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Ms. New Booty
Some people remember when they heard Elvis or the Beatles for the first time. For me, it was Sir Mix A lot. Not because of his musical geniusbut due to his profound love of big booties. When this song came out I was being teased in school with the charming nick name Buffalo butt. This later turned to ghetto booty in junior high and was suddenly a good thing (I…read more
Nobody puts baby in the corner
One of my favorite rituals in my life right now is waking up at 5:30am on Friday mornings. The only possible explanationfor this is one of my dearest friends, Teddy, comes over and works out with me. Its sometimes hard and sometimes fun but we finish off with catching up over breakfast which makes even the hard days pretty awesome. We used to do serious lifting in the garage gym…read more
So you think you have a thyroid problem?
Weve all heard about thyroid problems being a cause of weight gain and preventing weight loss. Mostly you hear people suggest they have a thyroid problem to take the responsibility away from themselves for thier weight. I have never known (to my knowledge) an actual person struggling to lose weight who had a thyroid problem. Which has turned these issues into a kind of mythical thing. Like the last excuse…read more
Green Monster: How I got my kid to have spinach for breakfast
Im all for the regular enjoyment of fruits and vegetables but sometimes I feel like I need to draw a line. And a line I drew when I heard about these green monster smoothies. I mean I like spinachand allbut the idea of pureeing it with a banana and drinking it sounded well does spinach puree with banana sound good to you? Recently my sister got a rad new blender…read more
I gained weight.
Well kiddos, its been a rough start to winter. In spite of my best wellness intentionsand healthy choices I have been sick for almost a month. Lola and I have had a flu like situation that seemed to keep evolvingrather than improving over time. When wellness planning for winter I overlooked the fact that I have a small child basically attached to me most hours of most days who puts…read more
Your scale is an asshole
Newsflash; you are living with an asshole. He might be found in your bathroom or perhaps he is hiding, sneaking around in a closet collecting dust and waiting for you to stumble upon him again. He doesnt even bother to get to know you and what kind of person you are. He doesnt notice the awesome things you do every day. The one thing he presumes to know about you…read more
You don’t have to run a marathon. Seriously.
Getting fit, losing weight & becoming healthier- whatever your personal goal is, is personal and can easily become overwhelming. We are all overwhelmed, especially this time of year with all the other stuff we have to do. Add to that a seemingly impossible goal, perhaps one you have attempted in the past and failed at, and it can feel like more than you can handle. First of all you have…read more
Getting there: Change your focus & trust yourself
When I was fat I was obsessed with the notion of being thin. Of the new me that would be so much happier with a new stomach. While there are parts of my life that are easier and better due to my healthy size and new strength (keeping up with my kid, carrying massive amounts of groceries and said child, running up and down the stairs with laundry for example)…read more
Clean Eating; A Family Affair
My husband is not Captain Healthy. He always jokes with me when I get sick that it must be all that exercise! Look at me! I dont exercise and Im as healthy as a horse! He doesnt consider a salad a meal and while he eats everything I cook there is a running list of things Im never allowed to make again due to (in his opinion) their abundance of…read more
Client Feature; Ms. Rachael!
I started out with this super important confidentiality clause (in my head) with clients as I come from the social work world where you would never even acknowledgea client on the street unless they address you first. Its kind of a huge deal. But as Ive adjusted to my new world here Ive found that the people I work with really enjoy recognition (as well they should) for their efforts….read more