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Looking Fear in the Face

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James If I hadn’t felt so close to my dear camp friends – a comfort one can only feel around the group of people with which she eats, sleeps, plays, and lives (undresses in front of and showers next to) for eight weeks – I would have been much more embarrassed by my sweating issue. It wasn’t so much an “issue” as a consequence – of my morbid obesity. We spent our scorching hot and humid summer days playing sports outside in the sun,…

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Breaking the (Gym) Barriers

I only thought about being a trainer; I didn’t think about being a female trainer. I didn’t realize that I was, and would continue to be, making a statement about feminism and femininity by choosing to follow my dreams into the gym. I didn’t realize that I was crossing some sort of invisible line, perhaps even overstepping boundaries if you ask someone old school enough. I didn’t think about having a “dude’s” job and it didn’t occur to me that most females didn’t even feel comfortable in what would soon become my workplace. My home. I didn’t think about being different; I…

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#MOTIVATIONMYTHMONDAY

Especially following an eventful weekend and a case of the Sunday scaries, I definitely still feel the need to regroup, recharge, realign and reset every Monday morning. Now, though, it has very little to do with my body and everything to do with my mind. It wasn’t about the squat rack or leg press today; it was about much more important yet invisible form of personal progress.

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I’m Not Here For (Just) Fitness

I lived the first 18 years of my life morbidly obese, and I credit those days with providing me a broad span of values outside of what I look like. I could never let my body define me because it would have only limited me – I therefore have never been one to judge others or myself based on appearances. I grew up with an innate understanding that your body is not your worth, and you are truly the person beneath the shell. That, among other reasons, is why I’m so grateful for my past. Every pound of it. I’ve…

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