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Workouts in the Real World

There’s a wildly popular misconception being perpetuated that in order to incorporate physical activity into your life you have to spend your days in the gym and your paychecks on high-end spandex. Both of those assumptions are patently false. Unless you’re Paris Hilton, you probably live in the real world where finding time to go to the bathroom while not simultaneously answering an email could be considered a small victory and an old pair of sweats from an ex is the only workout attire you own. Fear not, I’m going to show you how you can put together a simple, effective, in-home circuit training workout you can do in under 30 minutes, and you can wear whatever you want. We will keep it simple by choosing only five bodyweight exercises. There are a few advantages to structuring it this way, it’s not overwhelming for someone who might be just starting out, yet it can still be very challenging to those with more experience. Also, by sticking with just bodyweight, there is no equipment to buy, and you can do your workout anywhere.

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Your loneliness is a gift. Stop ignoring it.

I’ve had the opportunity to meet some really amazing guys since I’ve begun this journey. One of the topics that’s really resonated with me is “loneliness.” My friend, Phil McAuliffe can speak on that subject so much better than I can… and he graciously agreed to write a guest post. You can find him on Instagram or here on his website, thelonelinessguy.com

Phil McAuliffe, The Loneliness Guy (Check out his website here —-> thelonelinessguy)

The thoughts and feelings that come from feeling lonely – or socially-isolated, if you prefer – are awful. We can spend years running away from them. We spend so much time and energy hustling for the acceptance of others. We spend so much time numbing the pain or denying that there’s even a problem. 

Before I continue, I want to say how proud of you I am for simply reading these words. I know that it took courage for you to begin reading this. I see you. I honour you. I’m proud of you. 

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3 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Wearing a mask is NOT the best way to lose weight.

Without a doubt fat loss can be one of the hardest, most frustrating challenges that we undertake. It’s like a constant game of tug-of-war. On one end we have an idealized version of what we would love to look like, and we are all in. And then on the other end we stumble upon a fresh baked batch of chocolate chip cookies and go, “Oh my god I know I said I wanted to be supermodel hot and ready to frolic on the beaches in Ibiza with Paris Hilton and make her look like she’s my fat friend and not the other way around but for the love of sweet baby Jesus and all things holy, have you ever even HAD a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie?” If you find yourself struggling to shed some unwanted pounds and wondering why it’s not happening, let me help you with the top 3 reasons I have found that keep people from succeeding. 

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Go Under the Knife, or Go to the Gym

In the movie, Death Becomes Her, Madeline Ashton’s (Meryl Streep) lamentation on the inevitable decline of her youth, “Wrinkled wrinkled little star, hope they never see the scars” probably hits a little closer to home than most of us would like to admit. For thousands of years people have dreamt of, written about and searched for the ever elusive “Fountain of Youth.” From early Greek and Roman mythology to modern day (think, websites devoted to botched plastic surgery) we have always been obsessed with trying to fend off the ravishes of aging. But before you make an appointment with that Beverly Hills surgeon, or a deal with the Devil, consider this, there are several ways in which exercise can help keep you young!

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Is The Gym Judgy?

The other night I went on a first date and I experienced something that I hadn’t in a very long time.  Before I let your imagination run too wild, I will just tell you.  It was the first time in quite a while that I experienced being the “new guy” in the gym. I am pretty sure I have you totally confused now at this point.  I can almost hear you thinking… first date, you went to a GYM? How romantic!  That’s the kind of weird things that could happen when you ask a personal trainer out.  

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Please Don’t Make These Top 5 Gym Mistakes!

I would easily say that some of my biggest lessons came from some of my biggest mistakes. One time when I was much younger and a hell of a lot more naive, I quit my job, packed up everything I owned and moved halfway across the country to a place where I didn’t know a soul. I say that because even though I made the move for love which would imply I knew SOMEONE there… it turns out I didn’t really know him either. 

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