Category: Other Stuff
The downfall of the comment
With the advent of social media, we live in a world that is immediately accessible and available for commentary. Your ex getting married, Targets new marketing campaign, your favorite and most loathed fitness gurus, photographs of your best friends lunch and all your old co-workers drama is all available for your paroosing and commentary. Whats awesome about this is you have the immediate ability to give feedback on any and…read more
Body-shaming, love and anorexia
In my baby sisters last year of college, we were all worried we might lose her. Being four years apart, my sister and I have not always been best friends. Growing up there was a lot of fighting, mostly because we didnt relate to each other. But as we got older the connection between us has come to mean more. And when she doesnt know what to do, my baby…read more
Impossible resolutions to stop making
I love goal setting and creating positive intentions. Rather than do this January 1, I do this on new moons, new weeks and occasional Tuesdays for good measures. But not all goals are created equal. If the premise behind your goal is negative and self-damaging, the work put in will also be negative and self-damaging. Some goals people regularly set are impossible to achieve. The following are three Id like…read more
Fit lunch box?
When the people from IsoBag contacted me to review their product I was really interested. Id always seen all the super fitness folks carrying these things with all their food for the day but wasnt sure if it was worth the investment. So I thought this was a fun opportunity to give one a whirl. Its the granddaddy of lunchboxes, see for yourself. There are ample spots for water bottles,…read more
Becoming who you are
Nugget: As I continue shedding things (mantras, life-scripts, relationships, actual stuff) that no longer serve me, I find myself with a deliciously smaller life. Within the smallness of holding onto only what I value there is suddenly room for massive expansion. Its damn beautiful. Marinate on it: Letting go of the life script that I was unworthy because of my appearance allowed me to finally care for myself in a…read more
Never run on empty… the gas tank theory
So I had a mind-blowing realization while pumping gas the other day. Perhaps this is obvious to you, and if it is I wish you had told me! =) I was filling my gas tank all the way up and telling my friend who was with me that I was going to do something new. I planned to fill the tank all the way up and then fill it up…read more
You are more than your body, you are your body
This is a weird thing. Two dueling ideas that are not mutually exclusive. This is at least how Ive settled the matter for myself, that feels best for me. You are more than your body. I focused on this for a long time. I will be smart.. I will be generous I will try to be funny but behind that lurked If I cant be beautiful. There are a lot…read more
A letter to my younger self
My dearest Erik, You deserve your own respect. In your life, like most people, you will fall down and you will get back up. Trust your gut and your journey, but just keep getting back up. There will be times that you will feel like there is no going on. You will feel invisible, unheard and so small. Keep going anyway. You are never invisible. You were not meant to…read more
What happened to Fit Mama Training?
I started this website/facebook etc when I became a personal trainer. But aside from clients Ive actually worked with, nothing Ive done online has really been about personal training. Aside from an occasional blip about an upcoming boot camp and having services listed on my webpage Ive never even really used fit mama to advertise my personal training services. Fit Mama Training was never specifically about personal training. It has…read more
How to make social media a peaceful experience and not an aggrevating time suck.
Social media is full of people. People with different agendas, different goals, different platforms and different ways of communicating different ideas. Regardless of your personal views, you can easily find a bunch of stop to be REALLY irritated with. You can, if you choose, spend all day commenting on shit that makes you hopping mad. Even if you arent seeking out these anger inducing pages, sometimes you stumble upon them….read more