People usually celebrate their birthdays. It’s an accomplishment of sorts: being born and being alive. However, I find it somewhat odd, seeing as I didn’t actually do anything to achieve my birth or state of living. Luck allowed me to have two parents that decided to have a third child, the genes to not get significantly ill, and the fortune to not be in any tragic accidents.
So birthdays are a celebration. But they are a celebration of everything that we are grateful for.
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I’ll be honest with you, I’ve never actually traveled for work. My profession barely takes me more than a few blocks from my apartment in Chicago. Nevertheless, from family, friends, and clients, I have heard of the pitfalls that come with a job which requires frequent travel.
Sometimes you have a hotel gym with lots of equipment. Other times you are lucky to have a dumbbell. Sometimes you get off work at 6pm. Other times you get off work at 3am. Sometimes you have a Whole Foods next to your hotel. Other times you are lucky to get a 711.
Continue reading “5 Road Warrior Tips To Stay Healthy While Traveling for Work”
Finding a gym or trainer that will deliver what is promised is a daunting task. There is a myriad of misinformation in magazines and on social media, and dishonest sales tactics challenge you throughout the process. Below, I give you 5 questions you should ask yourself before you invest your hard earned money into this venture.
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At the beginning of this month I turned 26 years old.
I realize that I am young, and I have a long way to go in terms of knowledge and experiences. But each year I grow I little more, I learn a little more. And reflection helps to sink in whatever life skills I have acquired. That is what I intend to do now.
Below are the 3 most important things I learned in year #25.
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You made it to the gym and you are ready to hit it HARD! You are so amped to workout, burn some calories, and make some “Gainz!” (Isn’t that the lingo the kids are using these days?)
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So far we have covered aspects of Disordered Eating and Disordered Body Image. But what can you do if you have those thoughts, feelings, or actions?
Continue reading “Three Steps to Overcoming Disordered Thoughts – Part 3”
*Note: If you haven’t read Part 1, you can do so here.
Let me tell you a story.
I walk into a ballet class filled with normal, healthy-sized individuals.
As a person who is obsessed with being skinny, a voice in my head says, “Congratulations! You are the thinnest person in this class! You can feel confident and proud of your achievement!”
Continue reading “Disordered Body Image – Part 2”
Almost every person I have talked to has experienced some form of disordered eating. Women, men, young, old, skinny, fat, muscular, or flabby. We all experience it to a degree. My personal experience with disordered eating came in the form of anorexia, including spending time in a hospital and many years working with a dietitian and therapist. Not everyone gets to this point, but you can still experience the behaviors and they can still affect your life.
Continue reading “Disordered Eating – Part 1”