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 13, 2010

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

Body Blog: Get Your Boot Camp On!

Working out is hard enough already – do you really need someone yelling in your face the entire time? If I want to work out, I can do it entirely on my own. I’m just fine pounding the treadmill alone. With my iPod. And without any camouflage, baggy pants, and whistles! After 7th grade, I resigned myself to the fact that I cannot do a pull-up, and I am more than fine with that.

Body Blog: Indoor Vs. Outdoor Running

Unless you consider yourself "a runner," (you know who you are) running can kind of suck. A lot. Sometimes it feels great to feel the wind through your hair and know that you left the equivalent of a 5K in the dust, no sweat. Other times, you barely make it to the end of your block before thoughts of turning home to the comfort and safety of your couch and DVR creep into your head.

Nov 30, 2009

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.

Sep 23, 2009

Work Out With Your Mother (Earth)

I have this theory that anything that’s good for the planet is good for your health as well. You’ve heard it all before: ditching the car, eating organic greens, and drinking tap water are all great ways to maintain your well-being. But did you know that adding a little green to your workout routine can actually bump it its effectiveness and your subsequent sexiness?

Aug 29, 2009

My Life As An Army Girlfriend

When I tell people that my boyfriend is in the Army, I usually am met with the same response: “Oooh really? I don’t know how you do it. I couldn’t be with someone in the military.”

Aug 26, 2009

Just How Hard Is It To Burn Those Extra Calories?

So the fall semester is rolling round again. For you freshies that means the dreaded “Freshman 15." For the rest of us it means the shame of gaining an undisclosed amount of weight even though we are supposed to be “adjusted” and know how to stay healthy while we’re away from home.

Jun 20, 2009

Confession: I Miss School!

Ahh summer time. The heat is blistering, the Natty Lite is chilled and the pool beckons. For those of us not taking summer classes, these three months are a glorious break from homework, studying and fluorescent lighting. Yes, the whole summer yawns out blue skies and cut-offs until late August and it’s hard to imagine ever going back to school.

Apr 23, 2009

Friends Lead to Longer Lives

We all know that eating right, exercising, drinking lots of water (not excessive amounts of alcohol), and not smoking increase your health and your chances of living longer overall. But let's be honest--how many of us actually do all those things, all of the time?

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...

Dec 29, 2008

The Body Blog: New Year’s Resolutions That Work

Now that the holidays are over and my jeans are extra tight from the cookies and cakes I stuffed in...

Nov 3, 2008

The Body Blog: Gym Vs. Home Workout

[Hey all. It’s your fitness guru here, ready to keep you up to date with this week’s workout tips. I...