NSNG “Fitness Confidential” Vinnie Tortorich book review

NSNG Vinnie Tortorich book review

I was sent the book “Fitness Confidential” a couple years ago.  I chatted with both authors, Vinnie Tortorich and Dean Lorey, by email and have been very impressed with their knowledge, enthusiasm and warmness.  These are busy Hollywood dudes and I appreciated them taking the time to chat with me. My life got crazy.  There […]

Planet Fitness Review From a 40-year-old Overweight Mom

Planet Fitness Review from a 40-year-old overweight mom

This isn’t a sponsored post.  I just thought I’d do a quick Planet Fitness review in case anyone is interested.  I’m always looking for reviews before I plop down money to try something new. The last few years of crisis and conflict have left me run down.  It’s time to get my body healthier and […]

I climbed a mountain in Central Park

wonder woman

“Momma, come climb with me!” “You go ahead, Sweetie.  Momma’s not very good at climbing.  I’ll stay here and take pictures of you.” “I don’t want my picture taken and I want to climb with you.” Okay, so it wasn’t really a mountain.  Obviously Central Park doesn’t have mountains. But that rocky hill looked like […]

Going Commando: Why I Don’t Wear Underwear


  Confession:  I often don’t wear underwear.  I have a whole drawer of cute underthings.  Racy-lacy stuff.  Wonder Woman designs. Even a pair featuring a broken gingerbread man and the caption “Oh, Snap!”  But I prefer skipping them. I work from home.  I live in yoga pants.  If you see me out in this uniform, there’s […]

Giving thanks for health, fitness and food finds!

Men are in my garage putting together a new treadmill at this very moment.  My daughter was so excited she didn’t sleep last night.  The new addition to our healthy lifestyle strides has made me give thanks for other health, fitness and food finds this morning.  Here are my top ten. 1. Good shoes. I […]

Who says you can’t do a 5K if you’re fat?!

Guess what? You can totally do a 5K if you’re fat. I did! I weighed well over 300 pounds – closer to 350.  I was excited because I finished in under an hour – and that I wasn’t dead last (though I was really close). This October will be five years since I did that […]

Love: Billy Blanks, Jr. “CARDIOKE” workout DVD

I saw Billy Blanks, Jr. and his wife, Sharon, on “Shark Tank” a few years ago.  They were there pitching a dance workout DVD.  They declined an offer from Mark Cuban at first and he actually went out in the doors after them to try again.  They didn’t understand his offer originally and accepted. Blanks […]

“Biggest Loser”:An overweight person’s perspective

Why I won’t watch Biggest Loser

Let’s talk “Biggest Loser.” I used to watch. Every week. From season one. I even watched Bill and Jillian on Australia’s version. I was a fan. Team Jillian. I have nearly all of her workout DVDs. I have several of Bob’s, too. And quite a few of the “Biggest Loser” ones. But I’d cry on […]

Fat girls on bicycles

The talk radio show I listen to in the car played a song repeatedly a few years ago about fat girls riding bicycles.  Oh, I just looked up on YouTube.  It’s actually called “Fat Girls On Bicycles.”   And it could be about me. My daughter and I got new bikes last week! I’m still […]