Category Perspective

Heat Acclimatization Done Wrong–Complete With Internal Dialogue

You typically can spot a bad idea from a mile away. I spotted it from years away, and apparently have spent the meantime building up the “courage” to battle its legitimacy as actually being a bad idea–bad, as in “people die from doing this.” I know age is supposed to bring wisdom, and I have […]

Decisions and Commitments

“You make decisions, you live out commitments.” You have made a decision to get your health, fitness, and body composition back on-track; you are not where you want to be, not where you were, and may be frustrated with where you are (hence the resolutions), so you have made a decision to make changes. I […]

Constants

No, I am not talking about mathematical constants like Pi and Euclid’s Number, and though they would be interesting talking points philosophically, I will not geek out on you. Yet. I’m talking about constants in your life. Today was not one of my best.  I left the house feeling very defeated and frustrated because I […]

That “One Thing”

This is one of my only non-fitness related posts so far, and as much as I preach “total wellness” encompassing so much more than the physical health, I need to start branching into the other areas that contribute to overall wellness. I have been doing a lot of reflecting lately during my downtime, which has […]

5 Nutritional Tips For Fat-Burning

I’ve taken just over a month off from blogging and am ready to go again! Many questions I am asked on a daily basis while working the floor at the Y or am chatting with a personal training client or friend boil down to the following: “How do I burn excess body fat?” You may […]

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 […]