The British teenager who inspired people around the world with her “bucket list,” Alice Pyne, passed away from terminal cancer–but not before completing every item on her bucket list, thanks to the help of many generous, compassionate people.
The 17-year-old had Hodgkin’s lymphoma for many years and was not expected to live this long, according to what doctors told her. But she defied the odds and became a worldwide viral sensation a few years ago when she created a blog talking about her illness and posted a bucket list of things she was determined to do before she died. More
This week on That Girl we are celebrating Carla Birnberg, a mom who says weightlifting enabled her to lose 35 pounds and completely change her life. To her, weight training is about “being heard, feeling empowered and knowing that I am capable.” We love that. We also love that she keeps her workouts short (yet intense) so she has time to play with her daughter and enjoy life. Read her story and be inspired by the unique way she recovers after a hard workout! More
This week on That Girl, we are celebrating Susan Lacke, a triathlete who has accomplished one of the most grueling events out there–an Ironman. While thousands of women complete this 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run event every year, what inspires us about Susan is the fact that she did so a mere year and a half after losing 70 pounds and running her first 5K race. That’s a remarkable accomplishment in such a short time. Oh, and we also love the fact that she says anyone can do an Ironman. Take a look at why she believes this. More
This week on That Girl we are celebrating Teresa De Santiago–a cross-country runner with an amazingly positive attitude that inspires us to be better and do better when it comes to our bodies, our health and our mindset. “There are days,” she says, “when I’ve woken up with less energy but continue to put forth my best because hard work, not wishing, will get me the results I want. Our bodies are capable of doing amazing things if we would just stop letting a negative mindset get in the way.” We LOVE that. Read more inspiration from Teresa: More
Continuing with our column, “That Girl”, we are celebrating the accomplishments of real women who make health and fitness a priority because we know that true athletes come in all shapes, sizes, ages and athletic abilities from around the world. So this week we’re celebrating Rebecca Adams, a runner, triathlete and investment bank manager who says sports have helped her learn all about patience and being positive–and oatmeal helps to keep her strong! More
Continuing with our new column, “That Girl”, we are celebrating the accomplishments of real women who make health and fitness a priority because we know that true athletes come in all shapes, sizes, ages and athletic abilities from around the world. So this week we’re celebrating Anne Shadle, an inspiring runner and student who says her love of sports has helped her find her true self. More