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Jan 3, 2011

The Body Blog: Quick and Efficient Exercises

We are busy girls, no doubt. But being busy is never a good excuse for skipping out on a workout. Not only is it BS (you could spend a little less time shopping online, you know), but it’s just not good for you. And you are gonna feel really crappy later when your body turns to mush and you can’t play Rock Band without breaking a sweat.

Nov 8, 2010

We’ve All Been There: Waiting to Work Out

After finishing another long day of classes (a whole 3 hours!), you head home to grab a quick snack and go to the gym. You don’t even let yourself sit down or get comfortable, knowing that getting near that couch – even for a moment – means you would never get up again.

Mar 20, 2010

One Month Challenge: Fun with Fitness, Week 2

At some point this week, exercise stopped being something I had to do and started being something I wanted to do. I'm honestly not sure what changed. Maybe it was the physical pain and exhaustion I felt after Irish dancing at a pre-St. Patrick's Day event last weekend. And then watching all my old friends performing on St. Patrick's Day, so full of energy, making it all look so easy.

One Month Challenge: Fun with Fitness, Week 1

OK, so Week 1 wasn't entirely unsuccessful. But that's not saying much. By the time Wednesday night rolled around, I realized I had yet to do any physical activity whatsoever. I hadn't even walked to class all week.

5 Things Guys Should Not Sport to the Gym

One of the biggest motivations for us college girls to get to the gym every day is the thought of all the hot guys that will be there. Yeah, we go there to burn off last night's margaritas and nachos, but doing all that burning is so much better while ogling delicious, muscle-y coeds lifting weights, the sweat dripping off of their glistening brows.

Jan 19, 2010

I Hate You, Resolutioners

I don't make resolutions for the new year. Not only do I know I will not keep them, but I also know that anything important enough to give up on December 31st should probably be given up on any other day. I tried to give up cake once - what a disaster. Just knowing the 31st was coming and that I would soon be without my beloved buttercream sent me on a downward spiral that resulted with me, a fork and a missing Costco sheet cake.

Jan 5, 2010

Oct 19, 2009

Body Blog: Pass Up The Cool Down

While most people’s gym routines differ – I, for one, have always been an elliptical girl and hate the stationary bike – it’s safe to assume that almost everyone incorporates a “cool down” into their cardio program. After running for 30 minutes at 7 miles per hour, you’ll knock your speed down to 3 and spend five minutes jogging or walking before you hop off the machine.

Oct 13, 2009

We’ve All Been There: The Workout Aches

Between the nightly orders of cheese fries and the daily “I’m too tired/busy/stressed/wrapped up in this Friends marathon to go to the gym” you’ve let yourself go. And based on how much work it takes to get those bootcuts over your thighs, it’s all beginning to catch up with you. So when Sunday rolls around you put your (chubby) foot down and decide it’s time to get back in gear.

Sep 28, 2009

Body Blog: Bored Mind, Bored Body

There are days when not even a new playlist, the latest issue of Glamour, AND Tough Love on VH1 could make my 45 minute elliptical sesh fly by. My mind is bored, and so is my body. And when my body is bored, it’s not burning as many calories. The human body is designed to be efficient so when I do the same exercise day after day, my body uses fewer calories to do the same amount of work on day 30 than, say, on day 1.

Aug 28, 2009

Weekly Wrap Up: Waiting For Prince Charming

Remember that line Charlotte said in an episode of Sex and the City? "I've been dating since I was 15! I'm exhausted! Where is he?" Yeah. That's pretty much where I'm at right now. I mean, really, between meeting guys who beer bong in the wrong places and giving my number to rather questionable dudes...

Aug 20, 2009

MTV Battles The Freshman 15

When we heard about the casting call for MTV’s reality show Freshman 15, we might have peed our pants a little. What could be more fun than watching freshman battle the bulge on national television (laughter, tears, and more than one beer and nacho binge guaranteed to ensue)? We are suckers for anything MTV, especially when it includes vulnerable freshies and crack-the-whip personal trainers.

Jun 22, 2009

Body Blog: Relieve Sore Muscles

As I've said in the past, I love feeling sore the day after a workout. It's a great indication that my body was challenged and fat was burned. Both very good things. However, there are times when I can't quite cope with how much pain I'm in. When it literally hurts to do anything, i.e. walk, sit, stand... laugh. Yeah, not so much fun.

Mar 10, 2009

We’ve All Been There: Waiting At The Gym

[It doesn’t matter what school you go to, what state it is in, how big it is, whether it is...