Harvard HealthBeat: Seven steps for making your... →
Especially like #3: Understand why you shouldn’t make a change. That’s right. Until you grasp why you’re sticking like a burr to old habits and routines, it may be hard to muster enough energy and will to take a hard left toward change. Unhealthy behaviors like overeating and smoking have immediate, pleasurable payoffs as well as costs. So when you’re considering a change, take time to...
Robin Does Running: I love a good cause... →
robindoesrunning: I love a good cause… I really like helping others any way that I can. I know many of you were blessed with new fitness gear this Christmas. Isn’t it wonderful to get new things. So what are you going to do with some of those old things? There is always the Red Cross and The Salvation Army… but I found a way to donate running shoes. If you have a pair or two that are...
NY Times: Burning Calories, but Not a Hole in Your... →
This is almost a week old but has some great tips on finding affordable fitness options. There’s also a shout-out to the Hundred Push-Up Challenge (someday… someday). Something interesting I learned from a personal finance blog I like is that some gyms offer punch cards, so you pay by the visit. I haven’t yet heard of a gym in New York that does that but it could be a reasonable...
One Girl No Diet: Rants: Post-Holidays Fat Talk →
queenoflean: Can’t wait to finish unpacking and cleaning the house a bit so I can go for a solid run. onegirlnodiet: If you’re a regular exerciser, the psychological impact of gaining 2-3 (or 8?) lbs is lessened by the “return-to-routine” aspect of the post-holiday season, rather than the panicked “I-need-to-get-my-shit-together” feeling that you face when you weren’t maintaining your...
I was supposed to fly back to New York yesterday, but as you may have heard they got a little precipitation recently, so I’m marooned at my parents’ till Wednesday night. I’m sincerely bummed to miss snowpocalyptic New York given how hard I have been wishing for a decent snow. Oh well! Meanwhile, I am grateful to be working from home and not (yet) in trouble. I can’t...
True! Holiday! Confession!
Instead of energy bars I have been fueling my workouts for the past week on peanut butter trees. If you haven’t had one don’t bother looking ‘cause I ATE THEM ALL.
I'm Run Courtney Run's runner of the week! →
Okay, I nominated myself, but you should check out her blog anyway — the woman did 3 half-marathons this year and is training for her first marathon this year, and her spirit is admirable.
Got my very first Garmin… YAY! But not trying it out right now since I also got stomach flu… BOO! I’m going to tuck in for a nap now but hope you are having a great day, whether you are celebrating a holiday or not.
I’m definitely up for a putting-on-weight diet this holiday.– My mom invited the South American model (read this, then this) to Christmas at our house and she just said this to me. Send Jillian. Send Jillian NOW.
And that’s how you erase 2 weeks of progress in 1 week. There are some meals I would change…I guess I’m irritated that I was so careful about holiday treats, while mainlining other junk on the side. It was a sneak attack! I’m heading home for Christmas today so I will be, once again, aiming to maintain amid all the goodies. It is a consolation to me that I’m right...
steelmangoes asked: Okay, you may be getting some unexpected attention... because I accidentally added your name to a list of Male Fitblrs on a question I got.
I do think of you as a "bro." But still, will you EVER forgive me??
I do think of you as a "bro." But still, will you EVER forgive me??
SparkPeople: 7 Smart Ways to Stay Active This... →
Unfortunately “whine your face off” is not one of them.
Ted Corbitt 15K - Last race of 2010
This will have to be short as I am off to a Christmas party at a bookstore (*snort* nerd) and I am sore like the dickens. It’s probably fitting that this was my hardest race of the year, all the way at the end. I could not have handled this in January. It wasn’t so much the cold as the cold, plus disorientation of running a route I usually don’t, plus some dietary mistakes I...
15K tomorrow morning...
Playlist contradictions: “I Feel It All” and “I Wanna Be Sedated” are both in residence There are multiple Jay-Z songs and one Nas song “Fuck You” comes before “Don’t Stop Believin’” 2 hours of music on there. Hopefully I won’t need all of it.
“The Rav” is my personal term for the hungriest I could ever get. Some experts recommend a number scale for measuring your hunger, but I think of it as “treat hungry,” “snack hungry,” “meal hungry” and… THE RAV. Here are a few examples of when you might fall prey to The Rav: Long plane flights after neglecting to buy the $$$ “snack...
I’m moving in February and this weekend I’m going to see an apartment near a park that has a track. I was just trying to find out how long the track was when I found this funny review of it on Yelp: New York actually has my ass running…in the cold! I’m not about self hate but, I’ve decided to put more giggle in my pants and little less jiggle so, I started running...
What are your favorite non-Tumblr health/fitness...
I just switched feed readers (tl;dr nerd but I miss old Bloglines already! And it lived practically 3 months longer than I expected it to! SIGH) and I could use some more good reads. Suggestions?
I've kept it a secret for too long.
bendoeslife: So, I broke down and got permission to tell you. I, Ben Davis—a random runner from Arkansas—am going to be on the COVER OF RUNNER’S WORLD. (!!!) Holy eff. Obviously there is a funny/cool story behind this, and I will tell it soon. But for now… I’m just going to dance around the house and hope the editor doesn’t see how much of a dork I am and change his mind. Let me...
Good Dear Prudence question this week.
Q. Dear Prudence: My daughter is a recent grad of a top 3 in the country school. She’s kind, pretty, has friends and is employed, going back to grad school. She’s a former college athlete but since school, has put on a huge amount of weight. While it’s a less than ideal situation, she’s seeking help for it. The issue is Grandmother. She’s old-school, from a certain...
Thanks for all your half-marathon rejection comments. I feel like a teenager writing this but you guys really understand why anyone would want to run 13.1 miles, and why I specifically would be up for it. (Admittedly, part of this feeling is self-manufactured since I thought, “I won’t tell that many people, then it’ll be all HEY GUYS GUESS WHAT.” It’s not as good of a...
Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you...– Sarah Condor I forced myself to run a longish distance (12 miles) this past weekend, even though it was butt-freezing and I felt kinda sick, and I did feel way better after I’d done it… I did run 29 miles while I was at my parents’ house for a week for Christmas, but I still feel like I’m slacking…...
WellBlog: Phys Ed: The Benefits of Exercising... →
Belgian researchers put 2 groups of men on an unhealthy diet and identical exercise plans — but half exercised before breakfast, half after. Only the ones who exercised after breakfast gained weight. So interesting! I wish they would repeat this study with morning versus specifically evening exercisers, to see if the same discrepancy exists. That said I’m still on the “whenever...
Lost in December: 2/ In 2010: 32.8/ Total: 73.2
mylifelosangeles: But by the looks of my credit card I was just chosen for the NYC half marathon! I would rather crawl through a pit of fire ants than call my bank’s 1-800 number, but I did and… nothing. I don’t know what it means but I’m nervous all over again! Needless pointless fretting better burn a lot of calories… (No offense at all to you mylifelosangeles...
Shake Weight Hell
iamlosingit: T2 got a Shake Weight as a gag gift from one of his other clients. In an effort to see how good the workout is, he’s having making me do one of the workouts that comes with this gem because I have a heart rate monitor. That way, he can see what kind of a calorie burn it is. I’m really, really not looking forward to it. I’m prepared to feel like a fool, I suppose. OK … maybe not. I...
Better Winston Churchill
There’s an apocryphal story about a woman at a party saying to Winston Churchill, “You’re drunk!” and him retorting, “Yes, madam, but you are ugly, and in the morning I shall be sober.” I was thinking of this story when an acquaintance of mine crawled out of nowhere to ask me a favor. (I feel so dirty when I use the word “networking” but yeah, I...
While Tumblr slept...
I revived the Dailymile account I started a few months ago and posted a bit to it. Not sure how much I’ll use it, but we’ll see how it goes. I was going to wait until I had a totally kickass week to share it, but then Eddoeslife found me and friended me. Always keeping me honest, Ed! The truth is, I have been a little apprehensive about running this week because after my long run on...
Hollaback Health: Don't Feel Guilty If... You're... →
L.A. Times: Americans may be better at losing and... →
A study in the November issue of the International Journal of Obesity used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of 14,306 people to find that among adults who had been overweight or obese, 36.5% managed to keep off 5% of their weight for at least a year, 17.3% kept off 10%, 8.5% kept off 15% and 4.4% kept off 20%. The stats are not very encouraging… but...
Holiday Temptation Index: Low. I did have a slice of pumpkin pie at a party on Saturday, because my friend the culinary rockstar made it, but it was worth it. Lost in December so far: 1.2/ In 2010: 32/ Total: 72.4
Twitter spree complete!
I have to go to bed so I can rock the gym tomorrow but it was fascinating to peek into the other sides of your lives. Your jobs, your passions, your sports teams… Swell stuff. Oh yeah, and I’m @neithernor, but don’t feel obligated.
I'm finding you all on Twitter tonight!
My biggest takeaway from Tumblr Blackout of 2010 was that I need more of you lovelies in my life, not less. Plus I’ll need all the help I can get when I start my rap career (like Brandy I never say N-E-V-E-R). To be fair I don’t tweet about health and fitness that much… but I should. Maybe you can help me into it. I’m just jumping around from people I already know, but...
Don’t keep holiday snack treats handy at home. Eat treats only when you go...– The best tip from this Huffington Post article, “The loneliness of the holiday dieter.” My promise to myself is that if all the parties I go to have terrible treats, then I can go out on Christmas Eve and buy candy canes or something… but that never happens.
Really, it reminds me a lot of MySpace.– Whenever someone talks about Tumblr at work I never know whether to laugh or cringe.