New goals, new stress, same me

The calendar year is coming to an end, and like the type A that I am, this is when I start to plan for the next 12 months. I recognize my goals are only meaningful to me, but I do believe there is value in putting things into the universe for the sake of accountability….

The Scale: friend or foe?

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

What it really means to be a female powerlifter

Powerlifting is a sport that demands you do not suck in your waist, avoid food or remain quiet. It is a sport where heavier girls are stronger, and growth is celebrated. It is a metaphorical middle finger up to everything we were taught to define being a woman. 

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…

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…

Skinny: An Ode to Self-Love

When I was a little girl, people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I would reply with skinny.