#21: Motivation with Joe Wicks

05 Aug 2019

On the podcast this week I talk to none other than Joe Wicks aka The Body Coach about how you keep motivated when you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle, particularly when you are trying to make a positive change.

I’m sure a lot of you are aware of Joe - he’s sold over 3m books across the world and his highly engaging, motivating videos are an absolute smash on social media.

In this episode we talk about motivation - and Joe’s the perfect person to ask.

We cover the following:

  • We hear all about Joe's story and The Bodycoach journey
  • Routine - one of the best ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Meal planning - and how this can help with your daily meals
  • Prioritising sleep - the best way to maintain your energy levels during the day
  • Mini bursts of exercise and how encouraging these can be
  • Limit your social media - concentrate on your personal goals
  • Forgive yourself when you are lacking motivation


Don’t forget to check out Joe’s new book - Veggie Lean in 15 which is out now!  And we’ve included links to The Body Coach website and social media pages for you here too.

Have a listen to the podcast and enjoy - and don’t forget to give us a 5* rating on the podcast, it really does help to spread the love and the message and for others to find us too!

There is A LOT of evidence based, safe dietary and lifestyle change that we as practitioners can be confidently discussing with our patients.  Listen to the end for a summary of our discussion and how to improve your overall wellbeing.

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An extract from my conversation with Joe:

Nothing I can do or say can truly motivate you to do something - you have to take action.  Its the action of getting up and just doing your exercise, thats whats going to motivate you, thats whats going to give you the sense of achievement and keep you on track.  People are constantly asking me - what can I do differently.  But ultimately you have to just get up and just do

Joe Wicks

I really hope you enjoyed the podcast with Joe as much as I did - I found it fascinating and the insight into his life was very candid.
We all have good days and bad days when it comes to motivation and the best piece of advice I can give you is to forgive yourself when you dont have the motivation or enjoy that occasional treat.  Enjoy the moments where you dont do a healthy activity and you can always get back on track the next day.

GUEST: Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks is on a mission to inspire people all over the world to get fitter, healthier and happier through exercise and eating good food. Ranked the 5th most influential fitness person in the world by Forbes, Joe has 7 number one bestselling cookbooks and holds the record for the 2nd best-selling cook book of all time. In 2019, Joe’s big goal is continue with his mission to get more kids exercising in schools. Joe uploads new workouts every week on his YouTube channel that you can do at home for free: The Body Coach TV Dont forget to check out Joes new book - Veggie Lean in 15 which is out now.

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