31May
By: Neghar On: May 31, 2017 In: cardio, Featured Posts, Fitness, Metabolic, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 1

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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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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22Mar
By: Neghar On: March 22, 2017 In: body image, fat loss, Featured Posts, feminism, Fitness, Mindset Comments: 0

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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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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14Sep
By: Neghar On: September 14, 2016 In: body image, Featured Posts, feminism, Mindset Comments: 9

FEMINISM IS THE RADICAL NOTION THAT WOMEN ARE PEOPLE. And guess what? We can do pull-ups too! Imagine that. Feminism is the radical notion that we women can grow babies inside of us or choose not to do that very same thing because only we get to decide what’s...

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29Aug
By: Neghar On: August 29, 2016 In: body image, Featured Posts Comments: 3

These three photos were taken within seconds of each other, while playing in the Aegean Sea at a beach on the island of Naxos. The only thing that’s changed here is the lighting and a slight change in my stance. In case the lighting on your screen or external...

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20May
By: Neghar On: May 20, 2016 In: body image, Featured Posts, Mindset, poetry Comments: 5

You are. A goddess. A warrior. A force of intoxicating, feminine power. And sometimes you’re a mess. Sometimes goddesses feel powerless. Sometimes warriors feel defeated. Sometimes it feels as though the force isn’t so strong. And you are. Still a goddess. Still a warrior. Still, and always, a force.

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08May
By: Neghar On: May 08, 2016 In: Featured Posts Comments: 0

Things I regularly do with my son: Garden Make silly faces Have dance parties Watch and read Harry Potter Take walks on the beach Play backgammon Skateboard around our hood Make up ridiculous songs Things I don’t do: Volunteer at school functions Attend every single football/soccer practice or game...

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31Jan
By: Neghar On: January 31, 2016 In: Featured, Featured Posts Comments: 2

Isaac reached across the table, and without saying a word, placed his hand on top of mine. I had been having an especially rough day, during which, for a multitude of reasons, I was in an emotionally heightened state. I do my best to communicate when I’m in moods like...

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