The Scale: friend or foe?

The scale isn’t the problem. The scale exists to weigh your mass times gravitational acceleration.

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.

Dieting 101: Calculating calories and macros

DISCLAIMER: This is not intended to replace the work of a Registered Dietician or Nutritionist. If you have health problems related to diet, the following advice will not rid you of them. This is only intended as guidance for those who are overall healthy but wish to understand the mathematics behind how energy intake works…

Is body positivity promoting obesity?

Body positivity is a movement meant to empower women and men of all shapes and sizes to embrace the body they are currently living in. It should come as no surprise that I am a strong supporter of body positive advocates on social media. I wasn’t however surprised when someone asked me whether I thought…

“Fat” is Not a Size.

I went skiing earlier this year and as I started pulling my snow pants up, they came to an abrupt halt just above my knee. Uh oh.  I did the skinny jean dance and managed to wiggle them up, took a deep breath in and fastened the hook. I was okay to stand so long…

Reflecting on 2016, Preparing for 2017

I made a new years resolution for 2014 to get into shape/lose weight. I proceeded to start Insanity (honestly still can’t stand the name Tanya) that January and ended up just being 4 days shy of completing it when my computer crashed. I put my best foot forward and did what I could considering I…