Some of you might recall that I missed participating on BlogHer’s body image panel when I couldn’t get a ticket (WeAretheRealDeal launched following the conference), but I’m going to be part of another body image/blogging panel with MamaV and some others at Roni’s upcoming FitBloggin’10 conference in Baltimore this coming March.

In case you can’t tell, I’m totally stoked!

My best friend lives in Annapolis, and I have lots of friends in the Baltimore/D.C. area, so this will be a great opportunity to “go home” and to do something really phenomenal. Plus, I loathe public speaking, and being part of a panel will force me to get over that fear quickly.

So if you’d like to attend, here’s the info!

Continue reading “FitBloggin’10!”


Great Post to Share from Roni’sWeigh:

Roni’s recent post, My Core Eating Hurts, was an awesome read and one I just had to share here.

I’m not going to dissect her post or cut out parts of it to talk about on my blog … but (especially if you deal with over-eating) I recommend you read it in its full, unadulterated context.

The post explains the difference between core value eating and core hurt eating … and it’s a great read. Thinking of you, Roni …


20090502This is not an original image, but I saw it over at Roni’s Weigh and just had to share it here, since it is so on-message, I think, with my blog, too.

Talk about a powerful message.

I read it several times and let it sink in. So often (ok every day), we’re bombarded with images that make us feel like we’re not good enough, not thin enough, not pretty enough. That we aren’t ok how we are. Ads tell us our skin is too splotchy, it’s not dark enough, we have “thunder-thighs” and we’re covered in “unsightly” cellulite … (ok, what woman DOESN’T have it?!)

We can choose to be bold and ignore these images and say, “I’m ok with not being a size X” and “I love my thick, muscled calves.”

Or we can look at magazines, movies, images and hate on ourselves, wasting hours of our day in a narcissistic bubble. Continue reading “Quoteworthy”

Awesome Article by Scarlett Johannson, “The Skinny”

Seriously, this commentary by beautiful, breathy-voiced Scarlett Johansson on the Huffington Post rocks.

I found it over at Roni’s Weigh and am passing it along here for all of you.

It’s about time a celebrity says something I can stand behind. Amen, Scarlett … amen!

Stepping Outside the Box

2279236646_f9d6b43fe0After a fantastic Saturday in Chicago with a dear friend and her awesome girlfriends, I had the wonderful experience of getting to meet up with a whole bunch of committed and brilliant fit bloggers and readers in Chicago today at a meet-and-greet.

I didn’t get to chat nearly as long as I’d have liked with everyone, but I got to meet:

-Angie (Losing It and Loving It)
-Jennette (Pasta Queen)
-Linda (Fat Don’t Wrinkle)
-Lisa (Workout Mommy)
-Madison (Follow My Weigh)
-MamaV (MamaVision)
-MizFit Online (MizFitOnline)
-Roni (Roni’s Weigh)
-Stephanie (Back in Skinny Jeans)
-Tanya (I Ate a Pie)
(I hope I didn’t forget anyone else I met in person! Please forgive me if I did and please e-mail me to correct me!). Continue reading “Stepping Outside the Box”