Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Controllables Versus the Uncontrollables

There are a few words that are commonly misunderstood, but communicate very similar concepts, in the world of women’s strength training.  When talking with women about how they would like their physique to look, I often hear the following: sculpted, toned, shaped, defined, but “not bulky.” What this translates to is: I want to be […]

Relationships and Empathy

I am not one who easily sympathizes—I am much better at empathizing.  I think this week has been great in empathy development, though I suspect life might be a little easier if I sympathized well. There are some things in life that you know are good when you have them.  My amazing girlfriends in Lynchburg […]

The “Dieting” Mindset Can Leave You Lacking–In More Than Just Satiety

I have to preface this: you are reading the fruit of hopping on my Facebook Soapbox a few weeks ago about the “dieting” mindset. Who doesn’t love that social networking gives anyone with an opinion the ability to express it…really… “…everybody is on a diet–it’s the foods we choose to partake of. The mindset that […]

Things I Have Learned While Cycling–A Newbie’s Chronicles

How I began cycling as part of a family of non-cyclists, and handling not being amongst the elite after years of competing with the best athletes around: I was an avid athlete growing up.  My parents gave me opportunities as a child to pursue various interests, and I tended to be good at endeavors I […]