Category Archives: Motivation

Am I Genetically Doomed to Be Overweight?

S. aureus bacteria escaping destruction by human white blood cells.
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I’ll cut straight to the chase.

I can’t prove, nor can I disprove this notion, and I don’t think science can either at this point but I can provide some really good insights for you.

1) We have yet to identify any ‘big’ or ‘small’ or ‘fat’ or ‘skinny’ gene or genes, or combination of genes.

2) But this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist…

3) Even if they did, that’s not how Genes work within human physiology.

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You’re Not Lazy


January 1st is about the time of year that the motivational images start flooding the interwebz.

Your gym’s Facebook page lights up with motivational quotes, pictures of hot models doing strange yoga poses, or flexing their dehydrated muscles, and other such ‘motivational nonsense.’

Ya I said it: NONSENSE

First, most people confuse motivation with inspiration, and these images provide the latter.

Inspiration is temporary and rather superficial; it doesn’t last. So you have to ride that wave when you can.

Real motivation comes from within, it’s deep, lasts indefinitely and there isn’t a damn motivational image, quote, tweet or facebook post that will ever give it to you.

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2012 – The Art of Weight Loss


The Mayans were wrong, not that I ever expected them to be right.

Honestly, I’m a bit of a realist.

An overly optimistic realist, perhaps, but a realist.

I respect anybody who can tell me why they believe something, or why they are doing something, even if I disagree.

It’s the people who can’t form logical explanations that worry me…

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Why ‘Praise’ Prevents You From Losing Weight

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“My little girl gets A’s without even studying. She’s a genius.”

“Look at that athleticism. Mark, you know you could be the next <insert star athlete here>.”

“Wow, you did that so quickly and so fast on your own. You’re so smart Suzzy!”

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Stop Rewarding Yourself

Most people think that extrinsic motivation or rewards will lead to ultimate weight loss success.

‘If I work out today, I can have chocolate cake tonight.’

‘If I eat well throughout the week, I can have a cheat day or cheat meal.’

Two very popular ways to lose weight.

Just reward yourself every time you’ve done something good.

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