5 Common Red Flags Of Suicidal Thinking; Fitness Expectations Versus Realities

Today’s run is dedicated to Suicide Awareness! I had a fascinating conversation with my Instagram friend @hundo_beastmode (HB) discussing how depression can affect so many aspects of our lives including fitness motivation, workouts not living up to our standards as a result, and sometimes suicidal ideation. If you tell me that the thought of suicide has never crossed your mind, I would strongly doubt your words… It is certainly a…

5 Positive Thoughts About Problematic Issues; Combating Negative Thoughts to Fight Through

FIGHTING THROUGH WINTER WEATHER, WINTER WEIGHT, AND INJURY 😘 Notice those first two words? “Fighting through.” Sometimes it’s simply about “fighting through”, changing the thought process, and the commitment to do so. Actually, those words, “fighting through”, were the first and only words that came to mind, and then the thoughts flowed about the automatically of that positivity 😉 I admit though, I was pretty frustrated about those three conditions…

3 Important Keys to Success: It’s All About Respecting Your Followers

JUST HAD THIS GREAT CONVERSATION WITH @rach_fitness_ on our IG accounts about how we want to continue growing our pages on IG and on other social media outlets. I’ve followed Rach for a very long time on Instagram and have watched her commitment to her goals, her major progress, and how she continues to keep up with folks who have supported her as her page has really taken off! She has REALLY shown…

Brain Training Part II; Workout Obstacles and Motivation Changes For the FitPeeps

If fitness at any level is a lifestyle for you, if you would not be okay without your workouts, this blog is for you. I’m a psychologist, a good one. If you’re a good one, then you self-analyze your problems and fix them. If you are not able to fix them on your own, you are comfortable enough in your own brain to talk to someone else about the issue. Luckily…

Brain Training Part I; Thoughts For The Starter Group Peeps

Brain Training… What the… Well, while the majority of trainers are focused on physical fitness and that all elusive bodily perfection, my focus is on Brain Training 😉 Any fitness plan starts r started with your brain anyway; the decision, the psychological motivation, the thoughts that facilitated looking for the perfect gym or trainer, it all began with your brain. Your brain physically and emotionally controls your every move, thought, plan,…

5 Stages of Change; No Resolutions, Just Goalz!!

This is going to be a great blog… This blog is what I’m about, helping people change through psychology, except you can quicken that process through fitness and eating  quite well. So let’s say there are these 5 Stages of Change (Prochaska & Velicer, 1997) (because there are lol) and you tell me where you fit… You can change whatever you’d like, but I’m keeping my focus on fitness, nutrition, and psychology….

9 Benefits of Crossfit; When You Are Your Only Competition

If you’ve ever looked up Crossfit, https://www.crossfit.com/, it may seem daunting and impossible. It appears geared towards military and law enforcement fitness levels, but it’s for anyone. Everyone. It appears overwhelming, intimidating, and unobtainable, but it’s not. It’s for you. One very important fact about Crossfit is that every ”first’ time you complete a workout is ONLY a baseline. That’s it. Your personal best for that workout. You can bet that…

2 Cool Ways To Overcome Diversity; It’s Not That Hard, Folks…

Everyone has a story. As such, and as a psychologist, people different from me fascinate me. Every person’s difference can be a learning lesson and a chance to grow. People don’t seem to mind sharing their story. The only two ways to cross boundaries is to ask and listen… So there’s this young fella at the gym who is in a wheelchair. “Jimmy” seemed pretty young and is healthy from…

2 Reviews and 1 New Benefit of Cardio; Cardio Is Hardio…

This little blog may be somewhat short, but we’ll see 😉 So I’ve talked quite a bit about different benefits of different sports, and I’ve written once or twice about the importance of cardiovascular intensity that needs some focus and attention as well, and quite often! The more intense the cardio is, the more benefits you will reap from what you sow… I’ll review just a little of what I’ve…

9 Benefits of Swimming; Whole Body Workout!

Onward with my series of fitness variety! Swimming! So there’s this guy lol… I ran into him at the gym again this week and he said he’d just been swimming for an hour… I’d forgotten how hard swimming is as a whole workout! Maybe I should get back to that as it becomes super cold again… So I’m not much of a swimmer. A ‘broken runner’ would be a more…