“There’s just one way to radically change your behavior: radically change your environment.” -Dr B.J. Fogg, Director of Stanford’s Persuasive Tech Lab (1) I am fond of the concept that a person can be your “happy place” or that happiness lies in non-tangible things, but in this sense I’m going to literally talk about a… Continue reading Creating a kickass workspace
I’ve never liked bedtime. From a toddler to twenty-two, I’ve never been good at it. Falling asleep, staying asleep, quality, quantity, cat naps or long afternoon slumbers, the whole shebang is not my jam. Frankly, I’ve just adjusted to living on minimal rest and an arguably borderline unhealthy caffeine addiction. It’s hard to deny that… Continue reading Sick of counting sheep?
Let me rephrase, so you’re going to start eating healthier; because truth be told you probably don’t want to. If we could eat pizza and ice cream all day and achieve the same results as chicken and broccoli, well, we would all probably opt for the first option. But because it doesn’t work that way… Continue reading So You Wanna Eat Healthier…
You’re kicking ass in the gym: mobilizing, warming-up, getting after it in metcons, crushing your barbell lifts and maybe even catching a yoga class or grabbing the foam roller occasionally. But the fact of the matter is you can only get so fit without nailing a couple principles located outside the walls of Magna. You’ve… Continue reading CrossFit athletes: How the simple rules you’re breaking are inhibiting your progress
After my last figure competition, I felt completely lost. My entire life revolved around show prep, and when the show was over I experienced a dramatic disconnect with my identity. I had grown to hate bodybuilding. I didn’t want to do fasted cardio on the StairMaster, touch another machine, eat plain fish or drink coffee… Continue reading Picking a Path
I started a new job this week. It’s full blown corporate life: big building, lots of offices, important business, professional outfits, the whole 9-yards. I can expand on the position later, but I’d like you to note this is a dramatic change from my college barista gig I had for the last two years, and… Continue reading Lunchtime thoughts
Following the amazing upset by the Cleveland Cavalier’s during game 7 of the NBA finals, the TV station cut to their usual news broadcast. My roommate and I were relaxing on the couch, reflecting on the emotions we felt watching LeBron cry tears of gratitude. Not even a few minutes into the newscast, we couldn’t… Continue reading Love is the remedy