A former college athlete (some 12 years ago) and current fitness level go together like contestants on The Bachelor and wedding vows. In other words: they don’t. This is why the fitness portion of The Blonde Side was created – fitness is not something I’m extremely “good” at, nor do I feel particularly jazzed each and every day to wake up at the butt crack of dawn and go for a 5-mile run with sweat dripping down my fake cleavage. But I do it anyways.
There’s something about a chick who writes a sport’s column that people automatically assume she (as in me) is physically fit with tight abs and glutes you want to stare at all day. So here’s my shot at allowing you to keep me motivated.
I can’t take my eyes off the news today. I’m not one to commit myself to violent news scenes and partake in media frenzies often, but this one, the one that took place this afternoon at the Boston Marathon has my full attention. Maybe it’s because it hit so close to home, having two of my best friends running the race (both are thankfully safe), or maybe it’s because I just signed up for my very first full marathon in Philadelphia later this year and just trying to imagine what I’d be thinking if I were in Boston running today. If...read more
There’s An App For That. Talk about the overstatement of the year, especially when fitness and losing weight seems to be on everyone’s mind. There truly is an app for everything, including my favorite: “I travel a lot and love to eat cupcakes and drink Veuve Rose six nights a week and it’s making me fat.” Technically, that’s not the real name of the app, but the one I’m referring to and have considered my mobile BFF throughout the country for over six months now is the Nike Training Club App (NTC)....read more
If I cancel last minute I’ll get charged? If I don’t sign up quick enough, will there be a spot for me? The woman twice my age looks five times better in her Lululemon pantsthan I do? This costs how much? These are the workout questions. I’ve found that if I’m charged a fee to cancel, I won’t (we’re more prone to bail on workouts last minute). I’ve found that if I wait too long, my favorite class and time will be full and I’ll miss a great workout. I’ve found that a 45-year-old woman who looks better in her...read more
Crushing It. With the New Year comes a lot of promises to ourselves. Like evading the mall and lowering credit card bills. Or bringing your A-Game to work everyday. Working out more. Eating less. Washing your hair on a daily basis. Cutting back on your superfluous champagne consumption. OK, maybe those last few were just mine, but still, the New Year brings about a time where we all want to make positive changes. I couldn’t go on any dates, couldn’t meet the girls for happy hour, couldn’t drive past Arby’s without...read more
Lululemon designer looks to Houston workouts to figure out what customers really want I was all set to interview Katie Douglas, lead accessory designer for Lululemon, the yoga-inspired athletic apparel company. But I quickly learned that a meetingwith any Lululemon employee most certainly requires some degree of sweat. As it should. Douglas and Lululemon accessories design assistant Kathleen Westerhout invited me to Sculpt Fitness for an early morning workout (which began with the instructor saying, “If you feel you need to throw up,...read more
A few weeks ago I had the awesome opportunity to partake in a fit session at the lululemon at the Houston Galleria. As much as I already knew I loved the brand, I had yet to own a single piece. Perhaps it was the price, which felt a little hefty for clothes I would literally work up an intense sweat in, or the fact I grew up as a Nike chick, but nevertheless, I was invited to try on some pieces and give feedback on their products. I probably tried on every single piece of women’s clothing at the store – from yoga apparel (I...read more
I do not like running. Let me start there. I am at best, an average runner. As I was debating an afternoon run a few weeks ago, I realized I needed some form of motivation. Something way beyond my usual Google search of hot and athletic chicks, so I turned a little impromptu game, making my run interactive by posting questions and polls on my social media channels. Once people started paying attention and providing feedback, I was pretty much forced to run. Which really was my only goal. Here’s a look into my interactive running...read more
My delay for not getting with the Pilates movement decades ago when the rest of the world was, went a little something like this: I’m an athlete – pilates and yoga don’t make me sweat and I’d rather concentrate on beating someone to the finish line instead of rhythmic breathing, downwards dogs and pelvis tucks. I want to hurt the day after my workout – that’s proof I pushed my limits. Those are words you NEVER say to Elizabeth Sullivan, Certified Pilates (and Yoga) Instructor at The Athletic Club at...read more
A few month’s ago Women’s Health Magazine sought out “Action Heroes” for their upcoming race series, Run 10 Feed 10. It has been such an incredible honor (and even months before the race an already incredible journey) to be chosen as an Action Hero for the Austin, TX 10k on October 13th. Recently, The Blonde Side was interviewed on WalkJogRun about the upcoming race and how training is going so far. Here’s an excerpt from the interview: WalkJogRun: Why is it important for you to run the RUN 10 FEED 10? Jayme Lamm:...read more
I’m a firm believer in dinner by candlelight. I’m also that girl who prefers the lights off during those special-between-the-sheets moments with my man. So working out with the lights off, yeah why not? I don’t want to be judged by the mass amount of boob sweat turning my pastel pink sports bra into a deep shade of magenta or my ugly “push it harder” beast mode face I’ve somehow perfected over the years. I want to work out, I want to sweat, I want to be pushed, I want the time to fly, and most of all I want to feel...read more