Current State: February

It’s been about two months since I last “checked” in, so here we go!


Only about a pound down from December, however, if you compare this post from my last current state post, you will notice I have achieved a little bit more definition (which to be honest, this picture is not the best depiction of, due to the grainy quality of the picture). Read More

Why So Serious?

This post has nothing to do with fitness. It does however have to do with my growing concern for society.

We are more connected than ever. Have more resources and technology at our disposal than ever- yet you look around you and many people have this serious, somber look on their face. Read More

“I Want to Lift, But Don’t Know Where to Start”

Jumping into the lifting lifestyle at first can be intimidating. You don’t know where or how to start.

You go into the gym unsure of what you’re doing, (usually) surrounded by big, loud, cocky guys, and girls who are more concerned about how they look than their actual “workout.” But you just really want to get fit, but don’t know where to begin. Read More

“Don’t You Get Tired of Lifting Everyday?”

If lifting is your lifestyle, chances are, you have received this question quite frequently.

People ask what your hobbies are and you respond with lifting; or if they know you well, they may flat out say, “I don’t know how you do it. Don’t you get tired of going to the gym everyday?Read More

Lifting Depression

I was diagnosed with clinical depression during my senior year of high school. Now, I realize that you may not believe in depression (clinical or another form). Here in the U.S., the most common solution is to take a pill to solve all your problems- I get it.

But let me tell you from my personal experience that clinical depression is real. Horribly real. Read More

The Poison of “Fine”

“I’m fine.” We say it all the time- whether it’s to others or to ourselves. But here’s the problem with being fine. Nothing grows from it; nothing changes.

Being fine is being content- in a bad way. It’s settling. It’s accepting things the way they are, because you are too fearful or doubtful to even attempt something because you’re afraid you’re going to fail. Read More

Mental Obsession = Physical Results

Most of us have been told since we were young that “you can do anything you put your mind to.” Now that may or may not apply to almost everything- there are some things that are honestly out of our control. However, in fitness, unless you have a health condition, or even with certain conditions, you can achieve anything you put your mind to. Read More

Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Don’t let the fear of “what will other people think” stop you from doing certain exercises! Likewise, don’t let the fear of “I’m gonna look dumb” prohibit you from trying new things. We all go through it. When trying something new you have to allow yourself time before you “get it.” Your body has to create that mind-to-muscle connection before you “get the hang of it.” Don’t do a set of something new and then stop because you feel like you aren’t doing it right or that you think you look stupid. Keep trying and tweak it till you feel it. Read More

“I Just Need Motivation”

I don’t have time. I don’t feel like it. I don’t know what to do. What will people think?

These are common excuses we make for ourselves when we are too lazy or too scared to go to the gym. We may want to badly, but don’t do it based off of these excuses. Read More