Three steps to achieving a better relationship with yourself and your body.
As I prepare for my speaking engagement about eating disorders and athletes, I have been having this thought (fear!) in regard to these young people I’ll soon address:
They might think that eating disordered behaviors and thoughts are normal.
Let’s think about that for a minute. What I’m saying is that the thoughts of wanting to become smaller, fitter, and more appealing are WIDESPREAD… and the behaviors a person will engage in to achieve those things, are normal. Read More
Last time I talked about doing away with a gym and competitive exercise. No calorie counting, no timers, no pace goals, no super-fit competitor on the machine next to me…
I’d say it’s been almost two years since I have been a part of a regular gym. On occasion, I pop into local fitness classes or college weight rooms to escape the weather or mix things up… but as a regular gym enthusiast (and because I still see so many benefits in exercise!), I found my stride at home and in the great outdoors. Read More
I struggled for a long time with exercise, and it came as a surprise in all the different ways I did: too much, too little, no motivation, a lot of motivation with an asterisk* (from my exercise addiction days)… finding a balance was difficult not only in my body and schedule but (mostly) in my mind. Read More
“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.” ― C. JoyBell C.
Are you a fitness-/calorie-/step-/mile-counter? Do you have all the gadgets and/or have a log for all these things? I’m seriously interested in how these work for you and how you use them to your advantage…
I’m going to talk to you about my struggles with numbers – with exercise and food – and steps I’ve taken to lose the calculations that drove me crazy for so long. Here’goes! Read More
I really feel honored to be able to tell parts of my story, thank you for reading. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, this is a good place to start- a look down my path, 12 years ago…
Send me a message or comment on what you’d like to read more about or any questions you might have. Today I wanted to look at, well, today. And maybe you can relate it to someone you may know, or habits you have noticed… Read More
Is it appropriate to weigh our athletes?
Someone recently asked me my opinion on weigh-ins for athletes, given my history with an eating disorder. I considered this question because I think, in some cases, it may be necessary. Perhaps for wrestlers participating in a specific weight class, measuring water weight loss or gain, or for monitoring health issues, weighing athletes may be required.
For the majority? Weight is just one indicator of health, strength, and fitness… so, weighing athletes, in my opinion, may not be necessary. Read More