Raising a “fat” kid in a diet-obsessed world.

But as I’ve come to challenge the distorted views and perspectives I’ve held for nearly 2 decades, I came to realize that none of my negative childhood experiences stemmed directly from the fact that I had excess fat on my body.

#Lifting #Fitness #Bodybuilding: Why Transparency Matters

This one is for the athletes, influencers, trainers and coaches of social media. Your content comes with a responsibility and it’s time to own up to it. The general public deserves it, and both your business and sport demands it. It doesn’t matter whether your focus is on aesthetics, strength or endurance. Your followers are…

Fat to #Fitspo, dedicated to disordered

I am exceptionally proud of my body, it is truly the healthiest it has ever been. But I seldom post before and afters to “inspire” because I know it only accomplishes 2 things: validates my insecurities and provides a basis for comparison to those most vulnerable. Eating disorders live inside of “healthy weight” bodies, “overweight”…

The perfect powerlifting meet

I am still digesting all the emotions from my second powerlifting meet that took place on September 15 2018. I competed in the 60kg junior class in a meet of all female lifters. Post-competition blues don’t seem to be an issue with me because I don’t actually place a lot of emphasis on the competition…

You weren’t fat, you don’t get it

I had friends in school, so this isn’t going to be a sob story about how I was socially isolated. I was anything but quiet and didn’t have ANY issues voicing my thoughts and opinions.

Essential steps for choosing a gym

This is a sensitive topic because a new job has forced me leave the best strength gym in the GTA, leaving me to shop for a new place that is willing to accommodate my obnoxious grunting.

Talking to women at the gym

“What a creep. He asked if I needed a spot for my squats” So you want to be friends with, or more-than-friends with, a woman at your gym. However, being a male, you have the choice of either never approaching her, or risking being labelled as the gym creep or a**hole forever.