Chris Bohlin

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

I’ve listened to Chris go on about fitness for years and I’ll admit that he has moved me from never going to the gym to one day considering possibly maybe going to a gym. In his post today, he addresses some apprehensions that may push me even closer. But, I doubt it. -ben There are […] Read more


“look, I’ve even brainwashed my kids!”

Advice from Paleo kids By Chloe and Camee, 5th grade students Ok kids! Don’t you hate it when your parents try to serve you healthy but disgusting Paleo foods? Well you don’t have to worry anymore. These 5th grade Paleo kids know what to do. We live with The Guy with No Shirt! Here are […] Read more


Have Snacks. Will Travel.

I was stopped at the elevator last week by one of our senior executives at the office as he pointed to my armload of grocery sacks filled with Tupperware containers. “You look like a homeless person,” he remarked. And, I couldn’t help but chuckle to myself as I left the office and actually saw a […] Read more


Why can’t any of these diets be more livable?

Overheard at a restaurant one evening: “Why can’t any of these diets be more livable? There is nothing on my diet that even comes close to what I want to eat.” I’m not usually one to eavesdrop. Ok, maybe that’s a lie. I find other people pretty interesting, so I guess I consider eavesdropping sociological […] Read more


Honey, We’ve Plumped the Kids.

OK, this one might sting a little. But, I feel like it needs to be said. And, once again let me start by saying that I am not an expert, nor have I earned a medical degree, and some conditions are uniquely medical. Now for my biased opinions… Swimsuit season is upon us. And, I […] Read more


Being Married to the Guy with No Shirt

A couple of neat things happened this week. First of all, I joined Twitter. As Ben Wallace will tell you, I once thought this social media tool was reserved for women. After I accused Ben of actually being a woman for belonging to Twitter, I realized I was wrong, but would have to wait for […] Read more


Injury – Best. Excuse. Ever?

I’ve had the unique experience of living with some sort of injury or condition that prevented me from exercise all the way from birth. Growing up, I was plagued with asthma and allergies. No sports for me. I couldn’t run around the block without triggering an asthma attack and the hives I got from rolling […] Read more


Just stop trying.

From the beginning, when I started this “fitness experiment,” my coaches and doctors made an observation about me. They said I was good at following orders. They would tell me to do something and usually, without question, I would do it. I followed the diet. I went in for checkups and showed up at the […] Read more


Judgment

For years my mother used to embarrass me in front of my friends’ parents telling them how hard it was to buy me pants. She always admitted that finding the “husky” size designation at Sears was one of the best things that happened when it came to buying me jeans every summer before school year […] Read more


From Whence I Came

My physical therapists are the best people I’ve ever known. The day I walked into their clinic complaining of chronic back pain four years after surgery was, well, interesting. If you’ve never had back pain, specifically a herniated, slipped or ruptured disc, let me tell you it’s a special kind of pain. I’m a “bright […] Read more



The Care and Feeding of Super Heroes and Beauty Queens

Let me be the first to say that I never thought I’d be interested in something as boring as food. I am not a foodie.  Five years ago if you’d asked me what my final meal would be if I was a death row inmate I would have told you a McDonald’s Number Four – […] Read more


Getting Started. Werewolves, Cavemen and the C-Word.

If you happened to see last week’s post you already know that, from the beginning, my fitness goal was inextricably tied to the werewolf species.  This week’s post talks about what came next. Lots of people ask me how I did it. How I got to how I am today and how I keep it up […] Read more


Introducing the Guy With No Shirt

So, I recently discovered I’ve become “that guy.” And, it’s weird because I think we all try pretty hard not to be him. But I am. And now that I am I think I’ll go with it, because it’s really not half bad.  It started innocently enough with a chick-flick and a new year’s resolution. Which […] Read more