We are culturally programmed to focus on the outcome – not the journey. Afterall, we are rewarded for outcomes. But this model applies poorly to health and fitness. When we focus primarily on “losing weight” or “getting fit,” we miss a huge component of creating sustainable life-long change. And that’s the journey – as in the HOW and WHY we create change. My guest today states that working is winning – implying that the magic is in the work, that the small steps you take towards a big goal matter in creating any meaningful change.
Before we worry about what diet is best: should we do keto or intermittent fasting, or what exercise program we should follow – we need to understand the work ahead, and to create and nurture the perseverance, patience, and intention that will allow us to move steadily on our journey. Along our journey we’ll need to construct systems and frameworks that will support our future selves and set us up for success.
My guest today is Kathleen Trotter. Kathleen is a fitness expert, media personality, personal trainer, writer and author, and as you’ll soon hear, she is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about helping people live their best lives. She believes that we should all live our lives by design, not by default to become our best – and fittest – selves. But that’s easier said than done. But not to fear – Kathleen is here to guide us on this journey. Join us as Kathleen Shares her thoughts on why working is winning, the importance of perseverance, patience, and intentions, why we need to build systems now that will support our future selves, and the criticality of mindset and self-love.
Connect with Kathleen:
Website – www.kathleentrotter.com
Facebook – @FITbyKathleenT
Instagram – @fitbykathleent
Twitter – @fitbykathleent
We discussed the following resources in this episode:
Book – Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer’s Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit by Kathleen Trotter – https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Your-Fit-Compassionate-Trainers/dp/1459735196/
Book – Your Fittest Future Self: Making Choices Today for a Happier, Healthier, Fitter Future You by Kathleen Trotter – https://www.amazon.com/Your-Fittest-Future-Self-Healthier/dp/1459741285/
Andrew Huberman on Impact Theory – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGa_jt3IncY
Review of the book Molecule of More https://www.kathleentrotter.com/2021/09/27/dopamine-vs-dopamine-vs-the-here-and-now-chemicals-which-do-you-need-to-feed/
Article on importance of little wins https://www.kathleentrotter.com/2021/10/27/merely-participating-subjective-insertion-and-the-power-of-celebrating-the-little-wins/
Book – Finite and Infinite Games by James Carse – https://www.amazon.com/Finite-Infinite-Games-James-Carse/dp/1476731713/
Book – Mindset – The New Psychology of Success by Dr. Carol Dweck – First Highlighted Book: Mindset by Carol Dweck – Kathleen Trotter
Podcast – What’s Essential – https://gregmckeown.com/podcast/
Dr. Kristin Neff – https://self-compassion.org/
Book – Atomic Habits by James Clear – Atomic Habits—by James Clear – Kathleen Trotter
Podcast – Impact Theory – https://impacttheory.com/episodes/
Dan Harris – 10% Happier – https://www.tenpercent.com/
YouTube Video – Secrets to Obtaining a Growth Mindset with Andrew Huberman – This Neuroscientist Shows You the Secrets to Obtaining A Growth Mindset | Andrew Huberman – YouTube