How many psychologists does it take to change a lightbulb?

How many psychologists does it take to change a lightbulb?

Only one – but it’s really expensive, takes a really long time, and the lightbulb has to really want to change. This is one of my favorite jokes from my days as a substance abuse counselor. It’s a playful way of illustrating the plight of affecting change in people and holds true with getting in shape. Think about how much money you’ve spent on diets, fitness classes and gym memberships. How many months or years have you dedicated to programs and routines only to yo-yo up and down or make no change at all? Are you waiting for the right trainer, workout or nutritional program to change your body without you truly needing to change yourself?

Breaking Through Those Dreaded Plateaus

There are two types of plateaus you can hit when in a fitness routine - weight loss plateaus and workout plateaus. Weight loss plateaus, while frustrating, are the easier of the two to overcome. Thus, let’s talk about how to break through a workout plateaus when your strength has stopped increasing altogether.

Reviving Your Workout For V-Day

The time of chocolate hearts and giant stuffed teddy bears has arrived. You may be struggling with how to keep your figure when so much temptation surrounds you. Getting and staying fit during this time of year can be difficult but with a little focus and determination anything is possible.

Monday Motivation

When I was a little kid, my dad had a coffee mug with a bunch of clever and silly sayings all over it. The one I most remember was “eat a live toad first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” I remember thinking that was quite a funny albeit horrible way of making sure you had a good rest of your day! As I got a little older I began to realize it was more of a metaphor for not procrastinating.

You Don’t Have to Go Fast, You Just Have to Go

Being healthy is a process and if you haven’t been giving yourself the time it takes to be healthy then it’s an even longer process. You have to adjust a thousand things to get your formula just right and everyone’s is different. What works for your BFF may not work for you or what works for you may not work for your BFF and so on.

You Can Do This

"In a recent goal setting session with a client I was reminded of one of the biggest reasons people fail to achieve their goals. As I was telling him about some of the things he would need to do in the coming days and weeks, he began questioning whether it would be possible for him to do those things.

105 Years Old Cyclist Sets World Record

"In case you missed the news last week, 105-year-old Frenchman Robert Marchaud set a cycling record in a category all his own. On Wednesday January 5th, Marchaud rode 14 miles in one hour, the fastest time for anyone 105 or older. In a post-ride interview he stated: “when you are old like this, you must never stop for too long.

Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

The holiday season is now in full swing and with less than a week to go, last minute shopping and preparing is consuming most of your spare time. In these moments, it’s tempting to relegate your workouts to “I’ll try to fit it in” status but this usually translates into zero workouts until after the New Year.