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Category Archives: Mindset

The Forgotten Side of Fat Loss

Most fat loss plans focus on the mechanics of physical change.  What to eat?  How much?  When?  What kind of workouts?  For how long? All very important questions.  And also a bit fun to think about, right?  There’s so much potential. But here’s the problem: the mechanics of fat loss account for maybe 10% of… Continue Reading

Stop Trying to be Comfortable – How a Little Mental Yoga Can Make Us Stronger and Happier

Stop Trying to be Comfortable – How a Little Mental Yoga Can Make Us Stronger and Happier

Does the desire to be comfortable hold us back?   Life is inherently uncomfortable, so if we get too attached to comfort, some serious avoidance strategies are sure to result.  Overeating is a biggie. In fact, when I think of struggles I’ve had, the promise of comfort is usually lurking around. Overeating, anxiety, reluctance to… Continue Reading

Let’s Show that NY Resolution Some Love – The BCD Plan

Let’s Show that NY Resolution Some Love – The BCD Plan

Are New Year resolutions worthless?   Strolling around the internet, it’s clear that many health and fitness professionals despise New Year’s resolutions.  They tag them as BS – a waste of time and energy, and maybe even a sign of weakness.  If you’ve made a resolution, you might feel a little sheepish about it.   But wait –… Continue Reading

If you had a million …

“If someone gave you a million dollars to hold this pose, would you do it?”    Most Sundays I go to my favorite yoga studio, Tiger Dog Hot Yoga in Evanston.  I feel lucky when the teacher is Stuart, who is also the studio owner.  He’s the perfect blend of humor and intensity, and he’s also… Continue Reading