Episode 67: What Do You Do When Your Willpower And Motivation Fail?

May 22, 2019

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Episode Overview

Do you ever feel like you would be more successful in your journey to better health if you had more willpower and motivation? Does it feel like everyone else has more willpower and motivation than you? Does it seem like all these changes are more difficult for you than other people? You’re going to want to tune in for this conversation with Annie and Jen for the truth about willpower, motivation and what action you can take to feel more successful.

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The definition of willpower
  • How decision fatigue impacts the quality of choices we make
  • What’s the difference between motivation and willpower?
  • How preparation sets you up for success
  • Meal planning – why it can be helpful
  • What to do when you can’t rely on motivation and willpower
  • How waiting for motivation gets in the way of change that matters to us
  • The magic in boredom
  • The Habit Hangover – what is it?
  • What keeps successful people going
  • What a study of soda and water in a hospital teaches us about habits
  • How to curate your environment for success



Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.


10/10 Recommend to family, friends, & clients 

Sound advice, presented in an easy to understand, approachable way. As a woman, mom, wife, daughter, friend, and Registered Dietitian - I recommend this podcast to everyone including my clients. I'm a huge fan of Balance365.  Keep it up ladies! Your friend, @dietitianchels :)


Outlook shifted 

Since listening to this podcast (and being part of the Facebook group(s) of B365), my whole outlook on myself, my body, my wellness, my worth has changed for the better. I thank these ladies for showing me another way to be in this world. I no longer obsess over my weight or food. I very much look forward to each podcast released!


My Morning Coffee Date 

Especially in 2020, having a little positivity is so important. Every time I listen to this podcast, not only do I have a smile on my face, I discover something about myself. And I consider myself to have a whole hell of a lot of self-awareness to begin with! It's almost cliche to say this now but it truly feels like you're having coffee with girlfriends!