Binge Eating and Intermittent Fasting

In my office, clients bring their struggles with their bodies and food. The battles that rage between wanting to be healthy and wanting to be attractive, or more accurately, to conform in some way to the forms we are told are attractive. These are seen as mutually exclusive and clients wonder what they can doContinue reading “Binge Eating and Intermittent Fasting”

Perfectionism and Obesity

Obesity in the United States is on the rise, with 42% of American adults living with obesity, according to the CDC. And in this new reality of coronavirus, the CDC states that obesity increases the risk of severe illness with Covid-19, making people 3 times more likely to end up being hospitalized (CDC on obesityContinue reading “Perfectionism and Obesity”

5 Common Misconceptions About Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are widespread and common.   They are estimated to affect 30 Million Americans within their lifetime, and roughly 900,000 Texas residents according to https://www.sagerecoveryaustin.com/february-eating-disorders-awareness-month/ As common as eating disorders are, they can seem difficult understand.   Even those suffering from eating disorders can feel confused in how to view the difficulties they areContinue reading “5 Common Misconceptions About Eating Disorders”

Post-workout Muscle Soreness: good, bad or irrelevant?

Been working out at home? Unless you’re a lucky sucker with a home gym, coming back to your pre-quarantine training is going to be a shock to the system. Yep, we might be little sore. But what is that soreness? Is it a good thing, or not? That ache in your muscles after a workoutContinue reading “Post-workout Muscle Soreness: good, bad or irrelevant?”

Thank you, Covid-19, it’s been real

Thank you, Covid-19. So far this month, I have cleaned my house throughly, learned to be a 2nd grade substitute teacher, organized every cupboard and drawer and found novel ways to workout in my house. I’ve also been visited by waves of anxiety, overeating, drinking more than usual, sadness verging on depression and too muchContinue reading “Thank you, Covid-19, it’s been real”

Is cardio making you fat?

Spending more than 3 hours a week doing some sort of sweaty cardio workout, but still not seeing results? Cardiovascular exercise is linked to being healthier and living longer. And if you’ve decided to shed a few pounds, you probably have tried doing more cardio. If you are grinding away at hours of cardio everyContinue reading “Is cardio making you fat?”

Warm ups: What and Why

The last 3 years has been a settling in process. Moving from the UK back to the States has felt weirdly foreign instead of an easy slip back into being an American. These 3 years have also been a transition from my CrossFit and small boutique fitness world and back into a large nationwide healthContinue reading “Warm ups: What and Why”

For your own good, Hit the Weightlifting!

It has been 2 years since I sat down at a keyboard to write for my blog.  Shameful.  Unforgivable.  I have reasons and excuses.  But let’s leave it at I’m sitting here in a different continent in a new and still not totally furnished home contentedly looking back over a 2 years of challenges andContinue reading “For your own good, Hit the Weightlifting!”

New Year in Texas: Early mornings and getting sh*t done

It is the second day of January and I wore shorts.  The day started off stormy.  Dark and thundery clouds rolled in fast, followed by rain that came in sideways.  It was 7.30am and I was at the box (the CrossFit gym), having just finished my workout.  But by lunchtime, the sun broke out andContinue reading “New Year in Texas: Early mornings and getting sh*t done”