Ask UfYH: The UfYH Guide to Motivation

Cleaning sucks. Anyone who says otherwise is probably selling something, and that something is most likely cleaning-related. So it’s no surprise that most people have some trouble getting motivated to clean. Here’s some help. Read More Ask UfYH: The UfYH Guide to Motivation

Don’t Overestimate What You Can Do Today

Monday motivation, or all over the place? I remember reading an article a little while back discussing what is known as the Planning Fallacy, or, in other words, mistakenly assuming that you can get way more work done than you are consistently capable of. Read More Don’t Overestimate What You Can Do Today

How To Get Started With Health At Every Size

Moving from a diet/weight loss mentality to a Health At Every Size® mentality can feel pretty daunting. It’s not necessarily easy to let go of typical beliefs around weight and health when everyone from your doctor to your mom to various media to your office mate are telling you about the wonders of the latest diet/celebrity weight loss/the dangers of fat, etc. Even if you’ve been reading about HAES® and understand why it makes sense, it can be hard when you actually try to apply it to your own life. Read More How To Get Started With Health At Every Size

This Open Thread Wants to Evolve

I’ve really been stepping up my exercise recently. Ask me about my biceps! But I am always looking for motivating music for exercising. Well, for life really. I have to say, this is one of my favorite songs for motivation. I know that it’s a song that was written for a commercial which makes it kind of ridiculous, but it’s one of my most-played iTunes songs. I need a lot of motivation! Read More This Open Thread Wants to Evolve

LTP: 5/16 Monday Motivators

I’m actually writing this in the middle of the night, because the I’m the person on staff who has the hardest time meeting a 24-hour-advance deadline. (Shh! I’m hoping my charm and server-kicking skills will continue to carry me.) When most of you read this, we’ll be smack in the middle of Monday.
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Persephoneconomics: Does Motivation Matter?

I was going to write a post about the basic principles of neoclassical economics and why they have little to no bearing on real life, basically part 879 of Why Republicans Suck Blog 2K11. Instead, because I feel like we might already be a little burned out on that sort of thing and it’s only Wednesday (I KNOW, RIGHT?), I thought maybe I’d talk about things that are a little more fun, and a little less cut and dry: Lady Gaga and pizza. Read More Persephoneconomics: Does Motivation Matter?

Work It On Out: Motivation

Welcome back to Work It On Out, my weekly post in which I thinly disguise my own personal work-out interests as being intended for the common good.  That’s why this week’s theme is Motivation.  I just got home from the lamest workout I’ve had in a while.  I couldn’t get going at all.  My legs felt stiff, my arms felt heavy, my mind kept wandering into a downward spiral of guilt and self-deprecation.  I can’t believe I went from the workout last week where I only left the gym because it was closing, to today where I only put in the bare minimum to get my sticker on my Fitness February chart.  So, I decided to research some tips to get motivated again, and here’s what I came up with!

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