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"Closed Shox" Explained and Scale Winner! by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise On the Help a Reader Out post "How to Choose the Right Fitness Shoe" there was much discussion in the comments about Turbo Jennie's recommendation to wear shoes with "clos ... Read on »
"People Don't Like It When You Puke In the Pool" and other Charlotte-isms [I'm on TV!] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Gym Buddy Megan and I having way too much fun this morning doing our pike push-ups (also known as the stick-your-butt-in-the-air-and-wave-it-like-you-just-don't-care push- ... Read on »
"Truthiness" in Advertising by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise You already know that many starlets grace (is grace really the word I'm looking for here?) magazine covers half undressed but did you hear about Carey Mulligan wearing a ... Read on »
"Ultragrain" Flour: Experiments in Cooking by Charlotte H. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Just like performing three posthumous miracles will get you sainted in Catholic circlesthere is a litmus test to determine true health nuts. While this won't get you a ca ... Read on »
#1 Key to Longevity: Building a Community by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise You eat right and exercise. You get your flu shot. You even drink cod liver oil because it is the world's best source of omega-3 fatty acids AND vitamin D, all together ... Read on »
‘Must-Have’ Fitness Items You Really Don’t Need by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Totally unrelated to anything but it’s TRUE. If they’d added “playing Word Scramble obsessively” this would be the recap of my weekend. Everywhere you go s ... Read on »
“Don’t Forget to Breathe!” and Other Nutty Things People Say at the Gym by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Favorite Overheard Gym Conversation of the Week:  Trainer to woman lifting heavy weights: Don’t forget to breathe! Woman: Is that even possible? Has an ... Read on »
“Eating Disorders Make You Skinny” and Other Popular ED Myths, Debunked by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Anyone else seriously freaked out these t-shirts come in children’s sizes? At least the girl on the left has enough sense to show her disapproval.  Amanda ... Read on »
“Excuse Me, but…” 5 Tips for Dealing With Unsolicited Advice in the Gym by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise “Excuse me but I think you are having a wardrobe malfunction.” Where’s Justin Timberlake to slap his hand over a nipple when you need him?! “Excuse me” can b ... Read on »
“I Like A Girl Who Eats” [When is a hamburger not a hamburger? When I'm arguing with... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise “Oh it’s not about the hamburger, buddy! Don’t you “just hamburger” me! That is just a hamburger like Elmo is just a furry toy with a stick up its butt! These ... Read on »
“It’s Okay If…”: When it comes to your health sometimes it’s good to... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise You show ‘em, birdie!! Being the law-abiding, Type A, total rule follower that I am, I’m rarely a bad girl. But sometimes even I need to rebel. Case in poi ... Read on »
“No Skinny People Allowed” Gyms: Brilliant or Bigoted? by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Seriously, there are no words for how much I used to love the parachute in gym class! Although it probably had a lot to do with the fact I got to hide and no one ... Read on »
“Safety Tips for Ladies”: What Works, What You Think Works But Doesn’t and... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise #safetytipsforladies : just dora the explorer your attacker. “rapist! no raping!” works every time. — Lucille Baller (@davalyns) March 27, 2013 This is ev ... Read on »
“To The Fatty Running on the Track”: When Using Real People for Inspiration is... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise People find inspiration in the darndest places. Like these ads to inspire more women to breastfeed… by showing men doing it. Now, I’m not knocking these brave du ... Read on »
“We Have a No Boys Policy”: Can You Protect Girls Without Sacrificing Boys? [Plus:... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise  My favorite boys! (Backstory: One on the right just won a trophy for his Pikachu pinewood derby car and the one on the left is having a meltdown because he ... Read on »
“You Sure Are Strong… For a Girl.” by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Tonight after a marvelously brutal interval class that involved jumping lunges, crouching push-ups and so many skaters that my I’d get an Apollo Ohno tattoo on ... Read on »
“You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone!” Signed, Your Period [All about... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Do you remember the day you got your first period? Of course you do! (Unless you’re a dude and then take a hall pass and excuse yourself for the day. You’re we ... Read on »
(anti)Fitspo Friday: The #1 Tip For Getting a Thigh Gap by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Step 3. Wear a boob harness – it’s like the Blade Runner of bras.  NOT knocking anyone who naturally has a “thigh gap”, just poking fun at all the “fitspiratio ... Read on »
10 Lessons I Learned From MMA [And none of them have to do with fighting!] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise The MMA Video Shoot: Kicking Butt. Taking Names. Laughing Until I Pee. Just a Little. (HUGE thanks to Darren Batchelor and Kendra Ruff for sharing their expert ... Read on »
10 Lessons I Learned From Our Garden (And none of them have to do with food!) by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise When my husband planted these grapes I thought he was nuts – we do not have the climate nor growing season for grapes – and yet look at them thrive! Lesson learn ... Read on »