Food is Not Your Friend!
Or your lover, psychologist, or the answer to whatever has your panties in a bunch. It is nourishment for your body, sustenance to keep you alive, and that is all it is. Unfortunately, very few of us eat as if this is true. We are conditioned from birth to view and approach food as anything but basic to survival. Constant bombardment from slick marketing ads, social events meticulously planned around eating (think barbeques, picnics, work/holiday/birthday celebrations, etc.),
When Losing Equals Winning
Boobs are overrated. Easy to say for someone that has them (Meaning, as a woman. I'm sure a man thinks otherwise.). This may seem like a peculiar way to introduce the After-After photos I promised to deliver at just over 6 months into my transformation journey. However, once again-it is a case-in-point: there is still no such thing as spot reducing! While my trifecta of misery exists no longer, my thighs continue a solo performance so steadfast, I believe I will nickname them
Which Exit Leads To Weight-Loss Success?
Your guess is as good as mine! Every month, there's another diet/fitness book touting 'breakthrough' advances promising the Golden Key to the City of Fit Forever! Here are a few teasers that you may have seen and I'll break them down for you: The 'Flat Belly Yoga, No-Crunch Workout' Promises to deliver a sexy belly in just weeks (er, how many?) without doing a single sit up. Of course, you will have to do other work, but none of the annoying crunch kind. It requires a mat, a
Pain Responsibly, My Friend
One of my bodybuilding friends recently shared details about a 'cheat' meal he had indulged in that had included fries. I told him that I would have been thrilled just to smell his breath after that meal and while I haven't had the desire to cheat-eat lately, a part of me was extremely envious that men can handle the occasional diet slip-up much easier than women. As my mind began to do a full-tilt towards all the injustices women are subjected to, I got a phone call that sna
If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes
I knew this would happen and I suppose I should be flattered. A family member contacted me, saying that she finally had a chance to check out my last set of progress photos-she was impressed and now she would have to read my blog to see how I did it. Oh no! That's not the kind of blog this is! I haven't posted my daily diet (who really wants to read about that) or my workouts. I have included information about them, but there isn't a road map for how I've come this far. And m
Actually, this is Jennifer. She has been my gym crush for a few years now, my real-life inspiration. This oh-so-gorgeous lady is very focused and a damn hard worker and oh! I love that in a woman! No fear! Such a beautiful thing! There are a lot of women in the gym but it takes a real winner to inspire me and because of this lady, I made the decision to get serious about what I was doing with my diet. The gym has never been an issue for me - I love weight training and feel mi
What Ratio Is Your Butt On?
With my 11 day break finally here, I thought I would catch up on sleep and take a stab at eliminating the bags and dark circles appearing under my eyes. Well, it sounded like a plan but 7 days into MY time and this is how it's gone: Day 1: Up at 6 am to make it to auto appointment, then to gym, then 12 stops before finally heading home. Took 45 minutes to unload the vehicle (no elevator and there are 3 flights of stairs) and put everything away and living in SoFlo means spend