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How to Get Better Results: Part II

Last week I dove into the simple techniques you can use to improve your results or your life in general, without actually adding more “stuff” to your to-do list.

This starts with getting really clear on your goal. Don’t make it fluffy or you won’t follow through. You then have to ask yourself some deeper questions- why do I really want this?

You might need to ask that question of yourself about 3-5 times to actually get the real answer and make sure you’re not bullshitting yourself.

Now let’s talk about what happens after we set those goals. Why do we constantly and consistently FAIL to get results?

There are basically four stages that everyone goes through during this cycle of change.

The first phase is when you set those goals and you are crazy excited. THIS will be the time I’ll change. Basically this is that “Monday I’ll start again” phase. Everything seems exciting, new, motivating and you are ready to rock.

Phase II is when things get a little more interesting- this is called informed pessimism. This when you start to realize how much work is involved and a few doubts begin to creep in. The rainbow and unicorns in Phase I (uninformed optimism) are starting to become a distant memory.

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Durbrow Performance September 2015 Client of the Month: Kaitlyn Dmyterko

1. What is your hometown?
Albany, NY
2. What brought you to DP?
Some of my kickball friends talked about it so much that I decided to look into it. I only wish I joined sooner!!
3. How long have you been training with us?
It’s my one year anniversary this month!
4. What do you do in the “real world?”
 I am a marketing specialist at a medical device company in Burlington. We make a cool cardiovascular imaging device that we hope will be able to prevent heart attacks one day.
I also play softball, am trying to convince myself to like running (training for a 1/2 marathon), and love to cook.
5. What is one thing that most people don’t know about you?
 I secretly (maybe not so secretly) love to sing Cher at karaoke.
6. What is your favorite exercise?
I’d say Sumo Deadlifts right now … I like to lift stuff up and put them down
7. What is your biggest gym achievement so far?
Probably getting on track in the nutrition program and pushing through the roadblocks my mind creates during certain exercises (like box jumps!)
8. What inspires and motivates you?
The group of people around me at each session motivates me to push myself harder. It is pretty awesome to see everyone achieving their goals and hitting PRs. I am also pretty pumped every time I walk into a class and my mind says “I can’t do this” and then my body pushes me through.
9. What would you tell someone that is thinking of joining or has just joined DP?
Stop thinking about it and just sign up!! Your first class is really scary but it becomes addicting and fun after just a few sessions. Emily, Bill, and Callie (and everyone at DPT) are awesome and push you to be the best version of yourself