Personal Essay

This Is What It’s Like to Run a Half Marathon – Through Disneyland

While most parts of my job get me pretty excited, I must say I was particularly freaking the f*ck out delighted when I got invited to the Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland - and that's putting it mildly. My Disney-loving, 5-year-old-at-heart sel...

I Stole 3 Items From My Boyfriend’s Closet – and Here’s How I Wore Them

I occasionally rummage through my boyfriend's drawers for old tees to sleep in. Usually it's this Christmas cat motif shirt ($6) or an alternative style with a wolf graphic that eerily resembles Balmain's Fall '17 collection. While they're super comfor...

I Stole 3 Items From My Boyfriend’s Closet – and Here’s How I Wore Them

I occasionally rummage through my boyfriend's drawers for old tees to sleep in. Usually it's this Christmas cat motif shirt ($6) or an alternative style with a wolf graphic that eerily resembles Balmain's Fall '17 collection. While they're super comfor...

7 Habits I Had to Form to Finally Lose the Weight

I've always been an active person, but when I gained 15 pounds after getting an IUD, I had to get real about my diet and workouts. I hired a personal trainer at Equinox, and remarkably, she didn't tell me to download a calorie-counting app or work me ...

5 Confessions of a Registered Dietitian

The following post was originally featured on Fannetastic Food, which is part of POPSUGAR's influencer network. Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sheila Gim I can't believe it has been 4 years since I became an RD - I've officially been a dietiti...

We Tried the Workout That Claims to Burn More Calories in 20 Minutes That Most Do in 90

So here's the deal: EMS training - electrical muscle stimulation - is massively on the rise in the fitness world. It's huge in Europe, blowing up in New York, and slowly making its way to other major cities; as of now, there's only one approved EMS m...

4 Important Lessons I Learned About Weight Loss From My Kids

To learn tips and techniques for my own weight-loss journey, I've spoken to tons of experts, dietitians, fitness trainers, and people with personal experience losing weight. But really, I learned the most from two very giggly and often muddy unlikely ...

I Started Saying “No” and Began Losing Weight

Saying "no" has never been my forte. I'm a social creature and a "yes" person. Long before FOMO permeated the pop culture landscape, I hated passing up any enticing invitation for a night out - the phrase "I'll sleep when I'm dead" comes to mind when I...

Some People Just Didn’t Follow the Met Gala Theme – and We Have Feelings About It

Imagine showing up to a Halloween party in a Black Swan costume you meticulously crafted from a vintage black feathered tulle skirt, winged eyeliner you finally mastered (only after spending the better part of your evenings hunched over your bathroom m...

Boxing Is the Therapy I’ve Been Waiting For

As someone who can't stand violent TV shows or movies (no Game of Thrones for me!) and won't even read violent books (sorry, The Hunger Games), my friends and family were pretty surprised at how enthusiastically I pursued boxing. Said pursuit began a...

Boxing Is the Therapy I’ve Been Waiting For

As someone who can't stand violent TV shows or movies (no Game of Thrones for me!) and won't even read violent books (sorry, The Hunger Games), my friends and family were pretty surprised at how enthusiastically I pursued boxing. Said pursuit began a...

I Gave Up Booze and Surprisingly My Life Doesn’t Suck

Here's the thing: quitting alcohol is not hard. Unless you're dealing with a serious illness (read: alcoholism), it's actually very, very easy. If you say it's hard, you're in for a reality check, sister. You're not giving up food, you're not short on medication, you're not fighting an illness . . . you're just not drinking. I say this from experience, because it was one of the easiest things I've ever done. It probably doesn't come as much of a surprise to you that I'm a fitness editor, and I don't really drink. I didn't have any alcohol during Lent (about six weeks), I can't remember the last time I was drunk, and I have no idea where the local bar is in my neighborhood. Do I abstain from alcohol completely? Nah! I've come to learn recently that Pinot Noir is pretty nice, I make a boozy...

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