Bodybuilding and the Land of Extremes

Bodybuilding doesn't fall into the category of 'extreme sports' like sky diving, motorcross, or windsurfing, but it has always been a sport that required a certain amount of "extreme" or "extraordinary effort". Not everyone can do it. However, today it feels like it's become the land of who's the most hardcore or takes the most... Continue Reading →

Has Social Media Killed Humility?

Humility, by definition, means "freedom from pride or arrogance"... also "a modest view of one's own importance".* Let me preface this blog post by saying that a lot of the pages I follow are fitness related - the fitness industry is known for being self-centered and obsessed with perfection and being numero uno.

How Many Calories Does Breathing Burn?… Asking for a Friend

Good news! You burn calories just by being alive... so even in your sleep, your body is working away to use those tacos you love for fuel. The baseline amount of calories that your body burns at rest (aka existing) is called your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). If you are actively trying to lose, gain,... Continue Reading →

Growth

In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh I'm going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow here's a chance to grow. --Carol Dweck Physical growth, especially during childhood, is fast and effortless. A typical newborn weighs 6 to 8 lbs at birth, and by 6 months of... Continue Reading →

Old School Training & How To Make It Harder

On the spectrum of adopting new technologies, products, or ideas, there are innovators and what they call "laggards". For purposes of this blog, I prefer to call them "Old Schoolers". I don't like the term laggard because it implies that they are dragging their feet - when in fact doing things the traditional way can... Continue Reading →

You VS your metrics

You are not a one dimensional human being. You are not your social media etiquette, a picture, a few things said under stress or through misunderstanding. You are much more. You are a fearless and wonderful soul who loves greatly. The people that matter are the ones that see all the dimensions of your soul,... Continue Reading →

Whatever it takes…

Doing 'whatever it takes' is often praised as the highest level of determination and a mindset many people try emulate... don't get me wrong, I've said it, and the Imagine Dragons song gets stuck in my head as much as the next person's. I think we need to really examine this approach however, especially when it comes to your physical and emotional health. 

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