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One decision at a time!! Oh Boy! The power of being aware of my choices is impressive. THANK YOU for the continued guidance and support!!!
Hi, thank you for your video, With me the fact of saying to myself the night before, I’m going to workout first thing, I find I do just that. I’ve mentally prepared myself to do it. Having that talk with yourself, preparing your mind for what’s to come, gives me the willpower to do it. The same goes for food choices, having that initial talk as to what I am going to choose to eat, for me means I make healthier choices. Its like I’ve talked myself into that choice. If and it does happen, I don’t do this, I just end up making a choice that doesn’t benefit my plan or the purpose of my goal. So I totally get what you are saying with willpower and how to approach building it.
Wow! Such a positive message as always, Daniel.
I admire your passion and enthusiasm when you are discussing topics close to your heart.
As somebody who worked in education for many years, the ethos was always about children making good choices. Certainly this is an ethos that I believe is as equally important in adulthood too.
Not always easy but with the help of your motivational words and the way in which you care about each and every one of your team members, I’m certain we can find that willpower and, in turn, make those good choices.
Thank you for all that you, Alex and your team continue to do. You are enabling many, many people, including me, to live well and healthily and have a positive mindset by allowing us to share your passion for looking after our bodies.
“Stay strong and magnificent”..let’s never lose sight of that message
Not always easy but with the help of your motivational words and the way in which you care about each and every one of your team members, I’m certain we can find that willpower and, in turn
Thank you for reminding me that it’s one choice at a time and it doesn’t matter what choices have been made in the past, make a choice now. I greatly appreciate your insight. It’s simple, direct and straightforward. And I enjoy the quips and sidebars. Makes it easier to hear the message!
That’s a whole new perspective I never thought about, it makes very much sense. Thank you!
I randomly found your channel the end of December and started on Jan 1st… I shared your channel with my GF in montana and we have been working out to your videos virtually since then.. I’ve never found a better more motivational workout program than yours … we have been doing your videos alternating each week 3 on week 1 and 2 on week 2 alternating with a weight lifting program.. I am getting stronger everyday! Thanks for all that you do!
Sometimes I feel guilty, when I don’t make the right choice. But one step at a time and I now know that even when this happens, I at least made progress by being conscious in the situation. Thank you for the inspiration!
Such a strong message, thank you Daniel.
Thank you, you have a wonderful way of simplifying things. I have never thought about will power in smaller doses and gradually building up. Excellent! The nutrition part of my transformation has been a struggle. I think this will help me get back on track.
I very much enjoy listening to your encouraging words. It helps to know others are going through the same things all over the world. It’s so easy to eat stuff that is bad for you, but making the conscious decision to eat healthy is always better. I now realize it’s ok to indulge once in a while. We are all human and cravings sometimes wins out, but that’s ok. Moderation is always key. Thank you for caring about us!
Always good to hear you Daniel – thanks. Yes I understand – it;s a conscious choice. I’m currently in the process of making positive food choices for myself – it is a massive struggle as I didn’t realise how controlled my mind was by the sweet stuff from bakeries. So the conscious choices are many times each day – it’s good to have the comparison with doing workouts as I am relentless with those and have no trouble making that positive choice every day. Thanks again for all you (And Alex) give us 🙂
Makes complete sense and reinforces what I knew already, but sometimes it’s good to have it hit over your head again I always tell my not so confident 6 year old son “if you don’t make a choice someone or something will make it for you”. I’m glad I took the time to watch your video. Thanks for sharing
When I said I couldn’t control my eating, my mom told me, “But you already do.” It was then I realized that every time I took a bite of food, I was making a decision, even if it didn’t align with my stated goals.
So I get what you’re saying here, but wonder about one thing: can’t you claim to want something, but not truly believe it?
I didn’t really start making progress until I truly wanted to have health and fitness, rather than the requisite perfect body for some fantasy life if only … For me it took a back injury to realize how precious this body is in all its imperfections. Now health and fitness have become lifestyle and good results keep coming in! I’m putting in a new fence myself and have had the back and core strength to support the physical work without subsequent pain. Big win for me!
When I saw fitness as a superficial means to an unrealistic end, I didn’t understood or truly desire fitness. Being confronted with my own unfitness opened my eyes to its benefits. I LIKE being stronger.
Nice Vlog. I got your points.
Thanks for the chat! It gives a whole new meaning to the calendar function in the app. POWER!
Thank you! I really enjoy your workouts on You Tube and able to follow most of them. Yourself & Alex have done a fantastic job with your workouts. I am really enjoying these workouts first thing in the morning. Yes, will power is always the hardest thing to do, however, I have been able to have some of it. I have lost 25 pds over 4 months. The exercise are the MOST important as cutting back on food intake alone does not accomplish the weight loss. I do the exercise 6 days a week along with a few walks outside, enjoying the nice weather. Choosing healthier choices of food with a treat once in a while. No starvation diets as they DO NOT work. Everything in moderation.
Thank you for the words of encouragement & awesome workouts your team is offering.
I’ll think more carefully when I’m down that corridor in the future. I often find maintaining my blood sugar level and feeling like I need to eat something now for energy is my weakness. I have plans for eating healthy, but then at times I feel like I’ve run out of fuel. Even those choices should be healthy choices .
It’s always great to listen to Daniel. Thanks for the discussion of willpower and linking it to our workouts. Completely coincidentally, I just started reading Kelly McGonigal’s book “The Willpower Instinct”. It is a nice discussion of the brain science and how to get more willpower.
This makes so much sense!! My willpower is tested all the time especially because I am the only one in my house that is on a health journey….my husband is a snack-aholic and he will always grab junk food around 11pm. My will power gets tested almost every night!!! But I set small goals for myself every morning and just from accomplishing my goals of not eating past 7:30pm, doing body project workouts 5x- 6x a week and preparing a protein shake for breakfast every morning rather than grabbing a coffee and sandwich on my way to work, I have lost 31 pounds in 3 months…dropped 2 pants sizes and 3 dress sizes and most of all I have more energy to spend on my 2.5 year old. My will power still gets tested every night when my hubby sits down for his midnight junk food snack, but my way of thinking has changed and it has become easier to make the right decision for my own personal goals!! Thanks for sharing and I’m so happy I’ve found you and Alex!!!
You are absolutely right about willpower being a choice. For years I whined about how I wanted to lose my excess weight and I wanted to eat better, etc., blah, blah, blah! The only time I was ever able to eliminate my excess 50 pounds (which took me about nine months) was when I decided I wanted to do it more than I wanted to complain about not having the willpower to do it! So I believe it is mind over matter so to speak. We will accomplish what we focus on. Thanks always for your words of encouragement, knowledge, and information! I do feel like I have a personal coach! Blessings!
Thanks Daniel for reminding us how important it is for us to make the right choices in our life in sticking whit it. By planing it ahead of time.You put me back on trick I was doing workout whit out eating right once again thank you
Love this! I’ve recently started to tackle my emotional eating and trying to eat intuitively and this aligns so perfectly with all the work I’ve been doing with that. Helps to reaffirm that I’m on the right track. Thank you for sharing!!
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