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”
In 2016, I asked my friend Alicia to write about what it was like to be a college kid trying to be fit, and trying to figure out what health meant for her. She wrote three posts. Her first post in her own series talked about her past and how she got to where she … Continue reading Life of A Fit College Student Series: Changing Mindset Doesn’t Mean You’re Doing Something Wrong
For a long time there was a war on fat, like over 30 years long. I've talked a lot about the importance of reading labels and understanding what you're consuming. Not necessarily saying no to the processed food, but understanding or knowing what is in it. Well, taking that a step further - we need … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Fat and the Ketogenic Diet