The fitness industry is full of a lot of flashy trends that promise to help you transform your body. Every time I turn around I feel like I am seeing an article or video touting the benefits of a certain diet or workout, within weeks I am being sold something else.
It is all quick fix solutions like waist trainers, skinny pops and the countless other products that promise us results with little work. The messaging for these products is always centred around the aesthetic of getting physically smaller with no mention of health benefits. Therefore is it really any wonder that people don’t know where to start and are distrustful of the fitness industry?
For a long time I searched for the magic trick that would finally help me lose the weight.
I did finally lose the weight, 110lbs to be exact. I never found the magic trick, and that my friends is because one does not exist. I finally realized I needed to lose weight for my health, not societal beauty standards, and health would require consistency and continual effort, quick fixes will simply not suffice.
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news but studies show that less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after 30 days and only 8% of people will actually accomplish them by year end.
But you do not have to be a statistic, you have me and my no bullshit advice.
I believe that the majority of people fail to achieve their new years resolutions because although they enter them with the best intentions they leave out 3 key components to successful goal setting.
1. Why do you want to accomplish this goal?
2. What consistent actions can you take to help you accomplish your goal?
3. Why Haven’t I Accomplished This Already?
Continue reading “Ditch the Resolutions & Try This Instead”
If asked to define self care the first images that spring to mind are Instagram posts of bubble baths, Netflix binge sessions, shopping sprees and a tub of ice cream. It’s what I see on social media and what most of my friends define it as when I asked them.
However, once I shake those enticing images out of my head, I would respond that our current view of what self-care looks like is simplistic, harmful and generally bullshit that encourages weakness and discourages growth.
Once upon a time I too subscribed to todays current form of self care. Whenever I felt shitty about my day I would go shopping and ride that endorphin rush that came from swiping my Visa like I would if Jason Mamoa was up in my bedroom right now, hard and to frequently.
Continue reading “Why I think our Current Obsession with “Self-Care” is Bullshit.”
Last week I spoke about my struggles with binge eating and how seeing a counsellor and confronting a lot of shit from my childhood was the catalyst for me overhauling my eating habits.
This week I want to keep it a little lighter and share something everyone can do to cultivate a healthier relationship with food!
Are you ready for my big secret???
Do you want to know the little trick that helped me get my ass in shape?
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In my last post I blathered on about how a shift in my priorities changed my relationship with fitness and forever eliminated time as an obstacle to moving my ass.
This post is going to go over a few of my practical tips for how to fit in some fitness time when you’re a busy lady.
1. Schedule in Time
When I say schedule in time I mean literally. Don’t just say that you are going to workout Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Get out your calendar and figure out when and where and write it in. Schedule it in like a meeting or any other commitment you would not break. Think of it as an opportunity to treat yourself to time that is all about investing in your betterment.
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