"Chunky" Cheerleader? I Don't Think So.
Welcome to WABC TV’s Reset Your Life: A Healthier You blog! It follows the popular show "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" with host Chris Powell on ABC as well as other timely health issues as they come up in the headlines. As a bonus, you will also find meal plans, exercise routines and music playlists throughout the different posts to help get you motivated to reset your life! I wanted to start this blog, because like thousands of women in the tri-state, I too have struggles and triumphs with weight.
I have had major weight losses and gains in the last 12 years. The highs and lows on the scale correspond with the highs and lows I've experienced through school and college, work and the challenges of adult life. I am on my own new journey once again to get healthy. :)
I made it through my first 5K! I completed the Wildlife Conservation Society's Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo! It was a beautiful day and really couldn't have been a better run. I went with my sister and good friend who are both very amazing athletes. They both go on runs on a regular basis and played soccer in high school and college. I do not have that same experience. :/ I have to admit, I was not as strict with my training plan as I should have been, so I was a little nervous about being able to keep up. I even told them if they wanted to run ahead, I would catch up with them at the end. Instead, we ran and walked the course together! They actually said I did a pretty good job of keeping up. I sprinted to the finish line as soon as my eyes caught the banner! My face was red and my lungs were definitely pumping, but it felt great! It was just what I needed to be inspired to participate in future races! Aslo, we raised $250 dollars to help elephants! Hope to see you there next year! There are 5Ks all across the tri-state, so I look forward to updating you on my next run.
The next season of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition kicks of Tuesday, May 29th! I have an interview scheduled with trainer extraordinaire Chris Powell the following day, so please look for that here. He will show us some quick and easy exercise tips and snacks to jump start and maintain a healthy lifestyle!
Did you hear about this? A blogger in Houston is under fire for calling an OKC Thunder cheerleader chunky.
UPDATE!!! In an ABC News Exclusive, Kelsey Williams responds to the Houston blogger who called her "chunky."
Here's the original ABC News story:
This is the article by ABC's ALEXIS SHAWA CBS Houston sports blogger has come under fire for questioning whether an Oklahoma City Thunder Girl was "too chunky" to be an NBA cheerleader.
Blogger Claire Crawford targeted Oklahoma City Thunder cheerleader Kelsey Williams' looks on the court after the Houston Rockets faced off against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.
"The Rockets looked terrible in Game 1, but some say they weren't the only bad-looking people on the court," Crawford wrote.
While she conceded Williams was a "pretty blonde," she wrote Oklahoma City fans had criticized her for "having 'pudginess' around her waistline."
"But if she's comfortable wearing that tiny outfit and dancing for NBA fans, then good for her," Crawford wrote. "Besides…not every man likes women to be toothpick skinny. I'd say most men prefer a little extra meat on her bones."
A poll attached to this column asked readers what their opinions were on Williams in the Oklahoma City Thunder cheerleader outfit.
Voters could choose from three options. Either they thought Williams had "the perfect look to be an NBA cheerleader," "she could use some tightening up in her midsection," or "she has no business wearing that outfit in front of people."
Williams politely fired back at the post on Twitter.
"To be womanly always, discouraged never," she wrote.
"We wouldn't know what blessings were if we didn't go through trials. Thank you to EVERYONE for the compassion and love today. I'm in awe," she tweeted on April 24.
CBS Houston has since removed the post from its website, but a cached version of the pageis still available online.
The Houston Chronicle reported thatCrawford was a pseudonym for Anna-Megan Raley, who once blogged for the paper and posted a video of her auditionto be a Houston Dynamo soccer team cheerleader. Raley's Twitter accounts, under her name and her alias, Crawford, have been deleted.
This isn't the first time a professional sports team cheerleader has been criticized for her looks.
Former Green Bay Packers cheerleader Kaitlyn Collinstook to YouTube to post a video in response to a cruel post where she was called "ugly" and "an eyesore" on an unofficial Chicago Bears Fan page in February.
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