The Cycle of Unawareness: There’s a Better Way

1. Ignore your body’s signals. 2. Wait until your body is in distress. 3. React unconsciously. Hungry, thirsty, tired, bloated. You ignore the signals. More intense distress signals such as ravenous, low-blood-sugar hunger or extreme fatigue. You overeat… or lie down. Or, instead of ignoring the signals, you react every time, putting a band-aid on your body. Being Unaware costs you. The price? Being overweight, out of shape, tired, bloated, or unhealthy. Or all of these. Unaware and Suffering Body {Read More…}

Abs Just Part of What was Missing

Today I’m totally at peace with my world. My quest for defined abs has less importance – is this due to more solid self-acceptance? Although clean eating, exercise, and water consumption help stave off water retention, it’s still difficult to see your abs unless you have less than 14% body fat (according to Oxygen magazine). For myself, I would look like a skeleton at this body fat level; I’m just not willing to do it. So the question becomes: Is it {Read More…}

True Love at the Gym: Using a Workout Journal

I have the perfect companion at the gym. Helpful, motivational, and always by my side. If our relationship was ever lost I would be heartbroken – and damn mad. My training log – or workout journal, pick your name – fits in my hand so nicely. It’s become rather worn, packed with my scribblings about how much weight I’ve lifted and how many reps I’ve done. And it’s only been since I started using it – six months ago – {Read More…}