Posts by Xin-min


I see a lot of posts and videos and such on body positivity, body acceptance, and body shaming.  Then I do the unthinkable: I read the comments section.  It seems like a lot of people are under the assumption that being body positive or accepting/loving your body as it is means not caring about your health and fitness. Bullshit. It is NOT complacent.  It is NOT giving up.  When you have a strong, loving relationship with someone else,...

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Pride

Pride


Posted By on Jul 13, 2016 in mental game

Pride seems to be confused sometimes with arrogance, but in my experience, they’re wildly different. For me, pride is what keeps you moving forward.  So, what does pride mean to me?It’s holding yourself to the highest standard, no matter what other people expect of you.  It means if you know you aren’t putting out your best effort, whether you succeeded or not you commit yourself to improving, not accepting your...

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Sometimes, maybe many times, you end up at a point in your weight loss (or other physical progress) where you can’t seem to move past it.  You’re not at your goal, but you seem to be stuck. What now? As my trainer says, your body works to reach equilibrium.  So when it comes to physical training, it means your body adapts to the training you give it – building tissue it needs or tearing down what it doesn’t....

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Even On Your Worst Days

Even On Your Worst Days


Posted By on Jun 2, 2016 in mental game

When you’re feeling good, motivated, or happy it’s easy.  It’s really easy to have the energy and desire to get that workout in, to prep your meals, to jump in with both feet. But what about those days? Life, stress, depression, anger, anxiety, burnout, even boredom… it all can push your goals and grand plans farther away from get it done and closer to when I can get to it.  And yes, we all have people who care...

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