Fit Five: Laurie

Today’s Fit Five Friday features Laurie from Massachusetts. Let’s see what she has to say about health, fitness, and her body. 1. What do you love about your body? I love my extremities – my feet and my hands. At the risk of sounding like a deviant, I’ve always been …

This Is Inspiration

What inspires you? What makes you want to get out of bed in the morning, lace up your sneakers, and head out the door? What makes you keep going when you’re tired and sore? What gives you motivation to make healthy choices? Inspiration comes in many forms. We can be …

Glee’s Fat Problem

Confession: I don’t know why I still watch Glee. It causes me to roll my eyes so forcefully, I often think they will be permanently stuck looking backward in my skull. And yet, I watch. Mostly for Darren Criss and his charming ankle pants. And for the singing. I’ve been …

Fit Five: Kim

Today’s Fit Five Friday features Kim 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 love that my husband loves it. 🙂 I really like my legs. 2. What would you like to change …

Expectations

I spend the first part of each physical therapy session having heat applied to my leg. This gives me about 15 minutes to catch up on the latest gossip magazines. Last week, I was thumbing through an August issue of People when I stumbled on this article. It’s about five …

Demotivation

Would you let your child go on a national weight-loss television show? Jillian Michaels is coming back to The Biggest Loser, and the new season is going to focus on the ever-popular “war on childhood obesity.” Some people are taking issue with this, saying that children should not be fat …

Fit Five: Mandy

Today’s Fit Five Friday features Mandy from Washington, DC. Let’s see what she has to say about health, fitness, and her body. 1. What do you love about your body? I think there are a few things that I really love about my body. I love my calves; for some …

Measurements

Yesterday, there was an article on BBC News about being fat and fit. Great! Some mainstream traction for this important issue. In a nutshell, the article says that your “metabolic fitness” is more important that your weight. Metabolic fitness means that your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar are normal, …

We’re Not in High School Any More

I’ve mentioned before that in high school, I got picked on for being fat. I don’t remember many specific moments, but I do have memories of certain people (all boys) being particularly mean. Sometime during college, I was home for the summer and ran into one of those people. Not …

Fit Five: Julie

Today’s Fit Five Friday features Julie 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 appreciate the body I have, with all its imperfections. I love the fact that I have a healthy body …