There will always be some battles that are fought over, and over again. However, every time we meet the strategy will be new because we will have experience on our side. I am a different person then I was then. Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite books. It’s up there with The Great … Continue reading Day 271, Quote 32: It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”
No one can do this for you, but you. Whatever this is. I've said that before and I know I said it recently when I talked about the importance of advocating for yourself on my Facebook page. It's true - no one will look out for you more than you, so ask questions, be curious, get … Continue reading Day 263, I guess I’m paraphrasing: Fight for it, take ownership
Our time in this life is limited. And how we respect that time will create a greater possibility for fulfillment. - Ruben Papian That didn't go as planned. I feel anxious. I feel tight. I feel like I lost time. I guess I don't know what I expected, but I felt like I couldn't focus. … Continue reading Day 257, Quote 30: “Our time in this life is limited.”
I walked away thinking that balance isn’t what we’ve grown up to believe it is. Our work lives bleed into our personal lives, and in many cases I think it’s appropriate. Trying to keep the divide will just make us frustrated and feel defeated.
Ladies – can you pin point specific phases in your menstrual cycle by your symptoms? I know, it’s not exactly dinner talk, but I’m being serious. Do you have any varying level of these symptoms? - Fatigue - Cramping - Bloating - Breast tenderness - Fluctuations in body temperature - Energy - Hunger - Moodiness … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Does your menstrual cycle impact your strength?
I can’t have wine. I can’t have beer. I can’t go out. I’ve heard this from a few clients. I’ve read it and heard it from a few people online. When I started, it’s something that I said myself. It’s possible to still have a beer or a glass of wine and lose weight and … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Alcohol
When I started competing I thought I had to eat every few hours. This was something that I had read about, but more importantly (at the time) it was something that I saw over and over again in practice online. For me, every few hours meant every three hours. I was on a cycle of … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Snacking intentionally
When you hear the word supplements what do you think of first? Do you think of fish oil? Do you think of a multi-vitamin? Do think of protein powder? Do you think of steroids? For the beginning few months of last year when I went back to school, I worked at Vitamin Shoppe. This gave … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Vitamins Part 1
We've talked about fats and carbohydrates (part 1 and part 2) already, but what about protein? Like the other macronutrients, protein can be misunderstood. Like dietary fat, I've heard from people including trainers that protein can make you fat if you consume too much. Let's be clear - too many calories can lead to fat … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Protein and Amino Acids
“Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first.”– Sean Maguire, from Good Will Hunting I can be like this. But, it used to be worse. I used to feel - I used to believe that I couldn't do great things unless someone else saw it in me to. That kind … Continue reading Day 24, Movie Quote 3: “Your Move Chief”