“I was on my own journey of self-reflection – somewhere between accepting myself as I am and wanting to become the best I can be…”
How to get from where you are to where you want to be.
“I don’t believe in overtraining. I believe in under-recovery.” – Coach Burgener I’m writing this on a day I’m skipping lifting and going to Yin yoga instead. If you’re like me (a perfectionist, a high achiever, a “goal-getter”) you might be thinking, “She’s gone insane.” Or maybe you’re excited, believing if I keep this up you’ve got… Continue reading Train Hard, Recover Harder: Why Less is More
Being an athlete is hard and becoming a great athlete is even harder. Here are the top 9 things I wish I knew when I started training seriously, and as any tricky writer would, I saved the most important point until last and you won’t experience it with full gusto unless you read them all, so, do that.
1. Training environment is everything.
“If you want to squat 500 lbs, go to a gym where everyone squats 500 lbs.” – someone who knows things about lifting.
I was just minding my own business suntanning on my Delta Airlines blanket on Miami Beach when a business card that read “Spiritual Guidance by Eva” floated down in front of my face…
How do we love ourselves when we’re 15 lbs too heavy, blemished skin, struggling to get out of bed at a decent time in the morning?
How do we love ourselves with all our fears of failing or being inadequate?
“What’s wrong with bein’, what’s wrong with bein’, what’s wrong with bein’ confident? Uh uh uh…”
Nothing, Demi. In fact, I think one of the major plagues affecting our society is a lack of self-confidence, and I truly believe that confidence has the power to change our world.