Fit-Tip Friday: Willpower 101

Willpower 101

Hand gestures, in full effect. What can I say? Talking about willpower gets me fired up.

We’re toying around with the idea of doing a short video every Friday that shares a quick little fit tip with you to help you live a happier and healthier life. To test the waters, today (hooray, it’s Friday!) we’re sharing a little tip from my time working with University of Missouri Health Care.

After I had the honor of introducing the lovely Ali Vincent (she is seriously such a doll!), I sat down to answer a few questions on willpower, habit and how to reach your goals in a way that doesn’t feel like work. They then put my answers into a cute little video. I promise you’ll learn something new (unless you were at Ali’s presentation, in which case, hey, it’ll be a refresher—and, by the way, you were the best audience ever)…and probably will be slightly distracted by my gregarious hand gestures. Hey, I like to talk with my hands.

That willpower is a tricky beast, but learn how to harness it and you can do just about anything you want. For reals. If you’re wanting more info on willpower, check out my free recorded online class that’s 30 minutes of the real-deal on willpower.

Let us know if you’d like us to make this Fit-Tip Friday thing a regular feature—and tell us if you have any burning questions you’d like us to tackle. In the future, we’d like to keep these to about 30 seconds to a minute long, so don’t give us your life history (that’s what Ask the FBGs is for), but do ask away about those health and fitness things you’ve always wondered about! —Jenn

 



Comments

  1. Michelle Thayer says

    Stopped reading as soon as I saw this was a video, I’m not a fan of them. A transcript would be nice.

  2. says

    Thanks that was great!! I have been trying to start a new habit and have not been able to keep up for a full month. Maybe I need to start with a less ambitious habit and also work on reducing my other stressers. Hmm Nope I am going to continue this battle but add a reward for sucess!

  3. Rebecca says

    I like the video. I just found this website and it has a lot of great tips. One thing I wanted to add is that I recently read a book called “The Willpower Instinct” that was pivotal in helping me loose that last 10 pounds. It is NOT a diet book. It was just a book on the topic that was discussed in the video. It has been educational knowing that will power is limited but knowing also that it can be manipulated.

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