Book Review: Can’t Hurt Me

As I sauntered through the brightly lit Barnes and Noble, desperate to find something that would bring me wisdom to get me through a tumultuous time in my life, I picked up a book I had meaning to read for quite some time: Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins. I had heard of Goggins, andContinue reading “Book Review: Can’t Hurt Me”

Vegan YouTube Must Be Stopped

As a 15 year old girl searching for ways to ~get skinny~ and healthy, I stumbled across videos by FreeLee the Banana Girl, an Australian vegan YouTuber. FreeLee introduced me to veganism, crediting the lifestyle to her lean physique (conveniently without mentioning that she biked for hours each day…). She claimed that ingesting animal productsContinue reading “Vegan YouTube Must Be Stopped”

Best (and Worst) At-Home Fitness Influencers

At a time when most of the gyms are still closed closed have been closed for what feels like forever (March 17, 2020–a day that will live in infamy), many of us have been relegated to at-home workouts. After months of trying to find the best (ie most challenging) at-home workouts, I fancy myself anContinue reading “Best (and Worst) At-Home Fitness Influencers”

Why I’m Abstaining From Social Media in 2021

With the start of a new year, many find themselves committing to new years resolutions. Following the unprecedented year we all experienced, this year’s resolutions will likely reflect the lessons we’ve learned and the smaller improvements we need to make in our lives. I know mine does. If I’ve learned anything from the past year,Continue reading “Why I’m Abstaining From Social Media in 2021”

Personal Responsibility in Health and Fitness

I was cold, and I didn’t want to do it. It was a winter night, and the water pipes were not as well insulated as they would be in the summer. The air was cold and biting, and I cowered in the shower like a toddler, telling myself it was okay and I didn’t haveContinue reading “Personal Responsibility in Health and Fitness”

Fitness in the Time of No Gyms

My goal for 2020 was to squat 225 pounds, which would be almost more than 100 pounds more than my bodyweight. That didn’t happen, since March 2020 was the thing of nightmares, causing my gym–my happy place–to close indefinitely. I’ve always been athletic, participating in a variety of sports since elementary school. In college, IContinue reading “Fitness in the Time of No Gyms”