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The Biggest Myth in Fitness

Jess got us Bon Jovi tickets for this past Friday at the Staples Center.   While I was born in 1989 and not exactly up to speed on a lot of their music, I knew a few songs and I was excited because we hadn’t been to Staples before.   Ok, I’ll be honest;   I was ACTUALLY pumped because I got to wear my leather jacket for the first time in public!   A few months back, I saw the jacket and I just knew I had to have it.  I started salivating and...

Monday Motivation: Installment 34- Kasey Esser

Monday Motivation: Installment 34

I like to listen to classical music when I write or for those times when I need to focus intently on something.   I know, rap is my first love when it comes to music, but that’s more for when I workout or when I’m in the car at 4:45am and need to get pumped up (no one can see me dancing to “Hot in Herre” in my car at that time of day).   While there is conflicting research out there regarding the effect of classical music on one’s IQ,...

Ditch the Scale to Drop Fat- Kasey Esser

Ditch the Scale to Drop Fat

It’s pretty amazing the power a round/rectangle object that spits out a number has on the self-image of so many people around the world.   This object is so revered that it can make or break someone’s day when they step on it in the morning.     Exercise and nutritional programs are built around getting this object to produce a (usually) lower number.   THE WEIGHT SCALE   It’s an obsession among some (maybe you).   And I get it.   Get number on scale to be lower = be thinner and lose dreaded love handles   Losing weight then becomes...

Monday Motivation: Installment 33- Kasey Esser

Monday Motivation: Installment 33

I’ll be the first to admit, I can watch TV, play on Facebook, look up random memes and get lost watching ridiculous YouTube videos with the best of them. Plus, I am always down for a Lost/Homeland/Scandal/Friends marathon lasting several days (our most recent marathon in the Esser household was Homeland Season 1 completed in late 2012…it’s been way too long and we are definitely due for another soon!).     However, I do my best to resist these epic temptations (most of the time) and focus my attention into becoming...