Who Do You Trust?

Where do you go for fitness, health, and nutrition information? There’s so much out there – and so much of it is junk. Hopefully you don’t turn to fashion magazines for advice. So maybe you turn to a “reputable” magazine, full of sound and science-backed advice. That ought to be …

Watch What You Say

It’s hard to love your body. I don’t care what you weigh or what your shape is: looking in the mirror and liking what you see is tough. I struggle with it every day (cute shoes and a great haircut definitely help). Society tells us that if we aren’t thin, …

Fit Five Friday: Laura

Today’s Fit Five Friday features Laura 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? My skin – blessed with pretty nice, smooth, skin.  And I can tan nicely (in moderation!). 2. What would you …

Olympic Inspiration

I can’t speak for fat men, but when you’re a fat woman, finding clothes that fit, are flattering, and (gasp!) are fashionable can be a real challenge. When I was in high school, I wore leggings every day – jeans never crossed these wide hips, because I didn’t want to …

Don’t Buy It

What do you think when you see an ad with the words “quick,” “easy,” and “money-back guarantee” in it? Hopefully, your radar goes off to tell you to stay clear of this product or service. And yet, quick-fix diet supplments are more popular than ever. You’ve probably heard your local …

30 Day Shred

I have a pretty big collection of workout DVDs, as you can see. I love walking and swimming when the weather is good, but in the winter, it’s just me and my DVD player (and my elliptical). From time to time, I’m going to share with you my thoughts on …

The Start Line

Do you have a workout that you just love? For me, it’s walking. It was the spring of 2007 when I realized I wanted to take my walking workout to the next level, by signing up for a half marathon. I found a training schedule online, followed it religiously, and …

Fit Five Friday: Jen

Today’s Fit Five Friday features Jen 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 my hair. Does that count? I love that my body has always been naturally strong. I’m very fond …

To Sweat, Fashionably

I have two drawers full of workout clothes. Not because I like workout clothes, but because I work out so much. I don’t have much trouble with pants, thankfully. I buy knee-length pants that are not too tight and not too loose, and they get the job done, whether I’m …

Exhale

I’m behind the times. The Health At Every Size movement has been around for years now, but I only heard about it a few weeks ago. I can’t tell you how glad I am that I found it. Well, wait. Yes, I can tell you how glad I am – …