The Prison of Perfection

The Prison of Perfection

Daily we are bombarded with images of “perfection.” Every time we turn on the television, open a magazine, or sign into social media, our eyes cannot help but focus on all the perfect bodies, perfect careers, perfect families, pets, vacations, and airbrushed Kardashians. These images paint a picture of what we’re “supposed” to want, what we…

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My 2016 Permission Slip

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Remember school field trips? The sheer joy and anticipation of spending the day outside the classroom at a play, a museum, or some other historical site? You’d rush home to deliver the all-important permission slip to your parents (and silently pray that they wouldn’t elect to chaperone). As children we’re required to ask for permission…

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Weekly Meal Prep 101: Five Tips for a Fit and Healthy Week

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“Abs are made in the Kitchen” Maybe you’ve seen that phrase thrown around social media and wondered “what the heck does THAT mean?’ Maybe you’ve wondered if it’s actually true. The short answer is…..yes. Well, mostly. Proper nutrition accounts for 80% (or more) of your results. You can train your butt off in the gym,…

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My Fitness Journey and the Road to Flexible Dieting

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It seems that some people are born with natural athletic ability. I, however, am not one of those people. Everything I’ve achieved has been earned through dedication, persistence, and sometimes sheer stubbornness. I’ve succeeded, I’ve failed, and  I’ve learned the hard way on many occasions Starting Out I never excelled at school sports. If there…

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How to Stop Dieting

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What thoughts or images come to mind when you think of the concept of “dieting?” Maybe you think of massive suffering, restriction, and deprivation. Maybe you remember the times you’ve tried to follow this- or- that diet, and failed. Maybe you remember how you gained back more weight after the diet than you originally set…

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