Is it Fitness, EDNOS, or Anorexia? Differentiating Disordered Behavior

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*Trigger warning!*  It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness week, and today’s post comes from a desire to raise a little awareness about what an eating disorder really looks like. You see, we throw a lot of words around: you look anorexic. … Continue reading 

UN-Podcast 040: Am I Addicted to Exercise?

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Is it possible to be addicted to exercise? Let me start off by saying that exercise is NOT inherently a bad thing. Getting out, moving your body, lifting weights, spinning, biking, running, hiking, Crossfitting, or bending yourself into a yogic … Continue reading 

Disgust, Body Shame, and Fitspiration: Why We Care About Maria Kang

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TL;DR: Fitspiration sucks. Stop fat-shaming/fit-shaming yourself and others, kthx.  Strong is the New…? I just want to take a brief interlude and ask a question, because it’s something that’s been weighing on me pretty heavily. How many of you out … Continue reading 

Fitness Friday: Oxygen Magazine is Coming Back…and I’m Not Happy About It

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Before I even start this post, I just want to say something to all of you who are going to get offended/upset by what I’m about to write: this post isn’t about you, the end user, and your choices. I’m … Continue reading 

A Little Tuesday “Thought-spiration”

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You don’t need to look like this: [source] To prove that you’re strong enough to do this: [source] * [source] You don’t need to be able to do this:  [source] To prove that you’re worthy of this: [source] You don’t … Continue reading 

Fitness Friday: How NOT to Exercise When You’re Injured

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Last month, Abel James, aka the Fat-Burning Man, wrote a really great blog post about using an injury to your fitness advantage. After hurting his shoulder doing Krav Maga, he was faced with the difficult decision: do I give into … Continue reading 

Why I’m Angry, or Everybody Has an Eating Disorder

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In case you were wondering, today is International No Diet Day.  Warning: triggers ahead.  I am so angry. I am so angry, and sick to my stomach. I’m sick and tired of ED. I’m sick and tired of disordered eating … Continue reading 

Word Games

May 2012 with my sister

As a writer, I’m fascinated by how different words can drastically change the meaning of the same sentence. For example: “I don’t get my period” sounds like a blessing. (Seriously: no cramps or hormonal swings? Check please!) “I stopped getting … Continue reading 

Sex vs. Sexy

Dying to be a bikini competitor. Literally.

So let’s bring this sexuality thing home: If I’m not mistaken (and I’m pretty sure I’m not), part of the reason that fitspo has gained so much traction is the concept that we’re all looking for motivation to help us … Continue reading