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
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
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
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
“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
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
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