EP 44: Real Confidence- The Confidence to Commit to Your Fitness with Special Guest Justin McClintock

We talk about fitness like it has a capital F, like it’s one clear, well-defined state of being (or looking) that we all need to strive for.

Not only is that BS, but it’s also a surefire way to make increasing your fitness level so out of reach, so unattainable that the idea of taking control of it sounds exhausting.

I'll use my selfish self here as the poster child because going up stairs? It annoys me that my knees hurt. It pisses me off that I can’t. When my husband and I went to Greece last summer, I was huffing and puffing going up all the stairs there and part of me was like, “This is ridiculous” but the other, less confident part of me was right there, ready with the compassionate excuse of “We’ll, you’re not so young anymore.”

Well, you know what? Yes, I am.

And whether you’re recovering from a physical injury, noticing age-related changes in your body or just want to change the habits that see you, um, taking up more actual space in the world? Justin McClintock, Owner & Head Coach of Feel Strong Fitness is here with me to talk about his Cs of fitness and – you guessed it – one of them is confidence.

Key takeaways from our conversation include how to:

  • Uncover what your rock bottom turning point will be before you reach it, so you can start cultivating new habits today
  • Identify the motivation behind your motivation and use that as your focal point (hint: it’s usually a dream or a fear, not a metric)
  • Shift your mindset toward what excites you about starting to improve your health and increase vitality
  • Find your way into or – or back into – a consistent partnership with your physical body that’s in service to your motivation
  • See consistency as a tool you use, not a weapon you use against yourself 

Listen, friends. Justin is amazing and he coaches online - and yes, I declared and did hire him after this interview to help ME! If you’re on Instagram you can find him @feelstrongfit (he answers all his DMs) or visit the Feel Strong Fitness website for more info or to schedule a consult.