Weight Loss, My First Act of Self Love

Weight Loss, My First Act of Self Love

I spent my entire life up until my early thirties overweight and eventually obese. With that body came quite a bit of body shaming. Mostly by kids in the school yard calling me names like fatty or whale. Being an overweight figure skater was also no walk in the park. I was often compared to other girls and just being so blatantly in the minority was a hard thing for a teen girl to deal with. 

However, once I became an adult things changed. No one in university ever critiqued my weight. My family never mentioned it. My friends never said anything. The only real place I felt judged was the mall. The fact I was limited to plus size clothing stores and had a hard time shopping with my thin friends was always a stark reminder that my body was outside the “norm”. Not to mention girls above a size 8 were rarely depicted in media. 

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When it Relates to Fitness, Time is a Construct

When it Relates to Fitness, Time is a Construct

Time. 

We never have enough of it and it goes by too fast. 

Time is also the number one reason people give for not working out. 

It makes sense, we live in a society that prioritizes being busy, specifically in the pursuit of career goals. Add in family responsibilities, a social life and just the run of the mill things we all have to do to maintain a household. It doesn’t leave much time left to get in a workout. 

Right?

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4 Quick Tips to Fit in a Workout

4 Quick Tips to Fit in a Workout

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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When You Don’t Feel Like It, Do It Anyways

When You Don’t Feel Like It, Do It Anyways

If you know only a few things about me, I am fairly confident that one of those things you are aware of is that I dislike running. 

Oh and that I love of bagels…a lot.

But for the sake of this post lets focus on my disdain for running. 

Today the sun was shinning bright and the roads were free of ice for the first time in months. Since Wednesday is a day I dedicate entirely to getting in a nice cardio session I decided to go for an interval run around my neighbourhood. 

I wanted to be outside and that desire beat out the little voice in my head screaming “Running? are you out of your mother trucking mind?”

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How To Get To The Gym When You Would Rather Sit on Your Ass

How To Get To The Gym When You Would Rather Sit on Your Ass

One of the number one questions I get asked is how I motivate myself to workout. 

My answer. 

I don’t. 

Motivation fades.

Trust me. 

Discipline will take you the distance.

You will never always be motivated. You have to become disciplined. 

You have to decide that you are worth choosing to take action over giving into temptation.

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