Thoughts From Three Months Under A Barbell

I started seeing a trainer last year. This is a function of making more money than I used to but also giving up years of hyperfixating on cardio, which I obsessed over. I used to go to the gym for a couple hours and not get off the elliptical until it felt like the calorie output number was high enough that there was no way the food I would consume the rest of the day would surpass that number, leaving me in a calorie deficit for the day (I did not know anything about calories then. I have deprogrammed myself now to not fixate on calories as a goal or even a metric I track). I was…

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Maya Kosoff

i’m a freelance writer and editor. you can also read me in places like the new york times and vanity fair.