Tara's Blog

Races/Athletic Activities in 2011

Hello All, I am planning my race calendar for 2011 and I want to hear what you all have going on! Are you planning on participating in your first race or complete in a new distance? If so, what is it? 5k, 10k, half-marathon or triathlon. Read More »


Exercise – do you enjoy it or dread it?

Does exercise have to be boring and painful? What are some easy ways to make exercise fun? Why is it a good idea to change your routine every now and then? These are a few questions that I will cover in this blog!

Physical activity and exercise can become boring if you do not make an effort to change things up from time to time. I am a creature of habit and love to do my usual workout routine, which used to consist of hour jog and an hour spin class. Since I fractured my tibia my routine has been out of whack, but as I get back into one I am making sure to mix things up. Read More »


Marie Claire Blog about “Fatties”!!

I couldn’t help but respond to this outrageous blog post (http://www.marieclaire.com/sex-love/dating-blog/overweight-couples-on-television), I think we all should take a second and write a letter to the editor. My first reaction was anger, but quickly realized this woman is just narrow-minded (even though she might have very eclectic friends) and that we should all feel sorry for her. She has no friends that are obese only “plump,” she is missing out on a lot of great friendships because of her prejudice attitude. That is not a way to live your life, know the person not the image.

Obesity is an epidemic in this country, but what she is missing is that food (sugar) is an addiction. For me personally, I had to break an addiction to food, just like she had to overcome being anorexic. Bigoted remarks and slandering words are hurtful and there is no reason that a mainstream popular magazine should condone that! I hardly think that the editor would allow her to post a blog about a particular race, gender or sexual orientation. Everyone has their own opinions, but most people do not have the outlet that she has. I am more appalled at the fact the Marie Claire allowed this blog to be posted.  It makes me think, that the one in charge feels the same way. I hope Hearst Communications has a nice talk with those involved at Marie Claire.

The woman, who wrote this, Maura Kelly, has already received the backlash from the public, but she does not have the authority to post that blog by herself. Someone above here should have stopped it.

I hope you will join me in sending an email OR letter to the editor in chief ([email protected]) and the senior web editor ([email protected]).

For mailing a letter:

Joanna Coles

Editor in chief

Marie Claire Magazine

300 West 57th St., 34th Fl.

New York, NY 10019-1497

Thank you for taking an initiative and letting your voice be heard.

Be Well Everyone!