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Making a healthy-lifestyle transition easy and enjoyable.

When you type in "what were humans..." into the google search bar, the first thing that comes up is the question "what were humans meant to eat?" That right there is proof enough that over the years, we have flooded the internet with hundreds of diets and lifestyles and have since confused even ourselves. We stand in the grocery store befuddled by what to make for dinner. We study menus at restaurants trying to make the right decision...but what is "right"? Is…

Why you should stop doing crunches.

When I see someone doing crunches, I want to scream and bolt over to correct them, even if it’s not in the gym that I work at. Even if they are doing them with so called correct form, I still don’t think it’s a very effective or safe exercise. I know, I know. It’s been a household and gym(hold?) staple for many years, and you might by ready to bite my head off, but read on and hear me out.…

Discipline, and why it is essential.

A long time ago, the grandeur and honor of joining the armed forces intrigued me. I knew quite a few people who joined to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan at the time, so it was all around me. I honestly wanted to join the Air Force and go to space. I was like a kid vowing to be an astronaut. But I also wanted to go because I admired the discipline taught in bootcamp. As it happens, I did not…

I am addicted to sugar.

I am typing on a keyboard sticky with icing from a cupcake, a cupcake that I told myself I shouldn't have. I ate it anyway, like I was possessed. I saw my hand reaching for it. I saw it grab it, unwrap it, break it in half. I felt my mouth chewing it and watering from the sugary sweetness. And the whole time, my brain is screaming NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Afterwards I feel disgraceful and I hate myself and my existence. But…