Posts in category "Exercise"

Three tips for planning your summer vacation

Three tips for planning your summer vacation
This week, Mama Kat has prompted me to write about a memorable summer. I immediately knew which summer that was: 2009. Here are my top three tips for planning a summer vacation: 1) Plan a trip. 2) Host a party. 3) Sign up for a summer sport. Here' s why...

Are overweight people worse parents?

Are overweight people worse parents?
Are overweight people worse parents? I hope not. At five feet small tall, if the scale tips past 130, I'm overweight. But I'm still a damn good mom. It's annoying to go to the gym. Working out and cooking take time away from my kid. When it gets warmer, I'll want to be more active. There will never be a shortage of excuses. But facts are facts: parents who are overweight tend to raise kids who become overweight. Parents have all different interests that they pass down to their children. Our son is going to be very well versed in musicals, pop songs, and Chicago sports. He's probably going to suck at art, because his parents kind of suck at it. More importantly than that, we just don't show an interest, so it's not something he's exposed to. While being deficient in art is not harmful (and I'm sure some would agree that it is), being deficient in your health IS harmful. It doesn't really matter if you like to be active or if you like to eat healthy. As a parent, you have an obligation to do so. My husband always says, "We can do ANYthing we want. We just can't do EVERYthing we want." This goes for a healthy lifestyle. No one can do EVERYthing to be healthy, but there are a lot of things you can do. Here are six...

Top 6 reasons to commit to a hobby RIGHT NOW

Top 6 reasons to commit to a hobby RIGHT NOW
Below are my top 6 reasons to commit to a hobby RIGHT NOW. My number one hobby is rehearsing and performing with The Chicago Red Line. If you like inappropriate, adult humor coupled with impressive musical talent, then check out our show this Friday or Saturday...
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Slut-Shaming Shaming and Fat-Shaming Shaming: A How-To Guide

There are a lot of amateurs out there accusing others of slut-shaming and fat-shaming. These slut-shaming and fat-shaming shamers should...well...be ashamed. Be aware: you don't become a professional slut-shaming or fat-shaming shamer overnight. It takes years of negativity, blind judgment, and accidentally insulting your friends. Remember, it's not a proper shaming unless you've left the original shamer feeling guilty or inferior. My husband and I have co-written a how-to guide as a reference: 5 Simple Steps to Becoming a Slut-Shaming or Fat-Shaming Shamer:...

Beers, brats, and baked goods: Why summer is fatter than the holidays

Screw Thanksgiving through New Years. That's one measly month. Here are 7 reasons why summer is where the fat's at:...

4 Ways to be a Neglectful Parent

Many of us are neglectful parents. But it's not the kids who are neglected. It's us. There's no doubt that we have to adjust our lives with the arrival of little ones. However, there's a fine line between adjusting and avoiding. We say that we don't avoid things because we want to, but because we don't have time. I argue that if something is important to us, we'll make the time. And I think that the below list is pretty damn important...
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Nike Training Club and the Y: Cheap ways to exercise

"Just do it!" Working out is so much easier said than done, no matter if you're a parent or not. For those of us who don't love to sweat, (aka: normal people), it's an even bigger pill to swallow to pay for a gym membership when we hate going to said gym. Well, hold on to your yoga pants (that you've never actually used for yoga), because here are some cheap, quick ways to exercise...