Here in Toronto, the start of August signals the imminent end to our too-short summer season. Almost every year around this time, I come to one clear revelation:
I didn’t get my summer body as "on point" as I wanted it to be.
And almost every year around this time, I make another promise:
Next year, I swear I’ll do better.
MMA fighter Ronda Rousey recently fired back at critics in a UFC video promoting her August 1 fight with Bethe Correia. Some see Rousey’s body huge and masculine. On the contrary, she sees every muscle on her body as having a meaningful purpose and not just simply something to be looked at: [6:09]...more
You and I both know that it's important to learn to love our bodies. But it's one thing to know know it, and quite another thing to convince our hearts to actually do it. For most women, making that transition is very, very difficult. Learning to really love our bodies is often a long process that includes lots of stops and starts along the way....more
I was sixteen years old when I finally decided to confront the horrible body image issues I'd been fighting for the last ten years of my life. I was tired of looking at advertisements, music videos and magazines that never reflected my body type or features. I was even more tired of being depressed about it. That's when the idea for Beutiful came to me, and that's when I started to release myself from those impossible beauty standards....more
I haven't really talked to much about my Jawbone Up since I got it. Someone asked me weeks ago if I liked it and I just kind of shrugged and said "sure". I really only use it to track steps and sleep. I'm doing well over the recommended 10,000 steps a day and I mostly get in eight hours of sleep a night. There's an option to enter extra workouts and food, but mostly I don't bother. My extra exercise is just more walking and I forget to put in my yoga time. I never track my food or water. It just seemed too much, too time consuming....more
I have been overweight for quite a while, since after the birth of our first child. You know those baby weight pounds you swear you will lose. Well, I never quite lost them and then add on some stress, life and eating my feelings--voila, my weight was here to stay. There have been times where I get frustrated and hop on the weight loss wagon, lose 20+ pounds and then tumble off....more
In the past couple of months, I’ve been lucky enough to spend time with my best girls (different groups) not only here in New York, but also in Florida, North Carolina and Maryland. I don’t always get to see my closest girlfriends, so I’m extremely thankful and grateful for the visits and mini trips/vacations we plan to get some quality time in....more
Today is my first 'weigh in' day. After two days of 'loading' (eating lots of high fat foods) I woke up yesterday feeling less than prime. I weighed myself - 191.8 lbs (a full 1.8 lbs heavier than when I did my first blog proving the loading really does just that - load) - and decided coffee was not going to be my friend. Cuz then I would want toast. Toast was not on the list. It also wasn't on the menu as I had deliberately not bought any....more
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