Better than Bars Balls: Homemade snaccidents waiting to happen

Better than Bars Balls: Homemade snaccidents waiting to happen

One of the things I'm trying to do more of is making my own food. I rely perhaps too much on being able to grab an energy bar or a granola bar--which means I overpay, buying them one at a time, and I end up eating some things I probably would do better to avoid. I'm down for saving money, eating healthier, and making things from scratch--especially when I can figure out a delicious way to do it!

It's not how it looks

It's not how it looks

Keep in mind this: It’s easier to stay comfortable, even if the things we do aren’t really serving us. Asking ourselves where we can really get real to make progress--and being willing to dive in and do the messy work there--is uncomfortable, challenging, and the opposite of sticking with the status quo. But at the end of the day, it’s up to you. If you answered How’s that working for you? with an honest, “The best!” then ignore this post. If you want more from yourself and your life, then start digging deeper.

Clarifying "health" and making it easier to find

Clarifying "health" and making it easier to find

My current thoughts go like this: I won’t do anything that compromises my mental or physical health for the sake of changing the number on the scale. However, if something’s good for me—drinking more water, cutting back on sweets—that may or may not affect the size of my thighs, it’s fair game. Now, for people who are health-oriented and perhaps haven’t thought of doing things out of desperation to lose a few pounds, this might seem like an obvious, common sense philosophy to adapt. But for those of us who have done things like skipped meals, paid for strange supplements, pushed our bodies through sickness and exhaustion, or have made ourselves throw up after eating too much, that simplicity is perfect.

"Enough" already: Defining it for ourselves

"Enough" already: Defining it for ourselves

So, where do our ideas about what’s enough working out or physical activity come from? Instagram? The people we follow on strava? Books? Blogs? Doctors? Magazines? My hunch is that we don’t often stop and ask if we’re doing enough and to think about how we define that. I know personally, I’ve fallen prey to the more is better mentality at all costs, without thinking about things like how efficient I’m being with my time, how I’m prioritizing all the goals in my life--not just the performance-related ones, and how exercise is fitting into an overall healthy--or not so healthy--lifestyle. 

Get Going: 5 Ideas to Trick Yourself Into Your Workout

Get Going: 5 Ideas to Trick Yourself Into Your Workout

So often we talk about “staying motivated” when it comes to working out. Whether you’re a regular exerciser or someone who’s trying to build a new habit of moving your body, there are going to be days when it feels hard as can be to get yourself going. Over the years, I’ve come up with a few strategies to trick myself into doing a workout--even when my motivation is MIA.