Be Relentless Podcast Episode 38 – How To Get the Support Your Fitness Journey Needs

One of the biggest keys to success in a fitness/health transformation, especially over the long term, isn’t just the will to succeed. It’s not just the vision. It’s not even just the knowledge.

I’ve been fortunate to have been part of a lot of fitness transformations, and time and time again the successful have SUPPORT.

As a matter of fact, a big box gym I used to work at used to say that 80% of people who didn’t have a personal trainer, workout buddy, or supportive spouse would fail to reach their workout goals. Now, I don’t know if that number is accurate, but it’s not outside the realm of reason.

So, how do you get support?

What if your spouse is always “sabotaging” you?

What if your friends are always trying to pull you out to Margarita Night, even though they know you’re on a diet? Continue reading

Be Relentless Podcast Monday Quick Hit 26 – The Hidden Threat Holding You Back

Be relentless podcast episode 26Stress.

It’s a word we here from all of the media around us. Clamoring. Shouting. Warning.

Quite frankly, half the time we’re stressed about stress. .
The thing is, as humans we’re really good at handling stressors. That’s why we still exist, from a biology perspective. We have very good systems for handling stress, learning from it, and overcoming it.

Stress makes us who we are. Continue reading

90 Fitness Answers 09 – How Do I Stick To My Fitness Goal?

Relentless Family member Chuck kept the goal in mind for six weeks… and saw the results!

Ok, setting clear fitness goals is great, but what really matters is figuring out how to stick to your fitness goal. The truth of the matter is, it doesn’t matter what kind of awesome goal you set if you’re not going to follow through with the plan.

In my last post I talked about setting different levels and types of goals, but how do you stick with it when the going gets tough?

1. Clearly figure out your reason “why”. Continue reading

90 Fitness Answers 08 – “How Do I Set and Achieve My Fitness Goals?”

If you don’t know where you’re going, you might wind up someplace else
-Yogi Berra

Now, Yogi is famous for his quotes, which are often quirky, but there’s a lot of wisdom there, too.

One of the most important things in this whole fitness journey is to set a goal that you’re shooting for. If you don’t, then chances are it won’t be long before you wane from the path. New habits are hard. Adults don’t tend to create them easily and if it’s something that’s going to be a departure from your current life, as adopting a healthier, more fit lifestyle probably is, then it’s not always going to be easy.

So, the first thing we’d want to accomplish is figuring out basically where you want to go and WHY you want to do it. That why is up to you, of course, but if you don’t have a clear sense of that then it is going to be hard to be consistent once the new excitement wears off.

Step 1: Figure out a sense of where you want to go and really zero in on the WHY.

Now, once you’ve got those two basic points down, I like to firm up goals with clients with something called “backwards chaining”, which is a fancy way to say we start at the end and work our way back. Continue reading

Be Relentless Podcast Monday Quick Hit 25 – Beat That Drum

be relentless podcast quick hit 25 - beat that drumThis past weekend I was at a business conference. In a lot of ways, business and fitness run parallel. Both require hard work, consistent discipline, and while there’s a lot of flashy stuff out there, there’s also a lot of pretty proven paths to success.

Of course, when you get a bunch of fitness or business people in a room, in this case, fitness business people, you here a lot of talk about “what’s working”. There’s always new ideas being thrown around. It’s easy to get caught up in the hype and want to shake everything up or jump onto a new, shiny program.

Is that really what you need, though?

Maybe yes, maybe not.

Should you change your path?
WHEN should you change your path?
What’s the biggest secret to success that nobody seems to talk about?

I picked up some really great lessons and reminders about those questions this past weekend, and they were definitely not the ones that I expected.

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Be Relentless Podcast Quick Hit 24 – LUCK – What It Stands For

be relentless podcast quick hit 24 - luck - what it stands forLUCK

How often do you hear someone say “So and So is lucky!” or “That was a lucky break for you!”?

Now, there’s definitely some examples of luck or good coincidence, but when it comes from people being “lucky” in fitness, business, and many other facets of life, I’ve found that there’s usually something a lot more to it than a simple alignment of stars and planets, or whatever.

I was listening to a Real Estate Podcast (BiggerPockets) and one of the guests had an acronym for LUCK that I had never heard before.

It really hit home and I think it sums it up. Here’s my hot take.

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Be Relentless Podcast Episode 37 – Four Lessons From the Best-Worst Time of My Life

New Podcast Episode!

Good times, bad times
You know I had my share…
-Led Zeppelin, “Good Times, Bad Times”

It’s funny.

When I get the chance to talk to people who’ve had some success in their life and I ask them about the best (or at least most valuable experience) in their life they almost always point to something that you could consider the “worst” time of their life.

Maybe they hit rock bottom.

Maybe their world fell apart.

Which is terrible.

But it’s also where they learned how to grow, build, and overcome. It turned into a valuable part of shaping them into who they are today.

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Be Relentless Podcast – Monday Quick Hit 23 – Fall In Love With the Process

Allan T worked the process for six weeks, and earned the results!

Let’s be honest. The vast majority of people don’t hit their goals, whether it’s in fitness, business, or life in general.

They end up settling for less.

Now, is it because they’re not smart enough to get to their goals and dreams?

Usually not.

Is it because their goals and dreams aren’t rooted in reality?

Sometimes, but generally not, as most people actually dream pretty small once you boil away the extra.

No, most people fail because the way to their dreams is HARD.

And when it’s hard, they give up.

Why do they give up? Is it because they’ve hit a threshold of suffering that they just can’t manage? Again, maybe, but often times that isn’t the case at all.

They give up because the struggle and suffering that comes with chasing big dreams outmatches their EXPECTATION of what it would be.

So, what’s the answer? Listen and find out!

Be Relentless Podcast Episode 36 – Building Healthy Eating Habits for Busy People

learn to eat better bangor maineNew podcast is up!

Today I’m going to tackle eating to support your body, WHILE still dealing with your busy schedule.  Beyond that, I’m going to go into not just a few tips and tricks (although they’re in there), but also how to build eating better into a HABIT, so it becomes automatic and sticks with you.

Look, we’re all busy.

Between work, family, travel, hitting the gym, and every other activity that life throws at us, you can find yourself eating on the run a lot. Sure, it’d be great if every meal was home-cooked, and you were able to prep everything… but that probably doesn’t happen.

So in this podcast I’m going to break down some tips on eating on the run AND how to make that actually a habit that sticks.

I’ll go over:
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Be Relentless Podcast – Monday Quick Hit 22 – PCT vs RSF Thought, Which One Governs Your Life?

be relentless podcast quick hit 22The Be Relentless Podcast is back!  I’m excited to get back behind the mic and start it up again.  As you may see, I’ve decided to mix everything onto a single website, the primary Relentless Strength Training site.  If you’d like to go back and listen to old episodes of the podcast (which I’d appreciate) then you can get them on iTunes OR on the original Be Relentless Podcast website, which isn’t going anywhere.

On to today’s episode!  (and yes, I know this is a Monday podcast coming out on a Tuesday, but technical issues…)

Problem-Centered Thought or Relentless Solution Focus…

Which one governs your life?

If you’re like most people, that’s Problem-Centered Thought (PCT). Dr. Jason Selk, author of “Exective Toughness”, instead would have you focus on a Relentless Solution Focus (RSF).

At Relentless, and not just because of the name, we have made this a cornerstone of our Relentless Mindset program. If you’re looking to start turning the ship around, even if it’s inch-by-inch, then you need to be focused on your RSF.

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