89. Fitness and food challenges? Skip them

mental fitness Dec 07, 2020
By: Michael Beiter

Here's how they get ya with a fitness challenge: they make you question whether you can do some fitness and food thing or not. Usually it is arbitrary - like stacking a few months of consistency together.

They get you to doubt your own ability and propose their challenge as a test to prove to yourself you can do the thing.

Here's the flaw: if you have a healthy self esteem and confidence you should know you can do whatever they are proposing. You don't need to sign up...
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84. I'm sick, now what?

mental fitness Nov 11, 2020

By: Michael Beiter

There are two "I's" we try to avoid as much as possible in order to keep our fitness and nutrition in check. They are injury and illness. 

We do as much as we can with minimum effective doses and sustainable eating to limit the potential for both but eventually you will get sick or hurt. Knowing this is just part of the human condition helps, but what should you do about it? 

First, understand it's not your fault. It is easy to assign blame to yourself when you get...

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82. I statements

mental fitness Oct 30, 2020

By: Michael Beiter

"My kids are fucking crazy and always need something." 

You don't need to be the only one helping them. Which is often the case when I hear this quote from disgruntled moms and dads. 

What I see happening is that parents are trying to pour from an empty cup of will power. 

Each of us has only so many things we can do in a day. When we try to do more we exhaust our precious will power and end up frazzled. For many, when this state comes around we eat more than we...

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80. Manage your time

mental fitness Oct 28, 2020

The first pillar of mental fitness is that you manage your time. 

There are long courses and books dedicated to time management but the central principle of all of them is the same: spend your time doing the things you value and that help you achieve your goals. This is not encouragement to be selfish. Altruistic people plan to spend time giving and helping others because that is a primary value of theirs. It could be for you too. It is up to you to decide. 

The most important reason...

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