I’ve been doing a lot of unfollowing lately. It’s happened mainly on Instagram since that is where I spend a lot of my social media time. I’ve already written about how I feel about non-credentialed information and the fact that it’s your responsibility in how you receive information and it’s that second post that kept me on the fence about writing this one. In it, I argue that no matter what someone else says or writes, it’s your responsibility as the reader/viewer how you respond to that information. If it’s triggering, stop reading it, etc. I argue that it’s not… View Post

Hey guys — happy Friday! I’m coming to you from New Jersey where I’ve been since Wednesday for Neil’s cousins’s wedding. If you haven’t been following along on Instagram, you might want to start today because this is when all the festivities start! Can I count being on vacation as one of my favorites? That’s not really going to help you at all, so I’ll just mention it here and let it go. We head back to Chicago on Sunday after what I’m sure will be an exhausting couple more days. Always good — but tiring! I hope you have… View Post

This post has been in my drafts for some time now and as I stared at the computer trying to think of something educational or enlightening, this seemed like the one that would actually get written today. Some of you have been around since the beginning of this blog, but I haven’t done one of these posts in quite some time, so for those of you who are new, here are 10 things you may not know about me. 1. I have a clubbed thumb The technical term is brachydactyly type D, but one of my thumbs is smaller than the… View Post

I recently wrapped up hosting a three month corporate fitness challenge. Although I wasn’t able to teach many of the classes, I performed every one of the four scheduled weigh-ins throughout the span of it. A couple things stood out to me at each weigh-in — one, that women took their results much harder than men, and two, that the number on the scale had such a profound impact on people. The machine I used measured far more than just weight. In addition to several detailed reports, it broke down the data into weight, skeletal muscle mass, and percentage of… View Post

Welcome to Friday! I was so confused all week. Not in that I thought it was a day earlier or a day later, but when I tried to think of what day it was, I was more like “what is a day?” It took me a second to come back from existing in no man’s land and figure out where I was in the course of the week. I think I need a weekend. I’ve got some plans to check out a new location of my favorite donut shop in Chicago — Do-Rite Donuts — tomorrow (right after a workout… View Post