I assume that the majority of us have that one moment in our lives where we were doubted. Where we were told that we were nothing. Where we were told that we won't amount to anything. For the sake of the metaphor, that we were "Little Brother".
Someone makes outstanding progress throughout the first 10.5 months of the year. Then, Thanksgiving rolls around and they toss up two middle fingers to the previous 10.5 months and succumb to the temptations of the holidays.
This is the time of the year where most people throw up a middle finger to the previous 11 months, and with the added stress of the holidays, change in weather, and consistency of low quality food options put in front of us, we could potentially throw away a lot or even all of the progress that we've made over the last 11 months.
Inflammation gets a super bad rap though and it's very misunderstood. What most people mean when they refer inflammation to is "chronic inflammation" and yes, that is not ideal and can be driven by high levels of mental stress, physical stress to a specific area, poor nutrition, poor sleep, etc.
I ate the whole pint of ice cream. Years ago, I would have beaten myself up over it. The next day I was right back on track and making choices that best lined up with my values and what I want out of my life.
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Jess grew up an athlete and went on to play hockey at the University of Michigan, where her passion for fitness and total body wellness emerged as a means of improving her own health and on ice performance.
"Lastly, I want to thank each and every trainer that I had the opportunity to work with. Not only were they all INCREDIBLY professional, knowledgeable, and helpful, they were also just phenomenal human beings."
It can be super easy to try and focus on a million things at once when you're trying to lose weight and live a healthier life. However, what I found super effective was focusing on one small thing at a time.
"I had been dealing with hip impingement issues on top of my knee rehab, and I wasn't even able to get into a squat or hinge position. After assessing my movement patterns, strengths, and weaknesses, Mike provided me a few corrective exercises."
"I will just like to add that regardless of your level of fitness, or knowledge you have, this is the only gym you should come to. Period. If you are already strong, and knowledgeable, be prepared to elevate your game."