Posts by Xin-min


This one is a little different.  I am a tech-head by nature and profession, and in the realm of fitness that means apps and my new toy – the Fitbit.   The beauty of technology now – smartphones, mobile apps, wearable trackers and wireless everything – is that all of it integrates with each other and you can log and track and share it all. The picture here is the data my Fitbit (the Charge HR to be exact) tracked...

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Decision Tree

Decision Tree


Posted By on May 12, 2016 in mental game

Every day you face a lot of little decisions.  Some of them are so quick you don’t realize you’re thinking at all, others weigh on you and hold you up.  When it comes to weight loss, it’s no different.  We all “know” the right decisions, what we’re supposed to do, how we’re supposed to eat, etc.  But even those of us who have been doing it for years still face them, and still get caught up. As...

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So a couple of weeks back, I joined the weight loss competition at my gym – Largest Loser.  I’ve been at a plateau in my weight for about a year, and it’s not a weight I’m actually comfortable at.  So I decided to change up my routine. Physically, I’m not as athletic as I like.  When I was training to fight, I was more agile, stronger, and I moved faster.  Currently, the extra weight I’m carrying is...

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Ever since I started exercising (maybe even as a kid doing PE), I have enjoyed doing stuff. Being strong, trying new things. Mostly since I started training in either martial arts or with a trainer, I enjoy seeing what my body is capable of. I’m (obviously) no bikini model, but I wouldn’t trade the stuff I can do just to be one. Athletes have the bodies for their sports. Not all of them are skinny or lean. But even the...

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Leading the Way

Leading the Way


Posted By on Apr 13, 2016 in mental game

I don’t know if it’s just a trend on my little social media feed or if it’s a larger issue, but there seems to be a lot of anti-hater commentary.  It starts with calling someone a hater, even if they just don’t share your enthusiasm.  There’s all the posts and memes about people you should cut out of your life, about how great you are and you should just go find other people like you to be great with....

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