Reflections on my resolutions for 2018.
Word Count: 1430 | Time to Read: 6 minutes A few years ago I stumbled on what is one of the coolest ways to think about exercise. Although adapted1 initially to describe how soccer players are the "ultimate well-rounded athletes," (a claim that merits some debate to be sure) the “Eight Pillars of Fitness,” as described by Ashleigh… Continue reading The Give and Take of Fitness
My spring break started not too long ago. A full two weeks of freedom from the rigors of academia and college-age angst. While I'm happy to be able to sleep in, take showers without wearing sandals, and not have to sneak food out of my kitchen, I can already feel the boredom slowly creeping in. Part of… Continue reading 5 Weeks to a Half-Marathon
Word Count: 1000 | Time to Read: 5 minutes In the two months since I declared my intention to bulk, few things have gone according to plan. I came down with a nasty cold within a week of my first post, which destroyed my appetite and limited my time in the gym. Then, less than… Continue reading Vegan Bulking Update #1
Word Count: 850 | Time to Read: 5 minutes | Time to Complete: 21 minutes When you hear the word 'vegan', does an image similar to the one above pop into your head? If it does, there's no shame. Although the consumption of a plant-based diet has myriad benefits (the prevention of heart disease, the reduction of… Continue reading Mean and Green: Adventures in Vegan Bulking
Word Count: 1550 | Time to Read: 6 minutes Note: This is the second part of a two-part piece on fitness motivation. I began part one of this piece with an image that is commonly found when one searches for 'workout motivation' on Pinterest or Tumblr. Among the search results, I also found the picture above,… Continue reading Rethinking: Fitness Part II
Word Count: 1700 | Time to Read: 8 minutes Images like these dominate most fitness-themed blogs on Tumblr and Pinterest: an inspiring message overlays an image of a woman with an extremely flat stomach. Their intention is well-meaning, of course. These pictures motivate people to exercise, to sweat and work hard. The reward for that work… Continue reading Rethinking: Fitness Part I