It was Nov. 25, 2020 when I first started drafting this post. At that point, I'd deactivated my Facebook account a couple of days before. This wasn't the first time I'd done this, but I had the feeling it was going to be the last.
If it exists as a fad diet, there's a high likelihood I've tried it, between my own obsession with "leaning out" over the last 10 years and my mother's own dieting history. Between the grapefruit diet, the cabbage soup diet, juice cleanses, Atkins, South Beach, Paleo, Zone, Keto, Whole30, Intermittent Fasting, and even vegetarian for … Continue reading Setting Up Your Plate for Healthy Eating (Healthy Eating Guide, Part 2)
The problem with most diets and weight loss plans is that people set unrealistic expectations of themselves and their body's performance. So, before you go chasing waterfalls *cue trumpet sound from the TLC song* and setting yourself up for a goal that's unobtainable, you need to have a solid foundation in how the body gains and loses weight. In part 1 of this series, we will talk about how metabolism works.
I recently saw an ad campaign by a certain furniture/home décor company. In the ad, a family is around what is presumably a Thanksgiving dinner table, and a lady in her 20s-30s gave a smug and pretentious grin at her "mother-in-law" who was apparently impressed with her dinnerware. The punchline went something along the lines … Continue reading To Hell With Your Matching Mugs
Some pro's and con's of positive and negative mindsets (and my proposed alternative to both)
Prompts and inspiration for logging your training and tracking your wellbeing
Weightlifting vs. Powerlifting vs. Bodybuilding (and where CrossFit/HIIT falls in all of this)
Part 2 of a two-part series on seizing your morning and your day, despite yourself
Part 1 of a two-part series on seizing your morning and your day, despite yourself
It's fitting that my first *real* post on here has to do with setting goals. We're well into March, and most of the New-Years-Resolutioners have stopped coming to the gym. Some of y'all are still hanging in there. (I'm f*cking proud of you, keep it up!) My sneaking suspicion is this: those of you still … Continue reading Goals: Why they will make or break your wellness journey