There are many factors that contribute to our performance; sleeping, eating, hydration, training, recovering. Each one of these factors has significant importance and when one or more is off balance we may not realize at first because our performance is still maintaining despite the poor care were taking of ourselves. Our bodies are such incredible … More Because of or despite my nutrition?
A theme has been popping up a lot in life for me lately; mental strength and exercise. I don’t mean just exercise in general, but being dedicated to a regimen and lifestyle surrounding it. This is not to say that every person needs to have their entire life revolve around being elite at their favorite … More Mental Strength
These past few weeks I have really made an effort to be more productive with my time, especially in the evening. It’s easy for me to get home around 8, make dinner, pop on a show and zonk out till around 10ish and then sheepishly make my way to bed. With Chris busy recording all … More You can’t hide from life
While reading a new book I recently bought I had a small realization that even if there was a pill I could take to fix any health condition I may endure, I wouldn’t want to take it. What would I do with my time then? Health is the whole point. It is how we live our … More Even if there was a pill…
To celebrate cooking my first meal in the new kitchen I wanted to make a special treat. At least that is my excuse for wanting cookies! This is a paleo recipe I put together based on what I had available. After a long day of cleaning the old place and already being at the grocery … More Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
I competed in my first weightlifting meet this past Sunday. One thing is for sure, I still have a long way to go and a lot more to learn. That statement is accurate for most areas of my life right now, and I’m learning or accepting rather that it’s okay to be a beginner. … More First Weightlifting Meet
Why do we put expectations on ourselves that we would never think to put on anyone else? “Be hard on yourself, but don’t beat the shit out of yourself” – Marc Maron from his podcast the other day with Bruce Springsteen. Words that I really needed to hear. I walk a fine line between productive … More Self Criticism
Success. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about what this word means to me. Up until recently I haven’t really thought about what I think success is. I guess I always thought of it as this destination that would have a sign when I arrived. People standing on either side of the road clapping and … More Some thoughts on Success.
Recently, the gym I work at has started to offer yoga classes a few times a week for the members. After seeing how well my group class has benefited from just 10 minutes of yoga three times week, we felt everyone would benefit from a full hour of this amazing stress relieving, rejuvenating practice. So … More The Case for Yoga
Let’s face it, sometimes we just don’t feel like cooking. The dreading thought of going to the grocery store, chopping up the veggies, and don’t even get me started on doing the dishes afterwards. Going out to eat can not only be convenient in some cases, but also an enjoyable evening with loved ones. Having … More Who’s making dinner?