• 2017,  Musings,  Wellness

    Musings: Midtown Strong-ish

    Slow and steady wins the race… Okay, so there’s no real race. There hasn’t really been any this year, but that’s really beside the point of this post. I’m just using that cliched saying about how I’m approaching my workouts, especially lifting. A few months ago, I wrote the post It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way, which just highlighted that I don’t have to be all or nothing. With a knee that isn’t fully functioning, you can’t really expect to be doing things that a regular knee could do. It’d be just a little over a year since I randomly hurt my knee during my last soccer game of the 2016 season.…

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    Musings: It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way

    All or NOTHING, that is! Photo Cred // Milo I’m pretty much like that about all things. But I’m trying not to be. I can thank Camilo (re: Milo) my coach and the owner at Midtown for the slow change in thought process. I was telling him I had a soccer tourney and I was possibly going to skip the gym the Friday prior, to which he replied “Come in. Lift light. Get in the gym.” It resonated. Just because I wasn’t going all out doesn’t mean that I couldn’t come in a do light weights and get my body moving. Why does it have to be an all out…

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    3 Years [Midtown] Strong!

    Well, I thought I started in September 2013… …but I guess I was wrong, it was October 2013. As I approach my 3 year anniversary at Midtown Strength & Conditioning, I couldn’t be any MORE grateful for the crazy humans and gym that have impacted my life, my strength (physical and mental), my body, and my lifestyle. Random Midtown pics from over the years… It wasn’t that I wasn’t an active person who always went to the gym. This gym is just different. Here, I am challenged. I would push myself a lot, but I just didn’t have the education and knowledge of weights and the body, like they do…

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    Strong is the new skinny!

    Nothing taste as good as skinny does. Whoever said that, is correct for the most part. But at what point to you sacrifice your life, your passion, your soul to be skinny. I’ll never be what society deems skinny, but I’m okay with that. I don’t even think I’ll ever be comfortable calling myself skinny, even if I can get into a size 2. I want to be strong and healthy. If being skinny-ish is a side effect, then so be it. I see actual skinny girls, literally skin and bones, and I’m grossed out. I see fitness models and body builders and I’m grossed out. I just want to…