PED’s, gear, gym candy, ‘roids, juice, skittles, pumpers, stackers; there are a million words for steroids and other performance enhancing drugs in the strength sport community (and others) and their use is an accepted part of powerlifting and bodybuilding in untested competition (and tested, but that’s neither here nor there) … for men. Women, on the other hand, haven’t quite reached the “acceptance” stage yet. We’re still stuck somewhere between denial and bargaining, trying to become and remain competitive in high-level competition while also battling the stigma of virilization (both actual and perceived). Along with the “they’ll turn you into a man” chorus echoed by uninformed women and fragile-ego’d men, women also battle the stigma of our choice to denounce the ideal of “feminine purity” imposed by a male-dominated sport, society and world, not only by competing in strength sports to begin with, but by…
Will the faithful be rewarded When we come to the end Will I miss the final warning From the lie that I have lived Is there anybody calling I can see the soul within And I am not worthy I am not worthy of this Are you with me after all Why can’t I hear you Are you with me through it all Then why can’t I feel you Stay with me, don’t let me go Because there’s nothing left at all Stay with me, don’t let me go Until the Ashes of Eden fall Will the darkness fall upon me When the air is growing thin Will the light begin to pull me To its everlasting will I can hear the voices haunting There is nothing left to fear And I am still calling I am still calling to you Are you with me after all Why can’t I hear you Are you with me through it all Then why can’t I feel you Stay with me, don’t let me go Because there’s nothing left at all Stay with me, don’t let me go Until the Ashes of Eden fall Why can’t I hear you Stay with me, don’t let me go Because there’s nothing left at all Stay with me, don’t let me go Until the Ashes of Eden fall Heaven above me, take my hand Shine until there’s nothing left but you Heaven above me, take my hand Shine until there’s nothing left but you
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While I understand that the intrinsically motivated person is what many of use clamor for it really is misunderstood. In the same way we need to eat to fuel the body we MUST fuel the soul.
I laughed reading a well meaning post posturing about his disdain for those needing to be motivated to workout. Meanwhile he reps a pre-work out company. 😆 I guess quotes and videos are bad but a drink he gets a kickback for are ok.
Yes there are those that just do their thing. Nothing needed for fuel. Just them. Awesome. And there are those that love eating up quotes, articles and videos that they see as a valuable.
“Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”
If your spirit is stirred up and the product is a desired results, don’t question it. Use it.
what the heck does this word really mean? Wellness seems to be a popular buzz word that is thrown around a lot these days, especially in conjunction with the word health. I know I am guilty of using it a lot in my own blog, Instagram and even Facebook posts but when I stopped to think about it I was a little unsure if I was even using it correctly. 🙄 I caught myself dropping the word yesterday when I was talking to a friend of mine who I have been coaching for the last couple months and I realized it really can mean different things to different people. What wellness means to me may be totally different than what it means to my friend and to all of you out there as well!
I wanted to dive a little deeper into what this word really encompasses so of course the…