People need to feel safe opening up about these weird thoughts that don’t quite fit into a “normal” checklist of casual mental illness. There are those out there who just need someone to reassure them. There are also many who truly need this space so they don’t harm themselves…Read More
Fear not, ladies! I’m here to give you two days of upper body sessions that you can interject between your “project peach” workouts. These will keep your body symmetrical and strong without adding the type of bulk you may be afraid of...Read More
It turns out what you do in the gym is just training. What you can do at any time, under pressure, is your performance. These are two entirely different things.Read More
When you have mental illness, you can’t just pick up and keep moving. Sometimes you are sidelined. And when you are, it can be devastating to feel like a failure on top of the actual symptoms you are experiencing…Read More
If you are a professional athlete, you no doubt have a professional team of people who work you out at the correct intervals, both on and off-season. But what about the rest of us who may participate in competitive sports and athletic endeavors on the side? …Read More
I’m glad people seem to want to be aware of mental illness these days, but can I tell you a secret?
I kind of hate it, too…Read More
Everyone likes to bemoan “kids these days.” They sit too much, eat too much, complain too much, or stare at screens too much.
But, the truth is - it isn’t the kids that are the problem…Read More
My experience at the Gym Jones Advanced Seminar, August 2018.Read More
That time I got triggered for real. And the work that saved me.Read More
The quick-fix side of the fitness industry gives the impression that losing double digit weight and packing on pounds of muscle is simply a matter of sweating it out for a month or two while using a few strategic products…Read More
As an ardent as I am about never drinking the Kool-Aid, I might've had a few sips at the Gym Jones Fundamentals Seminar last weekend...Read More
Ladies – if you are one of these dreamers, I am about to hand you all the information you need to know to put down the dripping yoga mats for a minute and pick up some gloves! Mixed martial arts is most definitely for women of all ages, sizes, and fitness levels…Read More
If you look up “fit mom diet” on the Internet, chances are you'll be bombarded the worst diet advice on the planet. For women, you'll see calories slashed to basal metabolic levels (meaning the number of calories you burn at rest, before you even wake up and digest your first cup of coffee), or restrictive plans like green juice all day, veganism, raw, fruit-only, no-carb, fast after 6PM.
In other words, just about everything to crash your metabolism and whittle you to a weak, hungry shell of your former self...
If you follow me on Instagram (@ironbeaverfitness), you know I suffer from anxiety and panic disorder. This is something I have dealt with since childhood, but most predominantly since my mid-teens.
When I was diagnosed, there was no array of pills to choose from to alleviate the situation. This was pre-Xanax, people. Prozac had just come on the market and was not being pushed hard, especially at teenagers. I was basically given two options: sink or swim…
The truth is, to be a healthier mom, you need to make fitness an actual priority, not some far-off luxury for a mom with spare time. There is no secret fix that makes your entire life fall into place…Read More