Vicky Countess

Going back to the Gym?


Recently, I was coaching someone who wanted to get back into the habit of going to the gym because she now started to feel “slovenly.” She wanted to feel better mentally and physically. And it’s no secret that regular exercise can do that for you. In her case, she fell out of the habit of […]



“People change best by feeling good, not by feeling bad” – Author of Tiny Habits, BJ Fogg, Ph.D. Wonder why “motivating” yourself with shame doesn’t work? You know, beating yourself up after you eat way too much dinner and then snacking way into the night or sleeping in when you had told yourself you would […]

Have you planned to NOT want to do the expected?


I was speaking to someone recently who was planning to sign up for Disney’s Goofy’s Race and a Half challenge for next January. This means that on Saturday you run a ½ marathon (13.1 miles) and the following day, Sunday, you run a full marathon (26.2 miles). Of course, don’t confuse this with the Dopey […]