Archive for January, 2012

January 29th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Running Through My Mind

“No” is the New “Yes”

More than ever we are prisoners of the urgent. We react to what’s right in front of us, whether it truly matters or not. Prioritizing requires reflection, reflection requires time. And, well you just don’t have the luxury of that now do you? We are so busy trying to keep up that we don&#[...]

January 25th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

Yoga for a Cause: Lululemon’s Children’s Tumor Foundation Fundraiser

Last Sunday, my local Lululemon (Clarendon) hosted an in-store yoga session in support of the Children’s Tumor Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well being of individuals and families affected by the neurofibromatoses (NF). Neurofibromatosis encompasses a set[...]

January 22nd, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Food, obesity

Two Separate Studies Say Parents to Blame for Weight Gain

My mom and I both devour research on weight loss and obesity. A few weeks ago, she pointed me to a study that said a poor relationship with your mother can lead to weight troubles as teens. She apologized in advance and said she would feel guilty if I struggled with my weight. I told […][...]

January 15th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Food, obesity

Is Your Job Making You Fat?

If you’ve ever sat at your desk, eating left over pizza from the day’s earlier meeting for dinner, then you’d probably agree with the recent editorial in the journal PLoS Medicine that says, “Unhealthy eating could legitimately be considered a new form of occupational hazard[...]

January 11th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

The Most Un-Yogi Yoga Instructor

Tara Stiles has been called the most un-yogi yoga instructor. I read in a NYT article last July that people in the inner yoga circles criticize her emphasis on yoga for weight loss rather than a lifestyle. For me though, her yoga practice makes me feel better and more centered than some of the other[...]

January 8th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Food, obesity

Exercise for how long to burn that?

Johns Hopkins recently conducted a very interesting study: displaying the amount of time you’d need to jog in order to burn off sugary drink calories may be the key to curbing intake. After introducing signs displaying either calorie counts, calorie counts as a percent of recommended daily ca[...]

January 4th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

Reinvigorated My Love for Spinning

I went through a recent period of loathing spinning. I don’t know if it was that the times were off for the classes or they were just too standard. Then last month, Matt came to Gold’s Gym Clarendon on Tuesday nights and reinvigorated my love for spinning. Last week, even though it was a[...]

January 1st, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Running Through My Mind

Creative Mornings

Last week a Facebook friend posted the below video. It’s the full talk given by Ben Chestnut, CEO and co-founder of, to a group at the Piedmont Park Conservancy in Atlanta. It’s a long video, but it was the slow weeks of December so I was able to watch the whole thing. 20[...]