Willpower should be a tool, not a lifestyle

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When it comes to the mental side of active living, willpower nabs a lot of headlines. But is willpower the key ingredient in a lasting relationship with exercise? Definitely not. No Pain, All Gain On my weekly podcast, Happily Ever Active,…

My Address to the Class of 2019 (W.C. Miller Collegiate)

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In June, I had the privilege of delivering the graduation address to my old high school, W.C. Miller Collegiate, in the heart of the Canadian prairies. The ceremony took place in the town's hockey arena, and while the town itself has a population…

5 Tips for Trying New Fitness Activities

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You know that classic nightmare where you give a public speech naked to bellowing laughter? Well, trying new fitness activities can make us feel almost as exposed. There's nothing like a new experience to make us feel self-conscious. Falling…

3 Simple Ways to Master Your Motivation to Exercise

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The interweb is full of advice on motivation. Spoiler alert: it's not all good. You can only hear so much about goals, willpower, and "discipline" before you realize that these things aren't enough. Besides, what does discipline even mean?…

Write On - Feel Like It Book Feature on Apt 613

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This article was originally published on Apt613 as a "Write On Ottawa" feature by Gloria Song. You can find the original here. *** The fitness world can be surprisingly unhealthy, sending messages that can be body-shaming, fatphobic, or ableist,…

Listen: Kelly's Interview on the Elisa Unfiltered Podcast

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Curious about my fitness philosophy? My research? My field work? Former Canadian National Freestyle skier Elisa Kurylowicz and I take a casual deep dive into the mental side of active living and my book, Feel Like It. On her highly rated show,…