Plastic-Free July is almost over. One more day. This is a perfect opportunity to re-evaluate your life practices this month. If you did the Plastic-Awareness evaluation in the beginning, try it again and see if your plastic waste has declined.
I spent the better part of two months going into detail how to incorporate positive reinforcement training into your fitness routine. The writing went so well for me, I decided to compile the posts to create a short book.
There are preferable situations for the two methods of dealing with setbacks. Lowering the criteria is a great way to deal with temporary issues and challenges. A lapse in motivation, schedule changes, vacations, and other unforeseen events are scenarios which lowering criteria may help.
Okay, so you hit a brick wall in your fitness. You’re experiencing a plateau, or even a major setback. We established why it’s important to still stay positive, and learned how to deal with these in the moment with a little AC/DC. But how do you DEAL with a setback? How do you get over,…
I have a harsh truth for anyone starting a fitness program. You are going to experience setbacks. You will falter, give into temptation, plateau, or one of hundreds of other challenges that set you back. This, my friends, is called “Life”.
Training animals is like having a bank account. Except for money, we are saving up trust with the animal. Keep a fair amount of trust in your account, and the relationship stays stable. Too little trust, and you go bankrupt.
Have you ever played a slot machine at a casino? I’ll admit, there’s definitely an addictive feeling to pressing the lever (or button) to make the wheel spin around and watching with anticipation as they slow to a stop. C’mon! MATCH! Mama needs a new pair of shoes!
We’ve discussed so many aspects of applying positive reinforcement to develop healthy habits, but now I’m going to turn the tables. Operant conditioning is not only great for creating new behaviors, it works wonders for eliminating unhealthy habits, too.
How do you get started in fitness? Setting yourself up for success is just that- setting up. It isn’t the action of starting. The next best practice from animal trainers we will discuss helps get us started. Behavior Momentum.
Before starting a training session, animal professionals like to make sure EVERYTHING is perfect, or as close to it, to ensure as successful a training session as possible. Things trainers think about are removing distracting toys or objects from the area, getting all the equipment necessary for the session, and going over the plan.