It’s easy to get stuck: stuck in a job, stuck in a relationship or even stuck in a workout. More often than not we take the path of least resistance, not because we are lazy, but because we’ve programmed our brains to simply stay the course.
At least that’s what neuroscience tells us. And if you think I’m going to attempt to explain neuroscience, you’d be wrong! It’s fascinating stuff (you can read more about it here), but sometimes you just have to trust the experts.
The good news is that we can reprogram our gray matter to bust out of that rut! There are a number of techniques — visualization, self-talk, dream boards, positive affirmations — and they all work, but the secret is ya gotta do ‘em!
That’s where Moticise comes in.
Moticise is a one of a kind “mindset reset” cardio workout created by certified life coach, fitness instructor and award-winning motivational speaker Sonia Satra. Drawing on the research that connects physical exercise with the creation of new neural pathways in the brain, Moticise is more than a physical workout; it’s about getting the life you really want!
The DVD comes with an instruction book on how to set a two-week SMART goal (SMART being the acronym for specific, measurable, actionable, realistic and time-based) and visualization tips. I answered a few thought-provoking questions and got ready to moticise.
The workout is a combination of basic calisthenics and boxing moves liberally peppered with motivational jargon. Segments of the workout, including several of the exercises, have kitschy names: journey walk (warm up), hugging jog and the ever-popular gratitude squat.
If you think this sounds a bit goofy, you’d be right, but that doesn’t mean it won’t work.
I set my own personal (non-exercise related) goal and did the required exercises. Instead of blasting my brain with music, I focused on my dreams and listened to Sonia cheer me on. It took less than the requisite two weeks to hit my goal! Eye rolls and snickers aside, those cheesy motivational tools actually lit a fire under my ass.
Celebrities and professional athletes have long sworn by the power of visualization and hey, you’ve gotta work out anyway so what can it hurt? If you’re feeling trapped in your routine and yearn for change, moticise might be the friendly nudge you’ve been looking for.
What’s holding you back? I’ll try anything if it will make me a better me! —Karen