MoxieCast 004: The Mental Workout Behind the Physical One, with Charlene Hutsebaut



Behind every physical workout is a mental workout. Are you using the ‘go hard, or go home’ approach? What if there was a gentler way to prime yourself for wellbeing that actually worked and felt way better?

So you ate cake.  Or A cake.  Now you stare at yourself in the mirror, disgusted, and tell yourself you need to spend 3 hours on the treadmill working it off, you pig.

Being mean to ourselves can be motivating, but honestly, there’s got to be a better way.

The mental prep we do for exercise – how we see ourselves, how we motivate ourselves, how we’re in relationship with our bodies – spills over into how we show up in life.  We pound ourselves at work. Then we pound ourselves at the gym (or do the opposite, which might involve a sofa, a spoon, and a jar of Nutella).

We don’t listen to our bodies. Instead we often expect too much, push ourselves and then beat ourselves up for our perceived failures.

If you’re a self-beater-upper and you’re sick of it, today’s episode is for YOU.

I’m in conversation with Charlene Hutsebaut, a wellness mentor, writer, speaker, and one of the Top 10 Global Finalists in the Personal Trainers to Watch 2015.

We jam on:

  • The importance of self-talk in our self-image 
  • How Post-it notes can help (I do love a Post-it)…
  • How to handle bad days
  • How to go from “Problem-centric thinking” to a “Relentless solution focus”
  • Tips for being more active during the workday
  • The link to my favourite quick pilates workout you can do at home (the back stretch is heaven!)

Join us!

Busy?  Try downloading an episode to listen on your walk or commute, or listen while you’re cooking dinner.

Links and Resources:

Charlene’s website




Charlene’s Vimeo channel

Small ball workout on Vimeo

Small balls on Physical Company

Small balls on Amazon

Executive Toughness by Dr. Jason Selk

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