Debunking the confusion and myths behind weight-loss.

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I don’t think I’m really saying anything controversial when I say that the fitness industry is making a killing on the average person’s inability to be consistent with their diets and programs.

From meal replacement shakes, to detox fads and ‘abs in 5 minutes’ magazines, the fitness landscape appears to profit a lot from confusing the masses (making $100 billion globally), in how to best go about one’s fitness journey and finally achieve the body that continuously eludes them.

I’m here to let you know, that I too know what it’s like to be on that hamster wheel. I too…

It’s easier to tolerate life when you're not afraid of the uncomfortable.

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I recently documented my experiences with taking ice baths in a previous article, but I feel like I left a lot on the table on the transferrable lessons it taught me that can equally be applied to life.

Whether it’s in the metaphorical or literal sense, cold exposure can teach us more about ourselves, our inner-strength, and rewrite the script of our minds of what we can endure and how far we can go.

I first tried the ice bath in 2014 and back then I could barely bring myself to sit in it, much less lie down in it!

It’s sweeter when it’s homemade.

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It’s no surprise to know that there are times in life when we simply don’t want to answer our calling that day, to do the things we need to do in order to move one step closer to our goal only to end up not doing it.

It’s not because we don’t want it, it’s because we’re equally trying to unlearn years of bad habits we’ve forged, and replace them with ones that better fit the identity we want to create.

It’s easy to motivate ourselves in times when we’re feeling good when everything goes our way. However, the real…

It’s hard to have regrets in life when it’s made it a better ride

A sand-timer representing the limited time we have on this Earth.
A sand-timer representing the limited time we have on this Earth.
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With just a few months left of my 20’s, I’ve come to ponder on the many deep and meaningful lessons this rollercoaster of a decade has provided me.

From surviving ruthless bosses, personal tragedies, and picking myself up from the brink of depression, here are a few takeaways I’ve learned that have helped carved me into the person I am today.

1. Life is Reps

Without sounding like a cynical nihilist, life, on the whole, is a pretty simple, borderline underwhelming ride for the most part (particularly during quarantine!).

Social media, with all of its benefits, has also played a hand in warping the…

It was too much power for this mortal to handle!

Fed up, tired, exhausted man.
Fed up, tired, exhausted man.
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I had no intention whatsoever of ever amplifying my sex-drive, so it came as quite a surprise when it happened.

Outside of a global pandemic, I go to the gym regularly, and my diet, on the whole, is quite balanced, so I like to think I’m making quite the campaign for myself in staying in the sex-drive game, when really at my age, it shouldn’t necessarily be the case.

At 29 years old and with 30 creeping around the corner, it’s usually around this time I should be beginning to dip in my ‘T-level’ production, but, as I serendipitously found…

And how the ripples of momentum can make or break it.

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Six years ago, I was overweight, unfit, jobless, single, and living with my parents. I had no direction, no path, nor a reason to get up in the morning.

I had been letting other people have a say in what my life looked like because I had failed to take the time to do it for myself. I’d cut corners, I tried to find the easy way out, and was destined for a less than ideal life.

I had been waiting for the answers to fall in my lap, for someone to fix me or even save me, not realizing…

Sometimes we need to look back to see how far we’ve come.

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Real growth does not happen overnight. Sometimes we can get so hung up on the process and not be where we want to be that we fail to see the deeper roots being cultivated underneath that play a massive part in setting the foundations for real change development to transpire.

Here are the four traits are hidden beneath the surface that we often forget and take for granted but go a long way in our growth journey.

1. A Shift in Validation

“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but…

From writing, dating, and addressing things we’ve long put on hold, the answer comes when we get out of our own way.

A pen on a writing pad.
A pen on a writing pad.
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The quality of your life depends on the quality of your questions

- Tony Robbins

What is stopping me from accomplishing my 5-year plan in the next 6 months? Why do I waste so much of my day on Youtube rather than bettering my writing? What’s the best approach to simplifying my life? What would _____ look like if it was easy to do? What would happen if I entertained this thought for the next 20 years? …

An amalgamation of Tony Robbins, and Mark Manson’s Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.

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Instagram and its contemporaries have played their hand in telling us what the best life is meant to look like.

Visit these platforms long enough and you can be led to believe that when it comes to winning or living the best life, you fall shy of the mark because let's face it, your life does not look remotely as grandiose or exciting, especially all the time.

That’s not taking a dig at you or myself, that’s just stating a fact of what life actually

And where we go wrong.

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For me, the greatest turning point any writer could hope to experience is when the pain of not telling their stories hurts greater than walking away from it.

Motivation does not need to come in a positive form to spur action, sometimes facing the finite of it all, coming to terms with the time we’ve wasted not pursuing something we’re passionate about, can work just as effectively if not more.

Despite that, good or bad, motivation can be fickle and can abandon us when we most want it.

Instead, the one true anchor we should focus our attention on is…

Sion Evans

MA Scriptwriting ✍️ Love stories that motivate and inspire people to achieve their goals, no matter how late they are to the game.

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