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?
Continue reading “Working on Our Relationship with Food”
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.
Continue reading “When it Relates to Fitness, Time is a Construct”
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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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?”
Continue reading “When You Don’t Feel Like It, Do It Anyways”