April 12--EVERY DAY, Every Moment -- right now, even -- someone is making a life-changing decision. It might be to lose weight or to start exercising or to stop smoking. It might be something thought about for years, or an idea culled from last night's dream. Some who make that decision will follow through; others will not. Some will slip and plummet; others, pick themselves up, brush the potato-chip crumbs off their laps, and resume the journey. What makes the difference?
It's a matter of mental preparation and brain-training.
"In order to understand exercise motivation, it's important to understand where a person is in terms of change," says Carla Sottovia, director of fitness and personal training exercise for the Cooper Fitness Center. "For any change to occur, the person has to be ready emotionally and physically. It has to come from within." James Gavin, author of the textbook Lifestyle Fitness Coaching, as well as other books about exercise psychology, agrees that people start out of "crisis and calamity." Gavin, who teaches at Concordia University in Montreal, takes that a step further.
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