18Jan
By: Neghar On: January 18, 2016 In: body image, Featured, Featured Posts, Mindset Comments: 12

  Back in 2014 I shared my “reverse progress” photo. At the time, it was the scariest, most vulnerable thing I had ever done. I was a fitness professional who had long clung to the idea that I needed to have a perfect body in order to be successful...

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21Dec
By: Neghar On: December 21, 2015 In: body image, Featured Posts, Fitness, Lifestyle, Lift, Mindset Comments: 13

It happened during a Strongman training session, in which there were very heavy sandbags involved. The task was, pick up a sandbag from the ground and carry it 100 feet, working up to your heaviest possible bag. I love this kind of stuff, and I loved the newness and the challenge of the task. And it...

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09Dec
By: Neghar On: December 09, 2015 In: Be Happy, body image, Featured Posts Comments: 8

I myself am still a work in progress, as i think we all are (especially women). my problem is that I am still comparing my current body to a body I once had. the different is that body, although thin, was unhealthy. Now I try and look at my...

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24Nov
By: Neghar On: November 24, 2015 In: body image, Fitness, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 7

Over the weekend I was relaxing at the pool with a Bloody Mary and a good book, and I overheard a group of girls talking about another girl. YES I was at the pool. It’s Southern California, what can I say? Some days in “Autumn” it’s 80 degrees and sunny,...

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21Oct
By: Neghar On: October 21, 2015 In: body image Comments: 3

What if we obsessed over the things we love about our bodies, instead of the things we so desperately want to change? What would happen? Would it be so terrible and unrealistic to shift our focus away from our perceived flaws, and onto the fact that we are all completely...

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25Sep
By: Neghar On: September 25, 2015 In: body image, Featured Posts, Fitness, Mindset Comments: 15

When we walk the Earth awake and aware, rooted in our intuition, we find that the Universe has a keen way of giving us lessons in instant feedback. I was privy to one such lesson just a few weeks ago as I was rushing to a Crossfit class at...

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05Sep
By: Neghar On: September 05, 2015 In: body image, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 3

I’m nursing a photoshoot hangover this morning. Typically I would spend weeks getting ready for a shoot, and the prep is never fun (think SUPER restricted diet and 2x/day workouts). The day of the shoot itself is a hectic, exhausting flurry. Hair, makeup, more hair, more makeup, outfits strewn about. Sometimes you’re...

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21Jul
By: Neghar On: July 21, 2015 In: body image, Mindset Comments: 2

Over the weekend, my husband John and I went to a West LA movie theater to see Amy Shumer’s new comedy, Trainwreck. John loves the movies, and he loves Amy Shumer; he’s got a thing for funny women. But we didn’t go to just any old movie theater–we went to...

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27May
By: Neghar On: May 27, 2015 In: body image, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 0

Last night, while sitting with a book at my son’s BJJ class, I came across one of my favorite quotes from Patrick Rothfuss’ The Slow Regard of Silent Things. If you haven’t read any of Rothfuss’ work (start with The Name of the Wind) you absolutely MUST. His storytelling is...

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06May
By: Neghar On: May 06, 2014 In: body image, Fitness, Lift, Mindset, Training Comments: 127

I have a confession to make that might get me into some trouble. Alas, in the name of female empowerment, and in the interest of transparency, here goes… I’m not particularly fond of my legs. For as long as I can remember, these gams have had a gargantuan nickname....

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