I really hope that my last blog spoke to you in some way. Talking openly about one's own struggle with mental health can be daunting. There's always a threat that others may use it as ammunition. Even so, it was cathartic to share, and it liberated me from the weight of those thoughts. Well worth … Continue reading Taking Up More Space and Lifting More Weight
Are you a perfectionist? Hyper-critical of your performance at all times? Feeling like you could--and should--be doing more, and better, even when you're past the point of exhaustion? Or do you feel like a failure when you miss a deadline or a lift...fall off track with your diet for a day or even a meal...when … Continue reading This Blog Isn’t Perfect, But It’s Done
I recently competed in a powerlifting meet to practice for my upcoming Georgia State meet, and decided to include a practice weight cut as well. I’ve been dieting down to the 57kg weight class for several weeks now, and though I wasn’t planning to try and make weight, I did want to have all of … Continue reading “Weight” Up: You Can Make Weight Safely!
My last blog explained the process of adopting and maintaining change, along with some ways to prevent a relapse back to behavioral procrastination (DUN dun DDUNNN). This time, I'm going to explain how I stuck to it for the whole 12 weeks without eating an entire jar of peanut butter or all of the Halo Top in … Continue reading Two More Weeks, Two More Things! (Installment #2: Hacking Your Brain)
Last weekend was QUITE the weekend. I finished my 12-week cut with Renaissance Periodization, having dropped 13 lbs and at least 4.5% body fat (~9-10 lbs of fat). I PR'ed on bench, repping 120x8 at 131 lbs. I passed the CISSN exam, which is the premiere sport nutrition certification through the International Society of Sport … Continue reading Two More Weeks, Two More Things! (Installment #1: Maintaining Change)
It has been FAR too long since I last posted. I make no excuses; I prioritized other things. The semester went into full swing, and between work, training, dieting, and a personal life, I decided to put this on the back-burner. There's only so much time that I want to spend staring at a computer … Continue reading 10 Weeks, 10 Pounds, 10 Things
A few weeks ago, I did a bit of Instagram networking and was invited to write a guest post. I picked one of my current supplements of interest, and one that I regularly use: tart cherry extract. You can read it here! I hope you enjoy it!
As is usually the case on Sunday morning, my kitchen turned into a secret laboratory while I engaged in pancake experimentation. These evidence-based griddle cakes may promote improved body composition and bone mineral density! If you haven’t heard about Bulk Supplements, you should definitely check them out. Their prices are great, and they are generous … Continue reading Sunday Morning Science–and Pancakes!
Good morning, and happy Sunday! I have been a bit out of touch this week on all social network platforms as I found myself buried under about 100 assignments to grade (NOT hyperbole!) along with a guest blog post to write AND my first-ever seminar presentation! Of course, these are all excellent 'problems' to have; … Continue reading Official Vitamin (Ph)D Facebook Page!
Apparently, I'm good at making pancakes. I promise, I wasn't trying to mislead any of you in my previous posts about hating recipes or being a terrible baker meant for Pinterest Fails. I just seem to have a knack for throwing a bunch of ingredients together to come up with fluffy, cakey, accidentally gluten-free griddle cakes full of … Continue reading Pre-Workout Pancakes!