weight
If all he’s ever cared about is whether I’m happy or not, why should I not extend him the same consideration?
exercise
walking
A man once came up to me on the street just to tell me that I was too fat for the dress that I was wearing.
fitness
At 45, there are some things I can’t do anymore, but my modified workouts make me feel freaking fantastic.
vagina
fat
This wasn't written about me (so far as I know). But as someone who's received a lot of this type of workout "encouragement" over the years, I have a response anyway.
you are the advice columnist
I'm torn between thinking "if she likes me now because I look good, what if that's all that really makes her want to be more than friends?" and "I worked damn hard to get in shape! Isn't this one of the reasons why?"
exercise
People come to a group fitness class so that someone else will force them to make an effort. As it turns out, the quickest and laziest route to that is food-shaming (which I refused to do).
refinery29
"Gymtimidation" may be the most irritating buzzword I can think of, but the phenomenon is real.
exercise
No matter how many times my best friend or girlfriend or aunts say they'd like to be more active or lose weight or start exercising again, I know that putting an ab cruncher under the tree is going to earn me some looks.
body acceptance
I'm not a tomboy and martial arts don't belong to the boys of the world. I am myself and I am a woman and these are the things I like to do, which makes them, in the context of my own life, mine and utterly mine.
in

Dec 10, 2013 at 12:00pm | 83 comments

fitness trackers
Does it really matter if your fitness tracker over-counts your steps during a given day?
exercise
makeup
If you’ve ever had your ugly-runner’s-face documented, you understand my plight.
in

Oct 28, 2013 at 9:00am | 66 comments

fitness
kids
The hardcore workout venue is now offering classes for children. Some experts say it helps fight obesity and promotes healthy habits, but others think it's ridiculous.
brain
I know this is temporary. But here's what I'm doing to help my brain in the meantime.
vaginas
See, I love spinning. But my vagina? Hates it.
in

Aug 7, 2013 at 6:00pm | 129 comments

exercise
It didn’t take long for me to adapt to life on the trail. I loved hiking up mountains, building fires, and meeting new people every day. I didn’t totally mind having dirt smeared on my face, or only getting to shower about once a week.
jazzercise
In a time when everyone seems to be doing things ironically to avoid embarrassment, I’m happy to say that I completely and genuinely love going to Jazzercise classes as my chosen form of exercise.
in

Jun 27, 2013 at 4:00pm | 75 comments

gym
I used to laugh at people huffing and puffing away on machines until the day I realised I was one of them.
in

Jun 18, 2013 at 6:00pm | 414 comments

addiction
About 80% of the breakups I’ve initiated were related to how this relationship really gets in the way of my exercise schedule.