Archives for March 2013

Weight Loss, Fitness and the Comfort Zone

If you’re trying to make a lifestyle change that involves weight loss and physical fitness, you can’t avoid hearing that you need to step out of your comfort zone to succeed. Everywhere I turn I hear the same message – you must step outside of your current comfort zone to get results. The undertone is that the farther you step, the better it is. [Read more…]

Wordless Thursday: When to Consult A Doctor…

I don’t think today’s “fitspiration picture” needs much explaining.

I stumbled upon the following warning in the beginning of Frank Forencich’s book Stresscraft. I had to take a second look before I got it right. 🙂

frank forencich quote

You thoughts please!

Why Reality Weight Loss Shows Are Bad for You

Many people say that shows like Biggest Loser and Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition inspire them to lose weight and eat healthier.

I beg to differ.young woman doing crunches

As you can read here and here, the reality behind those weight loss shows is rather murky. Dehydrating your body in an extreme way or popping diet pills is not exactly something I would recommend to anyone.

Also, how are you going to feel when you realize you’re not going to be able to reach the kind of weight loss results that the show participants are deemed to lose? [Read more…]

Fools Rush In – The Smart Way to Get Physically Fit

Funny retro nerd flexing his muscle over blue backgroundIn my recent post about flourishing, I announced I’m ready to *finally* give a serious boost to my fitness. My fitness levels have risen steadily for a couple of years, but my progress has been so slow it’s like watching grass grow. Boring. No challenge.

I was very excited immediately after I made my decision. Then, after a couple of days I began thinking more carefully about my decision. How am I going to approach my project this time around? [Read more…]

Two Tips for Weighing Yourself Without Losing Your Mind

ダイエット失敗Uh, how is your relationship with scales these days?

Are you afraid of weighing yourself because seeing the number might lead to drastic deterioration in you mood and self esteem? Do you ever start a binge just because the numbers aren’t what you expect to see? [Read more…]