Guess what? We’re starting something new up in herre (if by starting you mean we testing it out to see what ya’ll think—-which I do.): MizFit Commenter of the Month.
Rest assured that, while I may be all about the consistency with regards to my health & wellness routine, Im not getting organized
on your ass & this shall most likely appear sporadically.
Kicking off our new tradition is a woman we all love to laugh with and learn from.
Her blogs and her blog comments are consistently insightful & chock full o’snarkasm.
I give you (drumroll!) Kelly: Every Gyms Nightmare.
1. What made you start EGN? I can clearly recall the day I stumbled upon your site thinking SHE IS COOL, HARDCORE, KNOWS HER STUFF, FUNNY & NO BULLSH**. LOVE IT. I was hooked from my first read.
I started EGN so I could help people like me. I was severly bulimic for many years and through a lot of support and counselling i came through, not only healthy and happy, but with a love of fitness. I learned to love myself and my body and become an ACE certified personal trainer. I knew that I had a unique perspective, as I had been on both sides of the body image and health spectrum in my short life, and remembered what it felt like to feel helpless and alone. I read a lot of blogs and found that a lot of people were asking questions about their disordered eating on food blogs, where no one could really help them. i wanted to offer a place not only where people could learn about health and fitness, but i also wanted to show that you CAN recover, you CAN get healthy and, most importantly, you deserve it.
B. Now you’re doing two blogs?! I admire you. I can barely do MizFit, squeeze in a workout & get myself showered and dressed.
I have always loved to write, but not in the traditional conjunction-junction, beginning, middle and in conclusion kind of way. I write how I talk, with a little less swearing, and blogging seems to facilitate that perfectly. I found the www.groundedfitness.com blogging gig on problogger.net and decided to apply. I just love it. It has helped launch my career as well- aside from personal training, and my 2 blogs, I have monthly columns in two local area newspapers. Maybe one day I’ll write for a mag or something, but in the meantime I really just like the conversational, supportive community that blogging allows.
75. You’re so busy. All work and no play makes kelly a dull gurl—-and you’re nowhere near dull. What do you do for fun? Your ideal saturday night would be doing ______ with ________?
My idea of fun is not having anything to do, which doesn’t happen very often. My ideal Metalocalypse and Heroes on DVD with my boyfriend while we drink Coronas with perfectly sliced wedges of lime shoved in their necks.would be having a BBQ with my closest friends. We call ourselves “the fam” because we have all been close for years, which is weirdly intimidating to other people. Its like they know they can’t penetrate the inner circle (because they can’t.) I don’t know what I would do without them. I don’t think your family is blood, its the people that you share your greatest moments with, the ones that are there for you in your lowest, and are there for all the fun, stupid stuff in between. , however, is devoted to watching
4i. I’m a booknerd & movie buff. What was the last book you read? Favorite book? Last movie you saw? Favorite movie?
I just finished reading Augusten Burroughs (which was great by the way, if you love disfunctional, gay, prepubescent musings.) My favorite books of all time are A Wrinkle In Time, The Westing Game, Felix and Alexander, everything by Chuck Palahniuk, and everything by Jack Kerouak.
The last movie I saw was , which is seriously the funniest movie I have ever seen. I’m perpetually 14 years old. My favorite movies are A Clockwork Orange (well, the book as well) Now and Then, The Boondock Saints, , and Fight Club.
10. OK Kelly. Lay it on the Bumbling Band. Please to climb up on the soapbox and give us your Fitness Filosophy:
Most of the fitness information out there is regurgitated crap that the author has read somewhere else. No one cares about that. All the fitness information that you find in girlie fitness mags and on TV is so particular. “Don’t eat this,” “Do this exercise but not this one,” “Cut carbs,” “Don’t cut carbs.” “lift this 5 pound weight 3 times a day and you will lose 8 pounds and fit into your bikini” Life shouldn’t be this hard. If you spend every day subtracting how much your hair weighs from your total weight when you step on the scale- you aren’t living life. Who are you staying healthy or losing weight for? No one is going to see you because you are curled up sobbing on your bathroom floor. This is life- your workout and your diet shouldn’t be the biggest stressor in your life. I guess I just want people to take a big deep breath and relax. Your end goal should not be to lose weight, it should be to be happy. Losing weight or gaining muscle may get you there, but whats the point if you aren’t happy?
Thanks, Kelly, for making the time for the MizFits and for reminding us that, if we’re out there skinny & sullen or buff & brooding, there’s really & truly no point.
Im off to enjoy my day.
To workout a *little* and laugh a lot.