When it comes to changing our lifestyle for the better, sometimes the biggest hurdle we face can be mental. Here, let’s discuss those hurdles and how we can overcome them together!
Q: so i know this is going to sound a little weird, but i am terrified of the gym. i mean, it scares the sh-t out of me. like, i get all siced to get up and go workout, but then i envision some a--hole in a muscle tank pointing and laughing at me as i struggle with two one pound kettlebells or whatever, and then i flip out and decide to stay on my couch in the comfort of shonda rhimes instead.
Q: How do you fit fitness and healthy eating into your day with some of the challenges of living in a big city?
I know why you think you aren't motivated to workout, and how to change it to achieve your goals.
It's not that people don't 'love themselves enough' to work out—we just don't all define "loving ourselves" in ways that include 'working out.'
One of the frustrating things that I've learned in reading about depression is that people rely heavily on the idea that you should just be able to work out, and boom—problem solved. And this is sort of true. Sort of.
5 tips to help you control your portions, feel satisfied, and still shed the unwanted pounds.
There are some cruel and inhumane people in this world, like Dani Mathers, and unfortunately you are likely to meet at least one or two of them at the gym.
So many of you talked about how you'd 'fallen off the wagon,' and how you regretted it. Here's how to hop back on the wagon, and stay there.
Yes to sweets, no to soul-crushing workouts, and definitely calorie counting,but not for the reasons you think!
Sometimes, your exercise routine can feel unhealthy, and obsessing over it can take up so much of your time that it makes you fear that you're developing a disorder. Learn more about exercise obsession.
I believe I said, years ago, one more link for good measure, that the onslaught of reality tv show weight loss porn aggravated me to no end. I stated, very plainly, that these shows are little more than fat people publicly paying penance for being fat. As someone who’s lost a three-digit amount of pounds, [...]
Your co-workers bring those raggedy cupcakes and cookies in while you're on your weight loss journey because they can't help it. Really. It's human nature.
Some people will struggle with their first steps towards fitness. Some will struggle with motivation for a long time. But they can be successful, too.
Good books that take you forever to read because you spend so much time re-reading and highlighting are a treasure to behold. Here's hoping you'll find some treasure in here, too.
Some numbers that illustrate the insanity of women's clothing sizes: A size 8 dress today is nearly the equivalent of a size 16 dress in 1958. WTF?
Quote: ...if I wanted to keep my sanity and not let others define me, there was only one thing I could do, and that was to have faith in God’s plan for me.
Five things that I think we should remember when it comes to making ourselves better kitchen dynamos.
How do I go from eating a bag of verona cookies in one standing (almost a 2700 calorie venture, might I add) to being able to sit with people eating cookies and cupcakes and not have any, myself, if that's what I want to do?