Tag Archives: Fat Loss

Two years later

On this day two years ago, I stepped into the gym for the first time and began my first phase of training. It feels daunting to try and encapsulate the last two years in a blog post, especially since I’ve … Continue reading

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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done, I thought to myself. I don’t know if I can make it all the way. It was the fifth day of our climb up Mount Kilimanjaro, the day we summited. I’m not … Continue reading

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A short update

I was hoping to write an extensive post detailing the results of the plan I followed June 3 to July 3–what worked well, what didn’t work so well, etc.–but I’m about to go on holidays, so that will have to … Continue reading

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Deep reasons

I’m a white, North American, heterosexual, university-educated, middle-class, Christian male in his late 20s. Life as we know it today has pretty much been designed to be super awesome for people who fit that description. I get endless support from … Continue reading

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Self-flagellation and Pinterest-ready platitudes

A dear friend of mine is an instructor at a big-box fitness franchise in the city. Once a month, I go to her Friday evening BodyPump class. I do this for two reasons: (1) To mix up my usual workout … Continue reading

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How to fall in a different direction

I have many writer-crushes–Chuck Klosterman, A.J. Jacobs and Chuck Palahniuk are three that come to mind–but my biggest is reserved for the man who introduced me to the term “writer crush,” Chris Jones. Jones, who lives with his family in … Continue reading

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The tyranny of the shoulds

I weigh myself once a week. Every Sunday morning, it’s one of the first things I do. If I weighed myself more than once a week, I would become too obsessed with the number on the scale. Weight can fluctuate … Continue reading

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