February 04, 2014

Three Annoying Questions...For Jennipher from Fit Bottomed Girls

By Crabby McSlacker

So it's time yet again to play "3 Annoying Questions!" Our next victim is Jennipher Walters, someone I actually got to meet and hang out with at a Dole-funded event a few years ago.

It was rough: we were wined and dined and subjected to spa treatments and cruelly forced to write our thoughts about mushroom powder and frozen bananas. 

However, during the event I discovered Jenn's deep dark secret...

Yep: she's every bit as warm and smart and awesome in real life as she appears to be on the web.

Anyway, to get more official: Jennipher Walters is CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites FitBottomedGirls.com, FitBottomedMamas.com and FitBottomedEats.com. She is also a certified personal trainer, health coach, and group exercise instructor; she also holds an MA in health journalism, and is the author of the upcoming book by Random House, The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet.

So here are the three annoying questions!

What do you hate most about trying to live a healthy lifestyle?

I truly do love my healthy lifestyle. Not to be all Pollyanna, but I created it, and I really, really love the workouts I do and the healthy foods I eat. That said, what I hate most about the "healthy lifestyle" thing is that people tend to get in really regimented and opinionated ruts about it. Like, you can ONLY be vegan or Paleo or low-fat or whatever. I say do what works for you; do what makes you feel good. Everybody is different and there's no magic workout or formula. Also, because I can never say this enough, DIETS SUCK! :)

Have you ever blogged anything you were later embarrassed about?

Surprisingly, nothing is coming to mind! I've written about pooping, not showering, peeing, periods, chafing in "personal" areas ... it's all fair game, I guess! Although I will say that I'm probably more apt to write something and share it with the world than tell someone face to face. I'm weirdly introverted like that.

Let's say you're on a very well-funded reality TV show and to win 100 million dollars you had to either:

(1) Skydive into a packed star trek convention wearing absolutely nothing but a pair of pointy ears;

(2) Eat 3 roasted sewer rats garnished with iguana eyes and crushed cockroaches; or

(3) Consume every meal at McDonald's for the next 12 months and forgo any exercise except handing your cash to the kid at the drive through window.

Which would you choose, or would you pass up the fortune?

What a fabulously fun question! All of those options stink.

Number 1 is pretty much everyone's nightmare. Number 2 makes me want to gag just reading it. And number 3 is just ... ew ... I think I might go crazy! Not to mention that I'd totally lose my street cred as a fitness professional.

So ... with that said ... I'm going with number 1! I've watched enough Star Trek to know Trekkies are a friendly bunch. And maybe I could position my pointy ears strategically ...

They're waitin' for ya Jenn!

What would you ask a favorite fitness blogger? What do you hate about fitness? Or hey, how do you feel about skydiving?


  1. Wonderful post! You witty gals! Love the Star Trek response but really love the healthy lifestyle response about finding your own way! Nice advice!
    What would I ask my favorite fitness blogger? What are your top ten "go to" foods or meals that you love to eat/cook? What is your favorite exercise? If you were forced to live in an apartment (after owning your own house for years) while your spouse was in school and the upstairs neighbors were noisy and obnoxious, how would you deal with this? A.) Throw rocks at their windows B.) Let the air out of all their tires, every night C. Leave the house every day during their peak activity.

    1. Anew, I especially love that third question!!! Though hmm, b, while tempting, would ground them at home. I'd go with (d) sneak in and hide road kill carcasses in advance states of decay throughout their house.

  2. I'll walk into the Star Trek convention naked. No problem! Skydiving? That's the deal breaker. I don't want to be a splat on the sidewalk thanks or worse a skid mark the length of the parking lot.
    I always want to know exactly what people eat in a day. I will generally reject their chooses as yucky, but I hold out hope for a few ideas that I would actually follow.

    1. No sky diving for you, huh Cindy? I have to say I'm with you! For me it would be a tie between the other two. :)

    2. Oh I would still take the sky diving. Its the chose between risking death and the other 2 where you just pray for death to come quickly.

  3. Fun post!! I think I would go with Jenn on the skydiving although my close 2nd would be McDonalds if you hadn't said no exercise! I actually love McDonalds (can't lie!!!) but 12 months of no exercise?! NO!!!

    1. Kim, I can't IMAGINE you not exercising for 12 hours, let alone 12 months! :)

  4. You know what? I think I would eat the roasted sewer rats! LOL! I am scared of heights and scared of trans fats but I do love me some protein! LMFAO!

    1. Gigi, we just gotta start a rumor that Sewer Rat meat is a super-fat burner and miracle wrinkle reducer, and before we know it some celebrity will be asking their personal chef to start grillin' 'em up! And you can be the first to report on it!

  5. She's brave to do any of the three! As for questions, i always love to know what people suggest when you can only work out at home with limited equipment.

  6. "...do what works for you,..." wise words. Is it wrong I am so tempted by the Star Trek one?

  7. Skydiving? That's easy. How I feel is enormously relieved that my daughter didn't tell me about it until she was on the ground.

    So glad I didn't have to answer your multiple choice question!

  8. Love this post. So much fun...the third question was really thought provoking. Also glad I didn't have to answer it!

  9. Something most i hate about living healthy is you can't eat much oily food. I am big fan of eating delicious diets, whether they are healthy or not.!! And skydiving is my all time dream

  10. Good pilots stay in the plane and go down with their ship :-)


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