Mastering our instincts and refining our strengths happens when we make the commitment to eat smart, train hard, and enjoy our lives. Establishing strong, healthy habits can be challenging though, and keeping commitments we make even to ourselves may prove a bit more challenging if we don’t have a plan of action and the accountability […]
The Posse at the Misery Table: Your Social Environment Affects Your Health
I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, witnessing, and experiencing. Even more, I couldn’t believe that I had found myself surrounded in a situation like this again, until of course the epiphany hit me square in the face this past week. “I HAVE been here before. Shit!” Habits habits habits. My how quickly we return […]
I was sitting outside the new apartment last night, looking around the scenery of this new neighborhood in my old home town. The day had been one of my harder days, days when I felt so out of my wits that I couldn’t think straight, or perhaps thinking about one thing in particular that has […]
Gems from the Gym: “You are NOT a badass!”
You could have heard a pin drop at my new gym hub, a place I have called “The Office De Strong” as everything I could have ever asked for is all under one roof. Barbells. Kettlebells. Olympic rings and TRX. God truly showed up in my life at the most impeccable time, and all things […]
“I’ll Get Up . . .Tomorrow!”- Overcoming the Biggest Obstacle for Fitness Success!
“Tomorrow, I am starting a new diet. ” “I’m starting my new fitness routine tomorrow.” “I can splurge tonight because tomorrow, I am going to change my habits to be healthy. ” Tomorrow. Tomorrow. Tomorrow (as I type this I can hear that song from the musical “Annie” in my head). True, tomorrow may only be […]
Say A Difficult Thing
Interruptions. Set backs. Travel all over the effing place, resulting in loss of time. Cancellations, rescheduling, worky worky work. This was me every day last week, and you may have seen my instagram post on Saturday when I decided to swing away all the rage. Life is beautiful, amazing and a precious gift, but it […]
Over the weekend I spent some time with some close friends of mine talking shop on hardships, personal struggles, and finding strength when you just feel like you can’t possibly keep going on day in and day out. Some of the stories I heard this weekend were of troubling relationships that have since ended, the […]
What is Your Why?
“Even if you sleep late, eventually every day begins, and in the first minute of each day you have to face yourself. Day after day until you die you will wake up and remember what you’ve done. Memories of what you did the night before will bubble to the surface. Those memories will come with […]
From the Beginning (Again)
It’s a brand new year, and with the start of the new year comes the start of a lot of new habits, new goals, and your new year resolutions. I am all for starting new journeys, focussing on new goals to achieve, and working towards positive changes for my health and the health of those […]
Intro to Muscular Endurance Training (well. . .sort of).
WELCOME TO 2017! Let’s get this party started, shall we? The name of the game today is muscular endurance, well. . .sort of. Generally speaking, muscular endurance is “the ability of a muscle or group of muscles to sustain repeated contractions against a resistance for an extended period of time.” This particular skill is as important to […]
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