You may all recall a recent little rant of mine (or the ‘Friday Special’ as I have begun to call them) where I discussed how I felt that research angles on obesity and health did not represent me as a larger person. I also mentioned how, when I had shown a willingness to share insights … More Dear Researchers: Here’s what we WANT you to know about us.
This morning when I was having a peek at the news online, I noticed amongst the ‘recommended reading’ an image of a woman in a swimsuit with the caption ‘I’ve never been happier with my body.’ I was reminded of a recent statement I made to my partner – that if ever I was to … More Swimsuits – The Ultimate Indicator of Body Satisfaction?
Last week in the first instalment of our Post-Natal Nutrition Special, Kerryn Boogaard of ‘A Dietician Eats’ discussed basic nutritional considerations we should be making when adjusting to life as a new mum. This week Kerryn is providing us with some great information about how to best fuel our bodies when the time comes to … More Post-Natal Nutrition Part 2: Tips for Athletes Returning to Training
WARNING: Another rant is on its way. Many moons ago I was exposed to some academics who were beginning to work on a project around fast food and obesity in children. I was so excited to finally be in a position to use my personal experiences and insights as someone who has been obese since … More Dear Researchers: Here’s what WE know works for US.
The time has come to UNLEASH HER. You know she’s there. We know she’s there. We all have one, and when we let her reign, life as we know it changes. We become strong, fearless, and powerful. UNLEASH YOUR INNER WARRIOR. Now is the time. Born to Reign Athletics and Body Positive Athletes are excited … More Unleash your Inner Warrior
As I mentioned in last week’s post-natal rant, its a tough job trying to ignore the expectation that once you have a baby you should be doing everything in your power to make your body look like it never happened. It seems to me, receiving the comment of “wow you look like you never had … More Post-Natal Nutrition Special: Part I
As most of you know, I gave birth to my beautiful boy, Ravi, five weeks ago. I was two weeks overdue and there was a fair amount of time between my waters breaking and when he actually arrived. My body was taxed beyond my imagination. Recently during my post natal appointments I met with other … More Fear, Love and Post-Natal Training.
‘You’re like me, I’m not a pretty runner either.” I’ve got to admit that I actually did laugh-out-loud at this one. In fact I may have snorted too. I had just finished a race where I was stoked that I had conquered my first open-water swim, and this is one of the comments I received … More ‘This Is Effort’: Celebrating what ‘Doing’ Really Looks Like