January 2021

January 2021 Editor's Note

Author: Maggie Washo

Trying This Again

Well folks, we’ve made it to 2021. Let’s not screw it up.
We’re kicking this issue off with the gym—which is exactly where you should be on January 2. (I’ll give you January 1 to just sit at home hungover eating black-eyed peas.)

Trust me, your year will be better if you get that workout in, get enough sleep and eat the right foods. At least, that’s what I learned from Martin Catalioto, owner of CrossFit 843 in Bluffton, on page 25. He’s part of a feature highlighting locals in the fitness industry—from CycleBar to Pure Barre.

I actually learned quite a few things in this issue. Here are a few of my favorite tidbits, with absolutely no point of reference for you, dear reader. I did, however, include the page number in the event you’d like to know more:
“The media plays the most monumental role in ‘diet culture.’ Body shaming and marathon dieting is more widespread than ever before.” PAGE 24.

“Drink water! Most people would be surprised to know that drinking water throughout the day significantly helps with weight loss and can increase caloric burn by over 30 percent. And it’s free.” PAGE 29

“It’s a concept the less enlightened and receptive may see as quack medicine and a practice that was even more foreign than massage therapy to the Lowcountry around Y2K.” PAGE 31

“I don’t use any workout apps … because I don’t really work out.” PAGE 36

“I was at Fort Benning doing weapons familiarization on the 50 cal, and we all forgot to put our protection in.” PAGE 44

“I just opened a business during a pandemic; doesn’t that make me crazy? I am probably not the most qualified person to offer advice.” PAGE 57

“Depending upon where you choose to receive your information about the world, or depending upon the people you talk to, you’ve probably heard one of three things about the outlook for capital markets in 2021: 1) The market is going to crash, 2) The market is going to rebound, or 3) Nobody ever knows what will happen with the stock market.” PAGE 69

“I’ve always said, anyone who uses the phrase “Uranus can innovate” is not someone you want to put a lot of faith in.” PAGE 89

Whatever you do, don’t skip Barry Kaufman’s article regarding predictions that probably won’t happen in the year 2021. Because laughter is also a great way to start off a new year.

Love + Pixie Dust
M.Washo

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