When talk about getting healthy, many of us immediately think about our weight as being the ultimate tool for measuring. This is how society discusses health, but it's really about the act of gravity and there are many other more important numbers we could examine. Weight on Mars: 51.83 pounds Weight on Earth: 137 pounds … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Weight versus Body Fat and other health status tools
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks." --Isaac Watts I like new things. They bring mixed emotions - excitement, fear, shock, joy. Changing up my routine isn’t new, but I guess the way I’m going about it is a bit different and that’s going to make it interesting for the next few … Continue reading Day 213, Quote 22: Trust Yourself
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'm sure many of you have been told that stretching and warming up as well as cooling down are an important part of your workout. Have any of you ever really thought about why or if there are better ways to warm up and stretch? Would you laugh if you learned that you may want … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Does stretching make an impact?
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
It's been about a month since I've written on here, but let's be honest, that was a recipe - that's not real writing. I've said it before on Facebook more recently, but here as well - I write when I feel compelled. I write when I feel it's the most beneficial to me. I feel … Continue reading Catching Up
The fall semester starts in 9 days. I’m feeling excited. I’m feeling anxious. I’m feeling relieved. I’m excited about the fall because it means more flexibility. I know there are people who think this is a piece of cake, but remember the grass always seems greener on the other side – there are still things … Continue reading Take That Jump: the fall, bagels, leaving the summer behind
To celebrate the ending of prep, I went to brunch on Sunday with my boyfriend and got the most amazing pancakes ever - Blueberry Pecan and Mascarpone. I went with a large stack because YOLO and I ate the whole stack - no regrets! I did get egg whites on the side because protein is … Continue reading One week out/first week of reverse dieting
I saw this video the other day that really made me think about how I talk to myself and about myself. The video, created by Dove, asked women to write down what they say to themselves when they are mean to themselves. They then took the journal entries and asked two actresses to act them … Continue reading Why are we so mean to ourselves?
The past two weeks have been a little trying for me personally and it's been affecting my workouts and my eating habits. I don't like making excuses for sticking to the plan, but I'm only human and we all have those times when we need a break and reach for the burger. My workouts were … Continue reading Getting myself back on track