“When you get to the root of the problem, that’s when you can change your behavior. That’s when you get results.” Joel Harper
When it comes to eating right and working out, the challenge is not just getting motivated to cook healthy and go to the gym, but staying committed to those lifestyle changes. After speaking with celebrity personal trainer Joel Harper and exploring the emotions attached to getting fit, I learned it all comes down to one simple principle: In order to change your body, you have to change your mindset.
When I asked him if I should go to the gym even on days when I don’t feel like it, he said: “Yes! Don’t waste time thinking about it. Energy creates energy. Get up and start moving.” He went on to discuss the importance of positive self-talk, shutting out the noise and the limiting beliefs that hold us back.
While there are no shortcuts or quick fixes to breaking your habits, achieving your nutrition and fitness goals is made simpler with Joel Harper’s new book, Mind Your Body: 4 Weeks to a Leaner, Healthier Life. His approach is unique compared to many fitness experts because he focuses on the mind/body connection. In his book he offers a comprehensive three-part approach—mindset, moves and meals. Mind Your Body provides psychological techniques to change your way of thinking, recipes for a healthy body, and workouts to suit your individual needs. It’s all about balance: muscular balance, mental balance and nutritional balance.
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