It's All Mental

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!

21 11, 2013

Why Your Critics Aren’t the Ones Who Count

By | November 21st, 2013|It's All Mental|6 Comments

If you've ever taken my word for anything, then take this: check out this amazing presentation on vulnerability, courage, and being a sweaty creative.

19 11, 2013

Can Food Addicts Retrain Their Brains?

By | November 19th, 2013|It's All Mental|3 Comments

Dr. Peeke's new book, and learning to literally retrain your brain.

18 11, 2013

Understanding Calorie Counting: What is it? Calorie Counting Defined

By | November 18th, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss|10 Comments

For our first series ever, Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss will be explaining calorie counting, and ways to win the war. This is post 2 of the series - post 1, Defining The Basics of Calorie Counting, can be found here. Comments are always welcomed, and questions will always be answered to the best [...]

7 11, 2013

The Art Of Silence

By | November 7th, 2013|It's All Mental|31 Comments

Does sharing your goals leave you open to being sabotaged?

31 10, 2013

Did I Just Plateau? Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

By | October 31st, 2013|Debunking The Myths, It's All Mental|19 Comments

It happens to the best of us. Out of nowhere, the downward spiral we all want comes to a halt. We start wondering what's going on, and become unhappy. It might also be those of us who are just starting out - sweating our hair out at the gym only to go a week and [...]

22 10, 2013

5 Ways to Identify and Reject Sabotage

By | October 22nd, 2013|It's All Mental|48 Comments

Dealing with sabotage from friends, co-workers... and ourselves.

21 10, 2013

Making Foolproof Weight Loss Resolutions For The New Year

By | October 21st, 2013|It's All Mental|8 Comments

No matter where you turn, you'll find someone who is making that same tried and true resolution. This year, they're going to lose weight. That's right - they're going to hit the gym seven days a week. They're going to turn vegetarian (or vegan) and eat better. They're going to lick this thing. And it [...]

18 10, 2013

The Difference Between Enjoying Eating and Emotional Eating

By | October 18th, 2013|Clean Eating Boot Camp, It's All Mental|20 Comments

Eating emotionally is about hiding from a very prominent problem in your food...

10 10, 2013

A Very Big Piece of My Weight Loss Story

By | October 10th, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Inspiration, It's All Mental, My Journey, Running, Testimonials|128 Comments

The other night, on twitter, I was asked about different pieces of my story. I guess that means... more about my struggle? How I came to a point where I was comfortable with my efforts and my ability to continue on to where I want to be? Okay.. here goes. Once upon a time, I [...]

17 09, 2013

Open Thread: Do You Have Tips On How To Choose And Find A Therapist?

By | September 17th, 2013|It's All Mental|17 Comments

What tips do you have for choosing a therapist?

12 09, 2013

Dying For Motivation: An Open Thread

By | September 12th, 2013|It's All Mental|46 Comments

Someone - anyone - please... help me figure this motivation thing out. Where did it come from?

27 08, 2013

The 80/20 Rule… Fitness Style

By | August 27th, 2013|It's All Mental|20 Comments

Give up 80% of my successes because of the 20% that I struggled with? I don't think so!

23 08, 2013

Food Guilt and Food Shaming Are Not Your Friend

By | August 23rd, 2013|It's All Mental|24 Comments

How I personally deal with food guilt, and the unavoidable shame that tends to follow.

20 08, 2013

Is There Ever A Reason To Destroy Your Food?

By | August 20th, 2013|It's All Mental, The Op-Eds|40 Comments

Is there a place for this kind of behavior?

15 08, 2013

Losing Weight Makes You Hate “Fat People?”

By | August 15th, 2013|It's All Mental, Social Construct|27 Comments

People who lose weight start to hate fat people?

8 08, 2013

A Few Thoughts on Cravings, Deprivation and Indulging

By | August 8th, 2013|It's All Mental|20 Comments

My policy on depriving myself - or not - and indulging - or not.

29 07, 2013

Making Wellness A Priority

By | July 29th, 2013|Clean Eating Boot Camp, It's All Mental|18 Comments

If wellness were more of a priority in our communities...

16 07, 2013

The Importance of Building A Home Workout Routine

By | July 16th, 2013|Building A Home Workout Routine, It's All Mental|17 Comments

A big part of my ability to workout was stripping myself of excuses. I run a business. I don't have time to get dressed, throw my hair back, go to the gym, and spend an hour. That's like.. two hours worth of  time I could be spending on my business! I'm a single parent.. I [...]

5 07, 2013

What About Your Friends: Are They Helping Or Hindering Your Progress?

By | July 5th, 2013|Health News, It's All Mental|11 Comments

It's kind of a logical conclusion. We are friends with the people within our circle because they are like us. We're inclined to cling to people who make us comfortable in our own skin - our friends make us comfortable because when it comes to the things most important to us, we are all alike [...]

30 05, 2013

Why I Don’t Believe In “Cheating” On Your Clean Eating

By | May 30th, 2013|It's All Mental, The Op-Eds|20 Comments

I know I've said this before, and everyone jumped down my throat... but I don't believe in the concept of "cheating.""Cheat days," "cheat meals," and the like? I don't believe in 'em. It's ok to throw tomatoes at me. I'll just make tomato bisque out of 'em, anyway. I think it's appropriate to [...]