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Living Your Greatness

Dec 18, 2022

Ben Mumme is the founder, curator, and podcast host of the Living Your Greatness Podcast. The purpose of the podcast is to inspire millions of people across the world to achieve greatness and enhance their overall personal well-being. 

Living Your Greatness is becoming the go-to resource that CEOs, elite athletes, professional coaches, and entrepreneurs rely on to upgrade themselves. The podcast helps you master the best of what other people have already figured out.


In this episode, Ben explains how to make your fitness routine a sustainable habit. One of the biggest barriers to starting or maintaining a fitness routine has to do with fitness resistance; the reluctance to welcome fitness into our lives in the form of a sustainable fitness routine.

It’s human nature to simply revert to the comfort of our existing routines. This means making fitness a sustainable habit requires a bit of conscious effort and some willingness.

The first thing to note is that if you’re going to start an exercise habit, an incremental approach works better than going big right out of the gate. 

One or two workouts that leave you feeling exhausted and sore aren’t enough to achieve your goal, and they might just discourage you from getting into a fitness routine. Instead, to fall in love with fitness you will need to create a habit loop. 

Any habit is essentially a feedback loop of four phases: cue (make it obvious), craving (make it attractive), response (make it easy), and reward (make it satisfying).

The goal is to train your brain to crave the reward and therefore, the new fitness routine. When you stick with this routine, over time you will create great habits and sustainable results.

When it comes to building a long-term fitness habit, there are many ways to increase your chances of success. Ben talks about nine ways that you can create a fitness routine that you will love to do:

  1. Set a realistic starting point
  2. Build your workouts into other routines
  3. Understand your why
  4. Create SMART goals
  5. Set short-term tasks
  6. Keep a workout journal
  7. Expect setbacks
  8. Keep yourself accountable
  9. Find a workout you love


Host: Ben Mumme






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