Fit Five Friday: Andrea

Today’s Fit Five Friday features Andrea 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 body lets me experience life.  As far as what I like about my body – I …

Under Pressure

Several years ago, I got to be an extra in a movie. The scenes took place in an abandoned hospital. I got called to the set a handful of times (dressed as a nurse in blue scrubs), and for one two-hour stretch I stood in a hallway with another extra, …

Bob, Jillian, or… Me?

Let’s talk about personal trainers. The only one I’ve had experience with is the one who wanted to weigh me and measure my BMI before she’d help me figure out how to work out with a leg injury. I haven’t been back to that gym since that frustrating day. But …

Diet Diatribe

Are you a vegetarian? A vegan? Do you eat low fat, low carb, no carb? How about paleo or raw foods? Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig? There are dozens (maybe hundreds) of different diet plans out there, and guess what? Each one works for somebody. What fascinates me is how many …

Swim For It

I’m a little sad that the Summer Olympics are over for another four years. Watching the games always inspires me to get out and get moving. I’m especially motivated by the track and field events, and the swimming. I always tell people, “I could swim before I could walk.” I …

Fit Five Friday: Rachel

Today’s Fit Five Friday features Rachel 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? That’s a tricky one. Until recently, I would have said its strength. I’ve always been very strong and capable of …

Perspective

Ever have one of those workouts where you just feel awful? I had one the other day. My plan was to walk a 2.5-mile out-and-back loop near my house that includes a big hill. I did the miles, but my legs felt like they’d been dipped in concrete, and I …

Controversy

Have you seen this Nike ad? Apparently, it’s causing a bit of controversy. Some people think Nike is exploiting this kid to sell sneakers. Well, let’s be honest, that’s the business they are in. And I’m pretty sure the kid and his parents had a full understanding of what the …

Online Dating

Are you happily married, or in a relationship? Good for you – stay there. Because dating is hard. I’ve been single for a few years now, and I can’t seem to figure out how to meet anyone. Most people go the online dating route these days. I’ve tried – and …

All or Nothing

Work out three hours a day! Eat spinach and blueberries at every meal! Never eat a carb again! Run thirty miles a week! Ever get the feeling that the message promoted by the traditional diet and fitness industry is an “all or nothing” message? Unless you do what they say …