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  • 5 Things You Need To Know To Lose 11 lbs

    Posted on Dec 01, 2016

    Why 11 lbs and not 10?

    Exactly.

    You have a reason, probably many reasons, why you want to lose weight. What drew you to that specific number, 10 that is?

    Just some food for thought, as I discuss what you need to know to lose weight, whether it’s 5 lbs, 10 lbs, or 22.7 lbs :)

    1. Consistency is everything

    Whatever you do the most creates the greatest impact. Whether it’s listening to Taylor Swift slamming beers with your bros, or eating salads, whatever you do the most will have the most noticeable impact on your physique.

    No one ever gained 5 lbs from one pizza and no one ever lost 5lbs from o...

  • 4 Crucial Exercises For Fat Loss

    Posted on Nov 03, 2016

    Long story short, because these exercises use tons of muscle they burn more calories and crank up your metabolism much more than "isolation" exercises like sit-ups or bicep curls.

    These 4 crucial exercises are crucial because:

    1. More muscles used =>more energy(calories) used during workouts.
    2. Heavier weights lifted=>more intensity=> better for building/maintaining muscle with the pleasant side effect of burning more calories throughout the day.
    3. They are often neglected, which makes them all the more necessary.
    4. BONUS: Day to day life gets easier-carry groceries up the stairs, chase after your k...

  • 5 Of The Most Frustrating Fat Loss Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

    Posted on Oct 20, 2016

    I wrote this article because I want to make your life easier. Because I know how frustrating, confusing, and hard it can to put tons of effort into something with no result.

    I'm also giving you a free gift at the end of this article by the way :)

    Unfortunately, hard work and progress aren’t a 1-to-1 relationship. This makes it all too easy to get frustrated with stalled progress--the task begins to feel hopeless.

    And because I like you, I’ve assembled a list of solutions to the most frustrating fat loss pitfalls.

    Here are 5 mistakes my online clients conquer to stay motivated and end their f...

  • The Overthinkers Guide to Fitness, Nutrition, and Sleep

    Posted on Oct 12, 2016

    Knowledge has little to do with how fit you are. In fact, much of how I help my online clients is helping them stop thinking so much to get some clarity on this fitness stuff.

    And admittedly, fitness can be really complicated. This post will give you some strategies to help you not let your over-thinking tendencies slow your actions, or your progress.

    Health and fitness is hard enough as it is.

    Overthinking is a problem because of the “over” part. Overthinking means you’re not acting, or you’re acting in a frazzled confused way, not in the consistent, steadfast, resilient way you need to.

    Thi...

  • Fat Loss Jump Starts Don't Work. Here's What Does

    Posted on Sep 29, 2016

    Fat loss is a lot like pushing your Ford Contour to the auto shop down the street.

    Let me tell you a story that is definitely in no way based on my own experiences:

    Your car has had problems for while. You put off having it looked at. It wasn’t necessary at the time. You were getting along, always nervous about driving of course, but still getting from point A to point B.

    It finally broke down. You’re freaking out.

    1

    You’re panicking; it feels urgent. You’re wishing you bought a Civic, or that you took it to the shop before this happened. You’re stressed and kicking yourself for it.

    Now, you ...

  • The 89 Cent Fat Loss Secret Weapon

    Posted on Sep 16, 2016

    Any diet that puts you in a caloric deficit will promote weight loss.

    A caloric Whozawhatsit???!!?!

    A caloric deficit means you eat less calories than you burn. Achieve a caloric deficit day-in day-out for long enough and the number on the scale starts to drop.

    People fail at fat loss because they don’t stick with our new, healthy resolutions. They either deliberately throw in the towel, or they weren’t actually following the diet to begin with.

    My personal slant is most shouldn’t even mess with diets. It's more effective (not to mention faster) to practice healthy habits that promote weigh...

  • Conquer Perfectionism And Lose The Last 5 Lbs

    Posted on Sep 01, 2016

    "Many people think of perfectionism as striving to be your best, but it is not about self-improvement; it's about earning approval and acceptance." -Brene Brown

    Perfectionism is what’s standing in the way of those last 5 lbs.

    I'm sure you've heard yourself or a friend say something to the effect of, “Sigh! I’ve ruined my diet for today. I was doing so good! Since today is a wash, I might as well eat the whole box of double stuf Oreos.” This is textbook perfectionism.

    Why throw in the towel so readily?

    Rather than admit mistakes, shrug them off and keep pressing onward, we reflexively deflect...

  • 2 Hacks To Quickly Work Your Way Up To The Gym

    Posted in Fat Loss, Fitness, Diet, Nutrition on Aug 26, 2016

    I still practically shit myself whenever I work out in a new gym. It feels like the record skips and everyone is staring at you.

    You don’t want to feel judged by all the gym regulars. Totally fair. Nobody likes feeling judged.

    Unfortunately, until gym culture becomes more welcoming (it does seem to be on it’s way), most commercial gyms are going to feel like this i.e. terrible.

    Thus, the only way to be “fit enough" to feel like you fit in is to actually start going to the gym.

    You can totally get fit by most definitions at home. If you eat lots of veggies and protein and run up a steep hill/...

  • 4 And A Half Steps To Your First Pull-up

    Posted on Aug 24, 2016

    Getting that first chin-up is an amazingly empowering feeling and I want to share how I help my clients break the chin-up barrier.

    The first pull-up you do is the hardest one.

    After the first pull-up it’s simply a matter of consistent practice.

    I want to add that this whole, “women can’t do pull-ups” thing is BS. While men tend to have more relative upper body strength, women tend to have more relative lower body strength. This might make it more difficult for some women. More difficult doesn’t mean impossible.

    That said, it seems the biggest barrier to many women’s first pullup is mental, r...

  • A Crazy Ambulance Ride, A Fistful Of Stitches, And Hours In The ER: My Story

    Posted on Aug 18, 2016

    I have a big announcement at the end of this article, but please read the whole thing first. This is a very personal post for me and it wasn’t easy hitting the “publish” button.

    It’s my hope that through sharing the following story I can offer a perspective that helps people feel more accepting of their mistakes, their imperfections, and their struggles.


    I was bleeding pretty bad. I sobbed and I waited for the ambulance.

    I woke up staring at the filthy NYC subway platform. Why I was so close to the floor? How did I get all the way down here?

    Then I noticed all the blood.

    I stood up clutching ...

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