*We interrupt your regularly scheduled “Train to Be Awesome” series to bring you some information about The Skinny Rules from Bob Harper*
Let’s start this off with a disclaimer. First, I have no problem with women wanting to look “skinny” or “slender”. I encourage women to build the body THEY want, whatever that means to them. My problem with The Skinny Rules below isn’t about the “skinny” part. It’s the fact that those rules reinforce a negative mindset, contribute to OCD eating patterns, and are unrealistic to apply long-term.
Second, this article isn’t my typical style, but after reading “the skinny rules”, I couldn’t help but sigh in utter disappointment. After all, the wave of women choosing strength over dieting has been growing, faster … Click to continue reading
My letter to OCD eating habits.
Dear, OCD Eating Habits-
Despite our extensive and intimate history, it’s time I ask you to leave.
Actually, that’s too subtle. I’m kicking you out for good. Your stay with me was unwelcome and you’re never allowed to return.
For too long did I succumb to battling disordered eating habits on a daily basis. For years you never left my side — from the moment I woke up until I went to sleep. You were there.
You caused me much stress, grief, and frustration. I would constantly be overwhelmed with guilt and embarrassment.
I was always so confused.
I tried to do the “right” things and follow all of the rules to build a strong, lean, healthy, and athletic body. Little did … Click to continue reading
I was reluctant to write this article because I don’t have children. But, I had the privilege of growing up with a Mom who was physically active. In fact, she was the first woman personal trainer in our town. I know what it’s like to have a strong, positive, encouraging role model, and she’s the main reason why I’m a trainer as well.
It’s from that perspective I write these words. As the daughter of a woman who led by example (and still is!) and showed me what it meant to strive to be strong, to be the best version of myself and not to succumb to constant dieting, deprivation, and negative mindset.
Here’s an example of my Mom showing what it means to be a proud, strong, … Click to continue reading