Category Grow

Being your bad self.

20 quick tips to be your bad-ass self. Based on stuff I liked from this article.     Advertisements

grow: the dieting train.

I’ve been feeling fat again lately. There are tons of companies saying “It’s almost bikini season, buy our diet plan and slim down for summer!” and trying to make money off me. I also have my dance shows coming up in June, and I’m feeling lots of self-applied pressure to not look like an “adult” […]

April goals.

You may have noticed I didn’t do a post for my goal progress last month. I spent the first half of March depressed as the dickens, and only started to feel like my cheery self again last week/this weekend. March yearly goal progress: . Worked out regularly (4-6 times per week). Mix of running, dance, […]

A little wisdom.

“Life is more than our bodies. We need strong, healthy bodies to live our life to the fullest, but when our bodies become our whole lives, we miss out on the things we wanted those bodies for in the first place.” – from this post, thanks to Fab @ 50.

Grow: fixing my mistakes.

My two week low-carb experiment was a giant mistake. I can’t say I’m surprised. In the first week, I destroyed my balanced eating habits and fragile self esteem. In the second week, I said “Who the hell cares? I’m just going to get fat and deal with it. Maybe I’ll be happy then.” (I don’t […]

grow: the real deal.

Watching this video of myself gave me a bit of reality check. I felt terrible about my body after seeing this. I won’t go into details, but there is so much I am not happy with. Since I’m a female, I couldn’t help but compare myself to a very fit instructor setting up for the […]

January goal progress.

I am a big goal-setter. Not coincidentally, I’m also pretty decent at meeting those goals. One of my tips for achieving New Year’s resolutions or goals is to check your progress monthly. Here is what went on with my yearly goals in January! Goal: Work out 4-6 times per week, health permitting. Progress: I used […]

Goals for 2012.

Fitness & Health Goal: Run a race. Distance TBA, but it will most likely be a speedy 5K. Accomplish: Keep active throughout the winter, running when weather permits. (If you’re saying “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing/lazy people”, try running at the peak of a Winnipeg winter. –35 Celsius with a […]

New year, same you.

This holiday season I did something I’ve never done before. I have always counted calories, skipped meals, weighed myself daily, worked out excessively and said no to scrumptious desserts in an effort to avoid weight gain. I somehow always ended up gaining weight anyway, and being completely stressed out. Science, eh? This year I pretended […]

Thinking like a friend.

I have been mentally all over the place for the last few days. I felt determined when I wrote my last post, then I got really depressed, then frustrated, restless, and now I’m starting to feel a little more balanced out. Shortly after writing my “goals” post, I started to beat myself up. Thoughts like […]