31May
By: Neghar On: May 31, 2017 In: cardio, Featured Posts, Fitness, Metabolic, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 4

I have a meathead confession to make: Contrary to popular opinion in the strength world, I actually LOVE cardio. I know it’s really en vogue to hate on cardio in favor of lifting weights, but I just don’t care. I like to sweat. I like to feel my lungs...

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16May
By: Neghar On: May 16, 2017 In: body image, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 3

It was my first professional photo shoot. I’d done some informal shooting for other people’s sites and projects, but I’d never done a shoot just for me and my work. The shoot took place in New York City at my friend Mark Fisher’s gym, just a few weeks before...

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10Apr

Last week, during a fitness photoshoot, I intimated to my photographer and my assistant that I was the “heaviest” I’d ever been outside of my pregnancy. I put heaviest in quotations because I don’t actually weigh myself, and I think it’s just a placeholder for a variety of descriptions identifying an...

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29Mar
By: Neghar On: March 29, 2017 In: body image, Featured, Fitness, Mindset, Yoga Comments: 1

This is a screenshot from one of my Wildfire Yoga videos. As you can see, there’s some booty roll action and cellulite accentuation going on—I’m not ashamed of it, nor will I apologize for it. This is what my body looks like while in Warrior Two, and that’s just a fact. What...

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22Mar
By: Neghar On: March 22, 2017 In: body image, fat loss, Featured Posts, feminism, Fitness, Mindset Comments: 2

You know what’s gross? Racism is gross. Homophobia, xenophobia, sexism—gross. Oppression and discrimination are gross. Telling people what they should and shouldn’t do with their bodies? Gross. Convincing people there is something inherently wrong with them in order to turn a profit? Gross. Ketchup is gross. (Don’t argue.) But you?...

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04Feb
By: Neghar On: February 04, 2017 In: feminism, Fitness, heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 2

Fact: A woman’s primary purpose in life is not to have an “ideal” body.  A woman’s primary purpose is likely not primary at all, but an amalgamation of the myriad things that make her unique and valuable—but her body, and how the world views and judges it, is not at the forefront. Or at...

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01Feb
By: Neghar On: February 01, 2017 In: body image, fat loss, Fitness, heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 1

Recently I stepped on a scale for the first time in several months. As someone who used to weigh myself every single day—and allow the number to determine my mood—weighing myself only every few months is tremendous progress. I did, in fact, “break up” with my scale long ago,...

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19Jan
By: Neghar On: January 19, 2017 In: Featured, Featured Posts, feminism, Fitness, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 4

2016 was a year of extreme and unexpected growth for me, which, as many of us know all too well, is just a nice way of saying that I went through a lot of shit and came out alive.  Sometimes I doubted my ability to do so, if I’m...

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12Jan
By: Neghar On: January 12, 2017 In: Featured Posts, feminism, Fitness, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 2

I can’t become a warrior until I let go of being a victim. I’m wholly unashamed to admit that although I’ve been dealt this lesson over and over again during the past 3 years, I wasn’t able to fully grasp it until just recently.  The thing about the Universe is...

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21Dec
By: Neghar On: December 21, 2016 In: Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Mindset, witchy things Comments: 0

Rain drops fell incessantly, the drip, drip, drop creating a symphony of serenity, of nurturing…of cleansing. It doesn’t rain very often in Southern California, so when it does it feels imperative to revel in the rarity. I had a teeming agenda for the day ahead that I’d diligently planned the night...

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