By: Neghar On: June 06, 2012 In: fat loss, Featured Posts, Mindset, Nutrition Comments: 91

mod·er·a·tion [mod-uh–rey-shuhn] noun: the quality of being moderate; restraint; avoidance of extremes or excesses; temperance.  This is the story about how I went from crazy to crazier and ended up just a little crazy. I call that progress. I have lived my entire life in a toxic, self loathing relationship with my body. I grew up chubby, with a...

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By: Neghar On: February 29, 2012 In: Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 10

“I don’t know how you do it all.” I hear this a lot. It usually comes from friends and colleagues, and sometimes even readers, in reference to the plethora of responsibilities and obligations on my plate (work, school, kid, training, writing, etc.). How do I juggle so many tasks?...

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By: Neghar On: December 31, 2011 In: Lifestyle, Mindset, Updates Comments: 14

I’ve been out all week with a wicked stomach flu. Now, before you start feeling sorry for me I’ve already decided on my positive spin for this awful illness: Being home sick and virtually unable to move is a lot of time spent reflecting, and what better time to reflect...

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By: Neghar On: December 23, 2011 In: Mindset, Training Comments: 23

I’ll never forget the overwhelming exhilaration I felt when I performed my first unassisted pullup. I hopped down from the bar and looked around the crowded gym thinking, “Did anyone see that?!”. Never in my life had I thought that I would be able to do a pullup; in fact...

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By: Neghar On: December 05, 2011 In: Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 8

A little over two years ago, I made a decision that honestly scared the hell out of me-I decided to start this blog. Although I felt I had very little substance to add to an already rich online fitness community, I had a strong desire to write, more like...

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By: Neghar On: November 25, 2011 In: cardio, Family, Mindset Comments: 8

For the first time in 6 years I’ve made the cross country pilgrimage to California to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with my family. Eight hours of travel with a precocious 5 year old proved to be surprisingly peaceful, despite the obvious. The thought of coming home, to the land...

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By: Neghar On: November 30, 2010 In: Fitness, Mindset Comments: 4

progressn [ˈprəʊgrɛs] 1. movement forward, esp. towards a place or objective 2. satisfactory development, growth, or advance 3. advance towards completion, maturity, or perfection In the first year or two of training, you’ll make amazing gains. I remember a few years ago, going from front squatting basically zero, to...

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