• Doug Joachim

Brain-Hacking Your Motivation to Workout

Updated: Nov 13, 2020

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1. Take one small step toward better fitness every day of the year (join a gym, workout, go for a walk, run, do some pushups, sit ups, read a nutrition book). By years end you will have 365 fitness endeavors under your belt.

2. Walking slowly is still faster than sitting on the couch.

3. If you had a one million dollar racehorse would you let him stay up late and feed him junk food and beer? Why treat your billion-dollar body worse?

4. Most progress is made during your rest days when your muscles are recovering and getting stronger.

5. Junk food (Ultra-Procceded Foods) doesn’t taste as good as a healthy body feels.

6. The best exercise program is the one you enjoy.  Make it fun, it won’t seem like work and you’ll stay consistent.

7. You can’t run from your problems but they’ll be easier to deal with when you have a fit foundation.

8. Three minutes of jump roping or jumping jacks are better than nothing.  Start small, build slowly and don’t get upset if you can only do a few minutes. It’ll get easier.

9. Change the narrative in your head by asking yourself, “how do I find a way to love exercise?”

10. No pain, no gain is BS. Exercise does not have to be painful. Consistently nudge your comfort zone and you’ll see lots of injury-free gains!


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