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Podcast #99: Interview with Sohee Lee on important fitness habits & mindsets

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Podcast #99: Interview with Sohee Lee on important fitness habits & mindsets

In this episode, I have Sohee Lee back on the podcast to talk about some of the key habits and mindsets of people that succeed in achieving their fitness and goals versus those that don’t.

In case you’re not familiar with Sohee, she’s a writer, coach, and bikini competitor, and, like me, she works hard to spread the good word about the actual science of proper diet, nutrition, and exercise.

In this interview, I wanted her to talk about something she has really dived into in her own research and writing, and that’s the mental side of fitness. I’ve written and spoken a fair amount about it myself, but I think it’s generally underserved and underappreciated. I’d actually like to put together an entire book on the subject, but I also want to do like 8 million other things, so, uh, we’ll see how it plays out.

Anyway, my point is we tend to get so focused on the physical things–calories, macros, training variables, supplementation, etc.–and forget that none of it really matters if we can’t stick to the plan and enjoy the ride.

That’s why I’m all about first and foremost creating a sustainable lifestyle and then looking at what can be done in the kitchen and gym to build the type of body that we really want.

So, I hope you enjoy the interview. Here it is.

TIME STAMPS

YouTube:

2:58 – What are common misconceptions/myths regarding getting the body we want?

7:13 – Why is behavior change so difficult?

13:53 – What sets people who do well with diet and training apart?

27:46 – How do you deal with slipping up on your diet or training?

37:01 – How do successful people make a lifestyle change?

39:33 – What is ego depletion and is it real?

44:46 – Where can people find Sohee Fit and what are you working on now?

Audio:

9:50 – Why is behavior change so difficult?

16:30 – What sets people who do well with diet and training apart?

30:23 – How do you deal with slipping up on your diet or training?

39:38 – How do successful people make a lifestyle change?

42:10 – What is ego depletion and is it real?

47:23 – Where can people find Sohee Fit and what are you working on now?

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  • Kenny

    Hey Mike, thanks for the great content as always! The mental battle of fitness is something I’ve been diving into recently to learn more about. Do you have any additional books or resources you can recommend around this topic?

    • YW Kenny!

      Probably! Can you be a bit more specific about what issues you’re running into?

      • Kenny

        For me personally, my biggest set backs typically come from giving into temptations. I have a big problem saying ‘No’ to situations even when I know good and well it goes against my goals. For example, I can go all week according to plan and when the weekend hits I do some mental gymnastics to justify ‘rewarding’ myself with bad choices that negate most (if not all) that weeks results.

        Another big one for me is the closer I get to a goal, the more content I become and my drive seems to weaken and I can’t seem to push through the finish line. I feel like I have a great plan (execute what you lay out in your book) but weak self-discipline when it comes to diet. I spend a lot of time just spinning wheels.

        • Ah okay. Very common obstacles of course. Have you read anything on habit building, like The Power of Habit?

          • Kenny

            I will definitely check that out. I’m about half through The War of Art which you have in your recommendation section and is has been connecting with me tremendously. Thanks Mike!

          • YW!

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