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Common Traits of People Who Stick to a Plan

From the Show: Talk Healthy Today
Summary: Stick to your goals with autonomy, competence and relatedness.
Air Date: 6/19/18
Duration: 23:46
Host: Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Ted Spiker, Ironman Competitor
Ted-SpikerTed Spiker is the chair of the department of journalism at UF. He teaches Advanced Magazine Writing and Sports Media & Society, as well as other magazine and writing courses.

Spiker, who was an editor at Men’s Health before coming to UF, has had hundreds of stories published (primarily about health and fitness) in TIME.com; Esquire.com; Outside; O, The Oprah Magazine; Women's Health; Runner's World; Fortune; and many other magazines and digital platforms.

Spiker writes the Big Guy Blog for RunnersWorld.com and he is the co-author of about 20 books and the sole author of one book. He was once named by Greatist.com as one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness, and he was named the 2016-17 Teacher of the Year for the University of Florida.
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/ted.spiker
  • Guest Twitter Account: @ProfSpiker
Common Traits of People Who Stick to a Plan
It’s easy to set a health or fitness goal. The trick is sticking to a plan.

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Ted Spiker acknowledges the human desire to have immediate satisfaction and how it becomes an obstacle to those goals.

Autonomy is a huge factor. No one will tell you that you need to stick to it. Other people don’t impose consequences on you for skipping a workout day or having cake for breakfast. You lose autonomy when you enroll in a program that doesn’t excite you.

Competence is also important. You need to have real results from what you’re doing. Short-term results motivate long-term commitment.

Ted believes relatedness is the most important piece. Other people have been where you are. Connecting with them can help you get through your own obstacles.

Listen as Ted joins host Lisa Davis to discuss his tips for finding motivation to stick to a plan.

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