• Nutrition

    I Am Not a Machine: More than calories

    The other week, I posted about that New York Times article on wellness and diet culture. Since then, I’ve been thinking a lot about my own relationship with food and nutrition. If we live in the ocean of diet culture, there are definitely days, weeks, and years when I’m the fish that asks, “What is water?”

  • Lift

    Speed Up, Slow Down

    “For time.” “As many reps as possible.” “Every minute on the minute.” When it comes to Crossfit and exercise in general, speed gets all the attention. Depending on the workout, going as fast as possible is the goal.

  • Nutrition

    That Wellness Article (or “I still don’t know how to eat”)

    The wellness industry is the diet industry, and the diet industry is a function of the patriarchal beauty standard under which women either punish themselves to become smaller or are punished for failing to comply, and the stress of this hurts our health too. I am a thin white woman, and the shame and derision I have experienced for failing to be even thinner is nothing compared with what women in less compliant bodies bear. Wellness is a largely white, privileged enterprise catering to largely white, privileged, already thin and able-bodied women, promoting exercise only they have the time to do and Tuscan kale only they have the resources to buy. Finally,…

  • Learn

    Just Going for a Walk

    Seated on the edge of the ottoman, I lace up my shoes, throw on a hoodie, and step out of the front door. This time of year, the air doesn’t bite quite as much, but it’s still fresh in the morning. It makes me feel awake, hopeful, excited.