Episode 58

Our brains are hardwired to keep us alive, #fact, but one way they do this is by subconsciously creating “All or nothing” mentalities for us to revert to. What does this mean?

Well, the All or Nothing Mentality is the mentality that keeps you from working out if you have less than 30 minutes and the mentality that tells you to eat all 20 doughnuts because “you’ve already messed up your diet today.” Join me as I help coach you thru how to overcome this mentality by making better choices to help you succeed on your fitness journey!

Highlights of the All of Northing Mentality Podcast Episode:

  • Our brains default is to keep us safe and one way it does that is by telling us to stay comfortable. But that does not yield progress. (3:25)
  • Feeling overwhelmed in your fitness journey? that is 100% self-imposed, thus you can change that mindset! (11:04)
  • there is so much value in taking action – just getting started (27:01)
  • Redefine what “all” means (29:03)
  • How to use “Good, better, or best” in place of “all or nothing” (32:42)
  • You need to take ownership for you process and your journey (33:17)

The first step to combating this all or nothing mentality is to identify it. Once you have identified it, then you can start to apply, “good, better, or best” and redefining your “all” so that you can re-write your mindset and start making progress. 


Interested in starting macro counting? 

Here’s my free starting guide: www. bicepsafterbabies.com/gettingstarted

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4 thoughts on “058: The Sneaky All or Nothing Mentality

  • SaraOctober 30, 2019 at 1:04 AM

    I love this episode. I am an “all or nothing” person for sure. I think the main thing with macro counting that puts me in the “all or none” mentality is when I don’t know the macros of something. If someone drops off a plate of cookies or I get a donut or go out to eat at a restaurant and i have no idea what the macros are I panic and don’t know what to track so i go off plan for the rest of the day. Any suggestions??

    • AmberNovember 20, 2019 at 12:29 PM

      Absolutely! What’s preventing you from just estimating the calories and logging that?

  • JulieOctober 30, 2019 at 8:09 PM

    This podcast changed my life today. This is just what i needed to hear. After listening i feel empowered that i can make good, better, best choices and allow myself to start my journey imperfectly and travel to a healthy place.

    • AmberOctober 31, 2019 at 6:58 PM

      I am so thrilled to hear that Julie!!


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