Doctor, Doctor

What a morning I’ve had. I went to see a new doctor today, about some issues I’ve been having with my hormones. He’s highly respected in the community, and I felt lucky to get an appointment with him on relatively short notice. I felt confident that he would listen to …

Winter Workouts

I was hoping we wouldn’t have this discussion for a few more weeks, but the time has come. The weather has turned cold and a little blustery. It snowed here yesterday (although it didn’t stick). So this turn in the weather begs the question: How do your workouts change when …

Fit Five: Tricia

Today’s Fit Five Friday features Tricia from New York. Let’s see what she has to say about health, fitness, and her body. 1. What do you love about your body? I like my height. It’s great to be tall! Fortunately or unfortunately, it can hide weight gain. But, I also …

Trick or Treat?

Happy Halloween! It’s my favorite day of the year. I’ve got my black and orange striped tights on, and I’m looking forward to the many treats that my coworkers will be bringing to the office today. Here’s a little lesson that’s perfect for this spookiest of holidays, and one that …

WWBS?

A friend of mine (I’ll call her Patty) has really bad self-esteem when it comes to her body. I mean, really bad. I asked her to fill out a Fit Five survey, but she got stuck on the first question: She couldn’t think of a single thing she liked about …

Fit Five: Jennifer

Today’s Fit Five Friday features Jennifer from New York. Let’s see what she has to say about health, fitness, and her body. 1. What do you love about your body? I like that I am not skin and bones, never have been, never will be. I love my curves and …

Confidence

“You’re too confident.” I’ve been told numerous times that I’m intimidating to men because I’m “too” confident. Is this really something that bothers men? Is that the reason I can’t seem to meet anyone? I had a discussion about this with some friends lately. Some think that men actually prefer …

At the Gym

When I was working on healing up my injured leg so I could do my ninth half marathon, my physical therapist recommended that I join a gym. The free session with the personal trainer at the gym I joined turned out to be both a nightmare and a blessing – …

Fit Five: Erin

Today’s Fit Five Friday features Erin from New York. Let’s see what she has to say about health, fitness, and her body. 1. What do you love about your body? I have great hair, a winning smile (thank you Dr. Rivoli), and a mole on my left check that my …

Biggest Loser: Calorie Knockout

I’m finally getting back into a regular (non-marathon-training) workout routine. Which means I’m digging through my giant stack of workout DVDs and seeing how much my recovered-from-an-injury body can take. The other night, I put in Biggest Loser: Calorie Knockout, which features separate workout sections by Dolvett Quince, Anna Kournikova, and …