I was recently chatting with some people at various stages in their personal lives. One is engaged, another recently married, a third with two kids – and then me, with one active toddler. We were chatting about “getting too comfortable” in our relationships and the one with two kids said,
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Here we go, the dreaded “body image” post. Anyone who knows me is aware that I hate having my picture taken. Scroll through photos I upload on Facebook or Instagram and you’ll notice there are very little of yours truly that aren’t candid or professionally taken – and even those are scarce.
I was talking with a pregnant friend recently who just found out she’s having a girl. We were discussing differences between boys and girls and she said, “I just hope she doesn’t have an interest in sports because I don’t know anything about sports and it’ll be hard for us to be
The new fall TV-season is well underway. Have you picked your new favorite show yet? Honestly, I haven’t enjoyed many of the new shows. I had high hopes for Mindy Kaling’s new show, The Mindy Project, but have felt a bit underwhelmed by it. I’m still watching though. Anyway, the
I was in the mall last week and saw a ton of sale signs proclaiming it was back to school season. I laughed at myself remembering how excited I would get for this time of year as a teen. My mom and I would make a day out of back
You’ve heard the claims before. Performing certain workouts or using special fitness gadgets can result in “long, lean muscles” or give you “that toned look without the bulk!” Whenever I see or hear something like this I can’t help but roll my eyes, as these claims are clearly targeted towards
A Vancouver-area gym, BodyExchange, has adopted a controversial woman’s only plus-sized membership policy. From their website, “Our Mission is to remove limited thinking and living due to weight by using fitness and adventure as the vehicle to better living. We are a new approach to health and wellness one that
A few months ago, I wrote about Tumblr banning thinspiration sites from their service in order to prevent users who use images of extremely thin women to encourage each other to lose weight. Now sites like Tumblr and Pinterest are looking into whether or not Fitspiration should be banned as
Is by eating cleanly and exercising efficiently. I’m sure that is not what you wanted to hear. But I got your attention there, huh? We all want sexy six-pack abs — but many of us don’t want to do the required work to actually get them. And companies like Bliss
I remember the first day I started caring about my weight. I was a junior in high school and track season was about to start. My friend, Nicole, and I went to to the nurse’s office together to hand in our completed sports physical forms. I placed my form down