Mindset is the foundation to achieve any goal. By using these 3 daily habits, you will harness the power of positive psychology to change your subconscious beliefs to achieve any goal. Click here to read more...
Simply knowing “how” to do something, doesn’t mean that we will do it. We may know how to walk, but how many of us make it a point to walk every day for exercise? We may know how to eat vegetables, but how many of us eat our veggies every day? Knowledge does not create action. We must change our behavior to reach out weight loss and fitness goals, or ANY goal for that matter! BJ Fogg developed a behavior change model that is easy to apply and highly relevant for anyone wanting to change their behavior. The Fogg Behavior Change Model can be used to help us manage the three critical elements of behavior change which are motivation, ability, and triggers. Click here to learn how...
Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to break old habits, such as smoking, eating fast food, or not exercising? As much as you want to stop smoking, eat better or get in shape, your willpower just isn’t enough to make it happen. The American Psychological Association defines willpower as “the ability to resist short-term temptations in order to meet long-term goals.” By definition, willpower isn’t meant to last forever – it is only meant to be temporary! So why do we revert back to our old habits when our willpower runs out? It’s not our fault. Blame our subconscious mind! We must reprogram our subconscious mind for long-term results. Read one strategy to do that here...
Darleen Barnard is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Weight Loss Specialist, Behavior Change Specialist, and Life Coach. She has been approved by the National Academy of Sports Medicine to train other Certified Personal Trainers on her coaching techniques.
Willpower only lasts for a very short time. To improve our results and make lasting changes in our lives, we must change how we view ourselves. Read more here...
How has failure shaped your life?
What a great question and one that will teach us a lot about ourselves. Most people view failure as something negative. Let’s face it, nobody likes to fail. In school, we are taught that anything less than a 70% is failing and failure should be avoided at all costs. When our favorite sports team loses, we certainly don’t celebrate.
I laced up my running shoes at 6:10 am and it looked like it was going to rain. I got about 2.5 miles from my house and it got really dark. The clouds were rolling in fast and I knew I was in trouble. I turned around to start heading for home and I started running faster, keeping a constant eye on the clouds above. When I was about 1 mile from home, my phone started beeping with flash flood and severe weather warnings just as the thunder cracked and the lightening lit up the sky.
Change. I think that one of the hardest things in life is when we transition from one phase of our life to another - some might call it chapters in our life story. When we get to the end of one chapter, it is time to start writing the next chapter, and change can be tough for a lot of us. Any time we leave what is comfortable and step into the unknown, it can be scary.
Darleen is a Certified Personal Trainer, Weight Loss Specialist, Behavior Change Specialist, and Life Coach. She has been in the healthcare industry for over 20 years.