Archive for May, 2011

May 29th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Uncategorized

The Zombie Apocalypse and the CDC

I have an unhealthy interest in zombies. I think it started with watching the Walking Dead this past fall. I have had real discussions about my zombie attack plan of action. (It changes depending on where I am at the time and whether we are dealing with the kind that like water or don’t.) But [&he[...]

May 25th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

Prana Power Yoga

Prana was my first real introduction to hot yoga. I walked in an experienced yogi, scoffing at the girl behind the desk when she asked if I wanted a towel. A towel? No I am good. Then I walked into the studio. OMG I wanted a towel. I started sweating immediately. (TMI?) So after that […][...]

May 22nd, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Running Through My Mind

You Don’t Have to Wear Pants!

I am at the moment a mixture of nerves and excitement. My fiancé recently received a job offer in D.C. A really good one, for a good firm that is going to give him a lot of great learning opportunities. That pretty much means I have to go with him. (happily, I swear I am […][...]

May 18th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise

Exploring a New City…Fitness Style

A few weeks ago, my fiancée received a job offer in Washington, D.C. Seeing as how we live in NYC that meant we had to consider packing up and moving. There really wasn’t much discussion and we are moving. THEN a great opportunity to become a sort of fitness ambassador popped into my inbox fr[...]

May 15th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Running Through My Mind

Admitting Mistakes, Facing Failure

I have never been good at failing. One slip up can cause a tailspin that seems to me uncontrollable. That is why April’s issue of the Harvard Business Review, which completely focused on failure, was such an interesting read. It took a long hard look at every aspect of failing. From admitting fail[...]

May 11th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

Soul Maintenance in the Form of Spinning

I like spinning. I always get a good workout and my heart rate skyrockets. So in the back of my mind, I always knew I wanted to check out some of those fancy cycle studios. Cut to Saturday when I decided to finally try Soul Cycle. I L-O-V-E-D LOVED it! To explain why, allow me […][...]

May 8th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in obesity, Running Through My Mind

Glee Gets Message Right…Eventually

On first blush, Glee really upset me during “Born This Way.” The message was great, be comfortable with who you are, love yourself warts and all. Then however, Lauren found out that Quinn was in the not so distant past overweight, pimply and unhappy. Lauren tried to use it to her advantage and c[...]

May 4th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

Bikram Yoga Grand Central

I am a HUGE fan of yoga. It has helped me get through some tough training seasons and most of all actually taught me how to relax. One of my favorite types of yoga though is hot yoga. So when a Dealist special came out for the newly opened Bikram Yoga Grand Central, I jumped […][...]

May 1st, 2011 - 8:00 am § in obesity

Breaking My Sugar Addiction

Hello, my name is Laney and I am a sugar addict. I can avoid M&Ms, I can stay away from gummy bears, but if you put Girl Scout cookies or ice cream or most of all a red velvet cupcake in front of me I just can’t say no. My sweet tooth kicks in before […][...]