“Continually push yourself harder. Never accept yourself as you are. You are always a work in progress. No excuses.” I often feel the need to counter ubiquitous messages like these in my writing. We are enough, as we are today. We do not need to change ourselves for anyone else. I do not need to… Continue reading Self-Acceptance & Improvement
Sound familiar? This is one of those lines of thought that I think so many people have when trying to lose weight or change eating and exercise habits. No matter what I do, it’s never good enough. The first question to ask yourself is “Good enough for whom?” Who are you trying to please? Who… Continue reading No Matter What I Do It Will Never Be Good Enough So I May as Well Give Up.
Since I saw you last, everything has changed. It’s a new year, 2012. I’m a new age, turned 34 on Jan 4. I live in a new state, hello California! I belong to a different gym, I work in a different office… you get the picture. I’m really excited about this change, despite the fact… Continue reading Since I Saw You Last
When I was offered a job transfer to Arizona from Massachusetts over 3 years ago, my general attitude about it was “why not?” I wasn’t particularly thrilled with Massachusetts, I didn’t know much about the American Southwest, and it seemed like my skills would be better suited to the work in the Phoenix location (they… Continue reading My Own Personal Fat Camp, Phoenix Arizona
One of the biggest obstacles to making a positive life change is stubbornness. As a Capricorn, this is supposedly one of my defining personality characteristics. The Stubborn Goat. But thankfully, I think astrology is a bunch of bull-crap. The date of my birth does not define my personality. The strongest things I have ever done… Continue reading Changing Yourself Means Admitting You Were Wrong
Last week I posted a picture blog about what I used to eat vs. what I eat now. The picture of before and after my lifestyle change were completely different except for one thing: my morning Starbucks iced coffee. I admit it. I’m a Starbucks junkie. Before I started trying to lose weight, I drank… Continue reading One Week without Coffee
I’ve heard this infuriating statement or something similar too many times not to respond: “I’ve tried many diets, I even tried the lifestyle change once. Nothing works.” I think there are a lot of people who aren’t sure what the difference is between a diet and a lifestyle change. Eating healthier foods, eating less, counting… Continue reading Is Lifestyle Change just another Diet?