Having recently gained 35 pounds when pregnant with my second daughter, I was left with 20 to lose upon returning home from the hospital and a closet full of non-maternity clothing that didn't fit. It wasn't easy, but I lost it all in about two months -- no starving and no gimmicks.
I had put so much time and effort into the thought of quitting and... that was just it. I had put too much time, actually all my time, into preparing to quit. I had overlooked the fact that I had a chance to achieve something huge.
Surprisingly, runners tend to record faster times when they insert strategic walk breaks. But after having conducted dozens of surveys, I can now say with confidence: if you want to run faster, try my run-walk-run method.
I first received the call that ESPN was interested in having me in their annual "The Body Issue" from my publicist one Wednesday afternoon in July. I knew right away what issue my publicist was talking about.
These types of classes I'm talking about are known as "pre-choreographed." It's the same concept as McDonald's. Wherever you go to and take this particular class, you'll be getting the same exact routine anywhere in the world.
I am living the "high life" in several aspects of my life. I am coming off two weeks of successful racing. I train to race. When you race well, and win, it feels good. You feel validated, you feel -- well, you feel high.