59 episodes

Does your fitness journey feel more like a JOB than a JOY? With deep dives into important topics related to mindset, motivation, and much more, Dr. Kelly Doell (author of Feel Like It) exposes the real mental obstacles to our success. You'll also receive simple, actionable strategies to help you create the fiercely loyal relationship with exercise you need to get the benefits researchers rave about.

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    • Fitness
    • 4.9, 18 Ratings

Does your fitness journey feel more like a JOB than a JOY? With deep dives into important topics related to mindset, motivation, and much more, Dr. Kelly Doell (author of Feel Like It) exposes the real mental obstacles to our success. You'll also receive simple, actionable strategies to help you create the fiercely loyal relationship with exercise you need to get the benefits researchers rave about.

    57 [Interview] Dr. Lisa Belanger - A Cup of Mindfulness

    57 [Interview] Dr. Lisa Belanger - A Cup of Mindfulness

    What can a simple cup of coffee teach us about staying motivated to move? Dr. Lisa Belanger has the answers. Lisa is the CEO of Conscious Works and author of A Cup of Mindfulness: For the Busy and Restless. Beyond Lisa's many career accomplishments, including running a national charity called the Knights Cabin, she's completed the Paris marathon and climbed Kilimanjaro. These days, under the COVID-19 travel restrictions, you will find her keeping up with a busy family life (well caffeinated) in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
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    • 48 min
    56 - Diversifying Your Fitness Portfolio for Tough Times

    56 - Diversifying Your Fitness Portfolio for Tough Times

    Times are tough, but being agile in the face of adversity can be a valuable skill. This week, let's think optimistically about an opportunity the shutdowns have provided, one that can pay dividends for you today and in the years ahead. As always, look out for my question of the week.
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    • 16 min
    55 - Your Valentine's (Fitness) Relationship Review

    55 - Your Valentine's (Fitness) Relationship Review

    It's Valentine's Day. Yeesh... time to audit your relationship with fitness 6 weeks into 2020. Are you hanging in there? Has your motivation disappeared like that waxy heart-shaped box of bonbons? A heavy majority of fitness resolutions are now completely dead. That's the norm, but there's no need to walk away from physical activity completely. Let's take advantage of "love day" and reflect on where you're at and what you can do to reboot your routine if you're stuck in a rut. 
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    • 15 min
    54 - Can Self-Discipline be Enjoyable?

    54 - Can Self-Discipline be Enjoyable?

    Does staying discipline have to suck? No, but you'd never know if you'd look at how popular culture treats this important part of active living. This week, using a terrible bread analogy, I revisit the real meaning of self-discipline and how enjoyment can be the difference maker in your fitness pursuits.
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    • 17 min
    53 - The Myth of Laziness in Fitness

    53 - The Myth of Laziness in Fitness

    Let's talk about laziness. Have we oversimplified this complex concept? Of course! I'll use examples from nature to make the point that we're still animals wired to see energy expenditure as precious, even risky. We all choose the path of least resistance, some more than others. But in the name of self-compassion, we need to give ourselves a break and stop beating ourselves up for being less active than we want. At the same time, we can overcome society's relentless pursuit of making exercise obsolete by being more mentally innovative. Spoiler: stronger willpower isn't the answer.
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    • 13 min
    52 [Interview] The Power of Play with Dale Sidebottom from Fitness Games Zone

    52 [Interview] The Power of Play with Dale Sidebottom from Fitness Games Zone

    Play creates transcendent exercise experiences. In such "flow states", we're distracted from how working our bodies is so healthy. Why? We're too busy solving problems, collaborating with others, and even laughing as we go. This week, Dale Sidebottom from Fitness Games Zone (and host of the Energetic Education podcast) joins me to discuss how to bring play to the table. I also feature one of his creations, Daily Mission Cards, which have added some refreshing, creative variety to play time with my 4-year-old.
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

AndyKathy ,

Worth a listen

This podcast really has me thinking about my approach to fitness in a different way. Worth a listen if you are interested in or need something new in your routine - short, concise episodes and accessible, well done!

ashi-lee ,

Helping us get back to what makes sense!

Excellent research and information presented by Kelly related to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The lessons each week extend well
Beyond sport and remind us that life is about joy, engagement and doing what inherently feels good! Thanks Kelly!

Beckyroo81 ,

This podcast is Just Right

I am really enjoying this podcast so far. Kelly strikes a perfect balance of being informative and motivating without being preahy (or boring). I feel like he’s talking directly to me! I listened to the latest episode, Disrupt the Rut, on my way to work this morning and it was just the reminder I needed right now. Will keep that episode saved for when I need a gentle pep talk. Keep the episodes coming, Kelly!

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