Tag Archives: fitness

On detoxing

There are certain products out there that line the shelves of health and fitness stores and promise you that you will “lose weight,” “digest your food better,” and “cleanse your body!” Well, they’re empty promises. Don’t waste your money. I’ll keep it short and sweet and tell you why. Continue reading

On a “LIT” pre-workout

Yeah, the name of the supplement is literally, “LIT.” LOL. I know, right? It’s made by “Beyond Raw” and is distributed by GNC. The idea behind the products in the beyond raw line is that they’re based on science and formulated in a chemistry lab, without any of the vague names some other supplements include in their formulas/labels. So, do they really work? Is the pre-workout really lit?

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On what’s in my gym bag

I get a lot of questions asking what supplements I take. But I’m gonna preface this post with the fact that supplements are a highly subjective topic. It’s like coffee- some people like it, some people don’t, and the people that do all like to take it differently. So take what I’m saying with a grain of salt. There’s no guarantee that the things I like are gonna be the things you like, or what works for me is gonna work for you.

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On why too much cardio is bad

They say too much of a good thing is bad. Well, cardio isn’t even a good thing. I mean, it is, but it’s just not fun. Let’s be honest, it kind of sucks. Every time I go for a run, the entire time I just think to myself “this sucks, this sucks, this sucks, ugh when can I be done!?”

Well, I have good news! Too much cardio is actually bad for you. So now everyone who wants to slack on their cardio (ahem, me) has a justified reason to do so. Allow me to explain.

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Just an interesting article I wanted to share. Will probably expand more on my thoughts of the importance of mindfulness and its relationship with Yoga at a later date, but here’s some preliminary reading.

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On fitness, Instagram, and fake butts

So, someone’s gotta be the one to say it: what is it with Instagram’s fitness ladies? I’m sorry, but half of them use fitness as an excuse to post what should really be considered soft porn. I’m definitely not saying it’s every fit chick out there. I can actually think of more than a handful that I like off of the top of my head! But as for the others…in all likelihood, half of their asses are fake. I’d put money on it. And if not their asses, then their tits. Is anyone even natural anymore?

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On an unconventional decision

No more than a month ago, I made the decision to finally leave my job. It was a decision I’d been thinking about for a long time– months, actually. I pretty much made the decision on the fly. Sick at home in New Jersey with strep throat, and stressed out beyond belief at the impending end of the semester / approaching final exams, the last thing I needed for my mental and physical health was to be stressed out at a job I no longer cared about. So I promptly put my two weeks in. Yes, there were many other (somewhat more serious) reasons that factored in, but ultimately, it was a simple decision.

I had one of the hardest semesters of my life. Honestly, my whole college experience has been extremely difficult, for one reason or another (which I will not delve into here). The one thing I needed was a break. I needed it for my sanity. So I took it.

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