I'm about 10 days away from the Nevada Senior Games' 5K cycling time trial and less than 14 days away from the Huntsman World Senior Games' 5K cycling hill climb and 20K cycling time trial. My 1500 meter and 5K race walks happen the following week. You know where my head is? I hope so, because I don't! Well, actually, I do. My head is not in the game and neither is my … [Read more...] about What are You Saying to Yourself?
Whenever I pass the magazine racks in the grocery store or bookstore, there's at least one women's magazine with some scantily-dressed young woman (usually white and blonde) on the cover. The pose is...hmm, how shall I describe it? "Sexy"? "Slutty"? Well, definitely "Skinny"! I could easily launch into a long tirade about how sexism, body shaming, photoshopping, and other … [Read more...] about Choosing Strength Over Skinny: My Favorite Magazine Covers
Spotted this trending on Facebook today: According to TMZ.com, the celebrity gossip website, ABC and NBC refuse to air retailer Lane Bryant's new #ThisBody commercial because the spot (shown above) does not meet broadcast's indecency policies. Allegedly, NBC will air the commercial if an edit is made. However, both broadcasters do air similar types of commercials from companies … [Read more...] about ABC, NBC Refuse to Air Lane Bryant’s #ThisBody TV Commercial
Insert yourself in this photo. Yes, you can ride a bike no matter your physical size or age. If you need it, I give you permission. Let's get out there and ride! … [Read more...] about Encourage Others, Encourage Yourself
Back when I was going to a yoga class at my local gym, I was often one of the, um, "full-bodied" women in class. Because I lacked flexibility and the necessary strength to hold a pose for longer than 10 seconds, I felt pretty awkward. I couldn't help but compare myself to everyone else, especially those young skinny gals who seemed as flexible as cooked noodles … [Read more...] about Yoga: It’s for Every Body