Tyler Robbins Fitness

B.Sc. Biochemistry, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT/CF-L3), USA Weightlifting Level 1

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Staying motivated doesn't work...


Yes, I understand that I am a person why tries to motivate others every day. I post motivational quotes every day, I post pictures of my workouts nearly every day, and I even run a Facebook Challenge Group whose intention is to keep like-minded folks plugged in together to stay motivated and accountable.

Those are all tools, however. Tools to help individuals make the first, second, or even third step to change their lives. Another tool I use to help others get motivated involves figuring out a "why." Maybe you hit that point where you see yourself in the mirror and don't like what you see. Maybe you have kids, a family member, or a significant other that you wish to be around and spend lots of time with.

All of those tools are great for motivation and help you get going. What I am writing about today goes well beyond that. You must program healthy living into your brain so that you don't even need some catchy internet meme to get you going to do your workout anymore, you just know what you have to do.

There are things in your life right now that require a serious time commitment or devotion from you. Simple things like brushing your teeth, walking the dog, preparing meals, etc. You know, the "mundane stuff" in life. Go beyond that with school, work, family time, social commitments, home maintenance, etc. Those things often require a lot more of your time and energy, but you just do them because they are part of your life.

Exercise and healthy eating (I hate the word diet or dieting) need to be a part of that "automatic" part of your day.

I think far too many people leave it up to chance or feeling. The sun is out, I am feeling good, I think I will head to the gym or go for a run. I personally don't think that way. When I wake up in the morning, I almost immediately go through my list of to-do's for the day, which includes my workout for that day. I figure out my schedule based on what my wife is doing, what my boys' schedules are like, and figure out when I am going to do my workout, not if.

Here's another analogy. Use health and fitness as a tool so that you can do things better. You go to school to learn and improve yourself. You have a job or career so that you can earn money to purchase things like food, shelter, and entertainment. You should use healthy foods and exercise as your tool to feel better and function better.

Take Tony Horton for example. Now 56 years old, even with his busy schedule traveling around promoting health and fitness (as well as his products), he still manages to get his workouts done. Why? Because it is ingrained in his everyday life. I certainly hope I am well enough to be like him when I am 56 years old.

Weekly Newsletter

Hey Everybody

Well, we are less than a week away from the release of P90X3!!! I hope you are all as excited about this as I am. Lots of information coming out about the program these past few days, and I have been doing my best to collect all of the information into one spot for you all to learn all there is to know about the program. So, without further ado, here are this week's topics of interest:

1. All the latest information about P90X3

2. If you're interested in P90X3, make sure you join my P90X3 Challenge Group. It is a great way to stay motivated and accountable as you make your way through the program with a group of us!

3. My next 60-Day Coach Training Academy starts on Monday January 6th. If you are at all interested in Coaching, I am willing to arrange a video chat discussion with you to discuss the opportunity. Keep in mind that anyone who purchases a Challenge Pack has the option to upgrade to Coach status for free ($39.95 sign-up fee is waived), so if you are interested in the P90X3 Challenge Pack when it goes on sale on the 10th, this would be a great opportunity to sign up as a Coach and hit the ground running with your business!

This week's blogs:

My next 3 weeks of training
P90X University: Shoulders and Arms

From the blog archive:

10 Great Health and Fitness Tips
Tough Mudder Tactics: Cliff Hanger
How to lose weight video
Tough Mudder Tactics: Hangin' Tough
What does it mean to be "fit?"

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1) If you like the hard work I put into writing my blogs and videos, PLEASE help me out by sharing them.  Click the share links below them and share them on FB, Twitter, etc.  It really helps me get more exposure and grow our team!

2) Also, as always, remember that the way I benefit from being your coach is that I earn a commission from any Beachbody products that you purchase, as long as you buy them through my site, tylerrobbinsfitness.com. It helps with the amount of time I spend answering all your questions, writing my blogs, filming my videos, and helping you out. Thank you! I really appreciate it!

Everyone have a great week!

Tyler Robbins
Independent Team Beachbody Coach
2013 Challenge Group - Team Fitness for Life