Break up with failing fitness - what's your relationship with physical activity? Are you single and still searching for love? Do you keep returning to your "ex" hoping things will change? Or are you feeling lost, unsure what your "type" is in the first place? Dr. Kelly Doell creatively uses unique lessons from the fitness field, classic health research, and a splash of insightful wisdom from unconventional sources to help you transform your motivation to move.
Using evidence-based tips and strategies, Feel Like It will help you to:
- Stop relying on willpower so often.
- Define your unique "Mighty Motive" for more fulfilling fitness.
- Harden your loyalty with new mental skills and drills.
- Inject more purpose into your fitness journey.
- Sustain an active lifestyle long enough to get the benefits experts rave about.
If you're tired of wasting your time, money, and energy on programs, memberships, and equipment that you eventually neglect, this audiobook is for you....
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- May Smith
I loved this through and through! Really thought provoking and insightful. I am going to listen to it again and journal throughout to truly internalize the book's message. Highly recommend.
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This is a little gem
I'm a hard sell when it comes to books. If it doesn't grab me, I'm out. But the questions it asks at the start caught my attention. It never let go. After a refreshing analysis of fitness culture, it soon breaks into how to overcome the barriers we face, not by exercising better willpower, but by building a fitness routine based on something really personal... how you actually want fitness to feel.
You're guided you along a compelling chain of logic throughout but the storytelling from field work by the author (who is in the field of performance psychology I believe) has both a normalizing and inspiring tone to it. His analysis in "Lessons from the Loyal" was super fascinating. As the book ultimately implies, it's hard to break old patterns that end in disappointment without changing one's mindset or "system" under which one approaches exercise. They loyal work hard, yes, but they are willing to work hard because the really really really like what they're working hard at. To help you get there, the author asks unique questions (well unique to me anyway).
By the end, you'll realize, like I did, that it's less important that you have "right" goal or that you're "more determined than ever" to make it work, but that you know the fitness experience that will keep you attracted to moving your body on the regular. Or, as the author explains it, you find and then do likeable activities in likeable ways with likeable people. Goals can come later. Lastly, at the risk of playing spoiler, there's a relationship analogy that runs through the book that I found very creative and practical (i.e., fitness is a relationship, not a look or number on the scale, and we need to "date" fitness more consciously to break out of old ways).
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