until the light returns

It’s been a while since I have taken the time to sit down and write; no agenda, no real reason, just a chance to get my thoughts on paper and maybe help even just one person feel like they aren’t alone in the current storms or struggles they’re encountering. I have chosen not to talk […]

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An Open Letter to Anyone Planning to Watch “50 Shades of Grey” This Weekend {written by a survivor of sexual abuse}

An open letter to anyone planning on watching 50 Shades of Grey this weekend,   To be completely honest, I’m worried for the release of this movie. I am worried for the fact that this movie glamorizes aggressive sexual encounters, submissive women, and depicts pain, domination, and animalistic confrontations as intimate and desirable. There is […]

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30 Days to Ignite Your Fire

    This book focuses on finding balance. It will not offer cookie cutter meal plans, extreme workouts, or restrictive behaviors. It will, instead, guide the readers as they get ‘back to the basics’ regarding nutrition, challenge their bodies with workouts that can be performed anywhere, and ignite their passions as they look inside at the […]

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The Truth about Bodybuilding.com

TAKE YOUR HEART SPOTLIGHT: BODYBUILDING.COM I’ve been a loyal bodybulding.com customer since before I can remember. In fact, I have harbored such an intense loyalty to the company that I actually feel as though I’m being unfaithful if I shop anywhere else. Being born and raised in Boise, Idaho (bb.com’s hometown) set the precursor for […]

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Lessons learned (the hard way)

I just wanted to share a lesson I recently learned, in hopes to resonate with some of you (or at least give you a view from my newly gained perspective) xoxo -TYH

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What Nike meant to say was “Just DON’T do it.” (sometimes)…

The past few months have taught me a very valuable lesson. A lesson that I am still working on mastering fully, but a lesson that I wanted to share with you nonetheless. This lesson has been in patience. As Americans, we learn day-in and day-out that we are living in a fast paced world and […]

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[UN]realistic expectations

I have a rant that has been brewing for some time now. And I know that I am certainly not the only one who has these thoughts and feelings, but I am not bound into any sort of contract or agreement that would limit my expression of these feelings  (ps. any sponsorship inquiries or publicity […]

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THE INFAMOUS “AB” QUESTION

Let’s talk about ABS! Your gut. Midsection. Tummy. Belly. Stomach. First thing’s first, we all have a six pack. Every one of us. The “sexy six pack” that many people desire is due to the rectus abdominis muscles, shown in the picture below. These muscles run up and down the midline of your body, one […]

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AWESOME fat blasting workout to start 2013 off right!

If you’re anything like me, the holidays caused you to go from this: To this: Fortunately for you, now is as good of a time as ever to get into the best shape of your life. Before you know it, it will be time to put away the big comfy sweaters and bust out your […]

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POST HOLIDAY BEAST MODE: [ON] off

Just because you indulged a little bit this holiday DOES NOT mean that you should throw away your efforts to get healthy! You might feel like your progress has been lost, but that is all in your head. Now is the BEST time to get back into your routine, get a good sweat going, and […]

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