As a teenager I dyed my hair black, wore Doc Martens, and savored the pages of Sassy magazine every month. It was my lifeline to all things girly, alternative, and cool.
The editor, Jane Pratt, now leads xoJane.com and they just published a post I wrote! (Eeee!)
IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Taught Fitness and Failed a Fat Test
I didn’t fail a fitness test. I failed at being thin.
After years of teaching yoga and exercise, I signed up to take a fitness test. I wanted to test my chops and be a guinea pig for my boss to learn the test protocol. I pedaled on the spin bike: stellar cardio. I easily touched my toes: excellent flexibility. I bench pressed for max reps: my strength was off the chart. Then in a private office, I took my clothes off for body fat testing.
The spiky caliper pinched my belly, hip, triceps, and thigh. I played off the discomfort with jokes about “plenty of cushion for the pushin’.” The results determined that I was 13% over the recommended body fat: Not what I wanted to hear.
Read the entire post HERE