Why I don’t give a hoot about my daily 10,000 steps this month

Ever since activating my Fitbit about a year ago, I have constantly synced it with the app on my phone to check the number of steps I've gotten and to make sure I've achieved at least 250 steps every hour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If it means I've gotta walk through the hallways …

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No better time than now

You know what we don't necessarily need? New Year resolutions. Lots of people still make New Year resolutions, and I have absolutely zero concern about that, because that's their life and none of my business. And I can understand why people still do it. It's a new calendar year, so any sort of change can …

The Losers who keep losing

Like millions of Americans, NBC's The Biggest Loser captivated me for many seasons (until I wearied of reality TV and the same synopsis year after year). The strength and motivation each contestant managed never failed to baffle and inspire me. During more than one episode, I went hard on my mom's Tony Little Gazelle, sweating …

Times have changed

One day last week, I didn't feel like going for a run, and I had done some strength training at the gym the day before, so I decided to engage in an activity that's still new to me: yoga. I'm almost positive I don't do any of the moves correctly, and I'm way too self-conscious …