such as #IamWorthyOfSelfCare, #TheWorseYourMoodTheMoreImportantTheWorkout, #PerfectionIsTheOppositeOfDONE and #blahblahblahGoWORKOUT
Other Possible Topics
- How to make “goals not wishes.”
- Not a “gym person”? No problem—“find your fit” at home. A home gym is convenient and effective; learn simple yet effective ways to build a home gym without breaking the bank.
- The art of “self-talk”; learn to find the missing link between knowledge and action.
- Exercise and the brain
- How to start a fitness journey
- Fitness 101; how to structure an exercise plan (weight training, intervals, recovery, etc) and workouts (warm-up, main wo, cool-down)
- Surviving the summer and/or Christmas holidays and traveling
- Creating a health support network