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Can attention seeking help you lose weight?

So there’s a problem. It’s called the Tyranny of Tomorrow. That’s when we say, “I’ll start tomorrow!” or “I’ll get back on track on tomorrow!” Tomorrow holds the promise of a fresh start, a better future, one where all things fall into place and we’re finally on the road to being complete. But more often […] Read more…

Should you count calories/macros?

My grandfather was an engineer and pilot. A real math guy. As a child, I remember watching him draw charts and fill them with numbers he’d calculated using complex equations. During his funeral service (RIP Grandpoppy), my mother, up at the podium, mentioned how he loved to cipher. I didn’t know what that word meant […] Read more…

How to Focus on Health if You Don’t Want to Lose Weight

Being uncomfortable in our own skin is like being simultaneously caged and exposed. On one hand, we feel trapped in our body; our shame and dissatisfaction makes us wish we could shed our shell. On the other hand, we feel like our body is under a magnifying glass. In our mind, everyone sees our flaws […] Read more…

How To Give A Fuck

Something happens whenever I go out to eat. I could step out the door with the best intentions to eat sensibly, but when it’s time to order, the words fried, battered, or crispy inevitably come out of my mouth. Some people have a weakness for sugar, but fried is my favorite flavor.   Now, that’s […] Read more…

What is a 1-rep max and should you try it?

Most of us are interested in progress. Our human nature, on both an individual and collective scale, strives to improve, evolve and grow. This manifests in a variety of ways, from strength and mindset to social issues and technology. I think you know which angle I’m going to take in this post 😉   In […] Read more…

7 Tips For Breaking Through A Plateau

You know what’s more maddening than being stuck in an uphill battle? Being stranded in a plateau with nowhere to go. At least when we’re crawling uphill there’s a definitive (although steep and difficult) path. When it comes to fat loss (or any fitness endeavor), being stuck in a plateau can leave us feeling incredibly […] Read more…

Creating a Home Workout From Beginners to Advanced

If you’ve been following me, you know the past two months were stressful due to my home renovation (which came out beautiful, btw). I also had some deadlines due during this time. So between running to home depot all the damn time, dealing with contractors, my house being a mess, managing my workload and trying […] Read more…

4 Unexpected Factors That Derail Fat Loss

Have you ever found an old journal, and upon reading the entries, were transported back to that time in your life? That happened to me recently, and whoa. It was like reading something written by a stranger. A very miserable stranger. Fortunately I’ve done a 180 since then, in both my external circumstances and my […] Read more…

4 Easy Exercise Guidelines to Stay Fit

I was 21. Young and just starting to understand the world. Fresh out of a break-up from my first long-term boyfriend. I remember being on an elliptical machine, gripping the cool metal on the handles and peddling my legs against the resistance. As my body worked, so did my mind. I’m not going to let […] Read more…