It is with great pleasure that I can share this interview of Tanya Rickard with you. How we met seems rather unremarkable. We’re in the same yoga class and we both prefer the right front corner of the room. For quite a while we did yoga right next to each other without much conversation. I’m so glad that we eventually had a chance to get to know each other better because this unremarkable meeting turned out to be with a very remarkable woman.
Five years ago Tanya weighed over 300 pounds and now she weighs a healthy 150 pounds. She has succeeded at transforming her life in ways that are truly inspiring. The changes she embraced are not only physical but also emotional and spiritual. She successfully crafted a brand new and very healthy self-image which directs her journey today! Continue reading
Getting the benefits of weightlifting won’t happen overnight.
Maybe an understanding the basics will help.
If you go one step at a time, you can succeed at your strength training goals!
Below are just the basics! Sometimes too many details can be overwhelming when you’re just getting started. Hopefully, once you start, you’ll love how you feel. Then, you can dig into the details of each topic as you need. In the meantime, let’s get you started! Continue reading
What could be better than a drink that tastes great and is super healthy at the same time!
Toss the ingredients below into a blender, blend away and then pour. It’s as easy as that.
Cultural diversity awareness. Environmental impact awareness. Social justice awareness. Ecosystem awareness. Financial impact awareness. I’ve cared about and worked in many of these areas. But, I’m still amazed at the impact that self-awareness brings to every single thing we do in life including our fitness work.
Fitness always includes choosing to eat healthy. But, there are different ideas about what and how much to eat.
When it comes to the amount of food to eat, you can focus on portion sizes, you can follow the volumetrics approach or do a combination of both!
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Fitness plans commonly include attention to nutrition.
But it is less common for people to address some much needed foundational nutrition work. This work goes deeper than learning about recipes or what nutrients are in which foods. It is often necessary to examine and sometimes change our basic RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD.
That sounds straightforward but it isn’t. It’s hard work and it is very important work.
“That’s a claim you’re likely to see in advertisements for treadmills, stairclimbers, and cross-country ski machines. And it’s true.”
The average person struggles with implementing fitness goals over the long term. People committed to healthy change are generally pretty good at researching what they should be doing. But, realistically, for the long term, most fail at implementing these changes. Then they get discouraged and often eventually give up.
For that reason, I recommend this [sometimes] slower but extremely reliable approach to changing your health for the long term. If you do this, failure will fall by the wayside!