Five Fail Proof Ways to Get Out of a Funk

You are not alone, remember that.   I’ve been in a funk for a while.  I can’t pinpoint an exact reason why, something has just been off. My motivation seemed nonexistent, I wasn’t exuding the norm...

Why You Shouldn’t Be Ashamed of Sleeping In

It's easy to be shamed for hitting snooze. News flash: Not being a morning person does not make you a failure.   Excuse me, are my ears awake?  Did I hear that right?     Yes, you did ...

Your Pump-Up Jam May Be Killing Your Workout

Sure, we can go ahead and blame Eminem for blessing us with arguably some of the best pump-up songs of all time.   Often times you see a bunch of elite athletes getting #hyped before a big game or t...

Why You NEED a Daily Power Mantra

Breathe in. Breathe out.   Adulting is really, really hard.  I don’t know if you’ve tried it lately, but trying to get all your ducks in a row has proven to be quite the challenge. Last weeke...

Bodybuilding: Embracing the Bulk

Bodybuilding is quite a deceiving sport.   body / build / ing (noun) the developing of the physique through exercise and diet for competitive exhibition   You work tirelessly for a number o...

Why I’m In Love With My Food Scale

Sometimes I like to pretend I’m a scientist.     I even have a white lab coat.   When I was in high school, my mom bought our first food scale.  At the time it seemed like just anot...

How to Make Fitness a Life Long Love Affair

“Sometimes, even I get bored with picking things up and putting them down.” -Eileen, weightlifting enthusiast   Every once in a while, I look at a treadmill and think, wouldn’t it be fun to try runn...
Extraordinary New Year

Dare to Be Extraordinary This New Year

New Year’s is a celebration of a new beginning, a clean slate.  These days, January 1st is seemingly synonymous with the idea of a “New Me.”  With all the hustle and bustle of the next 365 days and th...
The Weight Room, and Why I Keep Coming Back; Fitness

The Weight Room, and Why I Keep Coming Back

So you want my fitness story?  I don’t really think I have one.   After putting so many miles in on the treadmill, one day I just walked into the weight room. I don’t know why, but I did know that ...