If you’re setting intentions, be intentional

It’s the time of year that so many people around the world set health and fitness intentions, and this year that’s on my mind too. Now that the holidays are over and I’ll have a bit more time, I’ve decided to make a goal for the coming months: to strengthen my abs. I’ve set a…

Eating is not a privilege. But movement is.

“I work out so I can keep eating burgers and pizza.” Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard something like this. Raise both hands if you’ve ever said this. Both hands up over here. This was my rallying cry back in the day. I said it proudly and unprompted whenever I ate something “naughty.” I…

It’s a beautiful day to start a journey

It’s June. The sixth month. The halfway point. How’s the year going? Good? Okay? Off the rails? It’s the perfect time to check in with yourself about food and body issues — what’s working for you, what isn’t, what deserves more time, and what doesn’t deserve another second. Has a well-intentioned effort to “eat healthy”…

Numbers drive me nuts

Dieting is like a little prison built out of numbers. For people like me, counting, tracking, and measuring are not harmless ways to track your “progress.” They are sneaky little judgment weapons. Applying numerical ideals to your hunger or the size of your body is an invitation for obsession. You might as well walk outside and shout at…

What exactly does it mean to be “on track”?

Because it sounds suspiciously like a diet to me. Do you ever feel like you’ve fallen off track? Like you need to get back on track? When you dig deeper into those feelings…do they alllll lead back to food? That’s a pretty serious warning sign that you are limiting your food intake and feeling guilty…

10 body-positive reasons to exercise

I don’t have the easiest time staying active. I’ve never been a natural athlete or an adrenaline junkie. I kinda hate sweating. I really hate getting off the couch. So my relationship with movement has always been results-oriented: “Am I losing weight? Am I skinny yet? Have I sufficiently punished myself for my last meal?”…