“Meet a Blogger/Fun & Fit/Alexandra and Kymberly”
Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!
Today I am happy to introduce to all of you Alexandra and Kymberly of the Fun & Fit blog. The sisters are twins who workout, eat right and enjoy a good (and many bad!) pun along the way in their jovial lives.
These two silly gals had me in stiches with their replies to my questionnaire so let’s just dive in shall we?
Link to their site: http://funandfit.org
You can find them both on Twitter: @AlexandraFunFit and @KymberlyFunFit
(Wait until you see their pictures they use on Twitter—stupid me didn’t realize they were twins for months! I never said I was super-observant.)
Here is a recent picture of our gals:
(Alexandra & Kymberly)
Questions from Brooklyn Fit Chick:
How would you like to be properly addressed on the Blog?
A: I never like to be properly addressed; improperly addressed is a lot more fun! But I go by Alexandra.
K: Please address me as “Kymberly, the much younger twin”
What is the name of your Blog?
A: The name of our blog is “Alexandra is Infinitely More Interesting than Her Stinky Sister Kymberly.” For short we call it Fun and Fit -- htp://funandfit.org
How would you describe it to someone who has not read it before?
A: For those of you who have not read our Fun and Fit blog before, it’s lots of naked pictures of us from our college days. For those who have read our blog before, it’s more of a light-hearted look at fitness, exercise and good health, backed up by current research. We answer real fitness questions from real people, do reviews of stuff we find interesting and post inspirational stories about people who have made a healthier life for themselves.
K: What we really do with our blog is wait by the phone for people to call and hire us as speakers, emcees, or writers once they see how edu-taining we are. tick tick tick. Rrrring! Oh yay! Gotta go. Phone is ringing!
How did you get interested in writing?
A: I got interested in writing about 20 years ago when I discovered you can get paid for it. I didn’t realize they meant in zlotys! Besides, my brain goes too fast for my tongue so I need another way to get my thoughts out as my tongue was exhausted.
K: My start in writing hearkens back to high school, when I discovered I could tussle with words and win! Since then I have been writing non-fiction of all sorts. Our Fun and Fit blog is the first place and time I have co-written with what’s-her-sissie, Alexandra. She cracks me up so I has me some reel fun writin’ wid her!
What is your favorite workout?
A: My absolute favorite workout is the one that someone else does. Why should I have to do all the sweating? But I love soccer, step and walking. Er, um, I don’t actually play soccer anymore, but I still have delusions of a fabulous soccer career! If my parole officer weren’t looking, I’d say that my favorite workout involves Clive Owens or Colin Firth - curse that restraining order!
K: My favorite workout is Advanced Step with complex choreography and a skilled group fitness instructor. My second favorite workout is any power walk in beautiful scenery. My third fave is on a cardio machine with my headphones on watching “Dancing With the Stars.” My fourth favorite workout is the one I’ll be doing when DWTS calls Alexandra and me to appear as their first set of twin contestants!
Who/whom are your “fitness heroes?”
A: My fitness heroes are all from the fitness industry - Len Kravitz, Aileen Sheron, Fred Hoffman, Carrie Ekins - they all are ehhhhh-xcellent at what they do and they make it accessible for everyone. FYI, Len is actually a researcher and professor; he hasn’t taught classes since the 80s. So I guess I’ve been stalking him for a while.
K: My fitness heroes are the people who take my group exercise classes. They come every week with great attitudes, energy, willingness to work hard, and fun personalities! I am on the schedule to be in class; they could have stayed home, but they came to move and groove with me instead.
The biggest physical challenge you have overcome?
A: Shoving Kymberly out of my way at press conferences. And knee replacement surgery. That sucked. Shoving my sister is way more fun!
K: I am tempted to say “holding my ground while A tries to elbow me out of the way,” but my biggest physical challenge really is staying active after two knee surgeries. My soccer and running days may be over, but I am thinking of finding a knee-friendly sport and entering the National Senior Games. Once I am old enough, I mean.......
Besides your Blog—what are you favorite reads?
A: I like to read my laundry tags so I’ll know if I’m doing the laundry right. Otherwise I get laundry guilt - very traumatizing. I have some blogs I love - lifeofanarchitect, coffeewithanarchitect, modernsauce.blogspot, http://life-lessons-halfway-through.blogspot. - because they are funny and poignant.
K: I LOVE reading lots and oodles, so it’s hard to narrow this down. Three books making an impact on me this month are: “Why We Get Fat,” “The Brain That Changes Itself,” and “Spark”. I also love reading whatever my sister writes, especially if it’s a check to me!
What is favorite TV guilty pleasure?
K: Favorite TV show? Duh, Dancing With the Stars, unless they don’t call to get Fun and Fit on the show. Then it’s any soccer game that happens to be airing.
If you could trade places with a specific person from any time in history (past or present) for one day—who would it be and why?
A: I’d trade places with any of my former bosses so that I could give myself a big honkin’ raise.
K: How fun could this be? Sooooo, I would either want to trade a day with an upper class Victorian woman from London who wields enough clout to have some independence. She could enjoy my life for a day seeing how far women have progressed since Victorian times. Motivating for her; interesting for me! Orrrrr, trade with myself in high school and kick some butt from my more mature perspective. Plus I’d make some investments using my magic time travel knowledge so that I’d come back to now with serious moolah and “visionary” real estate purchases.
How do you motivate yourself when your mind & body are saying “Ugh, not today?”
A: I say, “How can I embarrass my teen sons if I don’t stay one step ahead of them?”
K: After having read the books I mentioned above, I think of the effects on my brain and intelligence that exercise confers and that motivates me to giddy up, I want to be a mentally with-it older person one day. Heck, knowing how much exercise helps brain power, I am motivated to motivate my husband, daughter, and nephew to exercise as well. You can imagine how FUN I am at those moments. They love my helpful cajoling.
Favorite place in the world to chill out.
A: Inside a cathedral with great acoustics when the choir is practicing.
K: Outside the cathedral with the doors closed. Meeeeoooowww -- are those caterwauling cats I hear? Or snorkeling anywhere with calm, warm water and lots of marine life.
Who/what makes you laugh when you need a mood lift?
A: I have a few weird friends who will text me or send me tweets that are hysterical. But if they’re not around, I go to my friends’ blogs and post snarky comments. That always cheers me up. Oh, by the way, check your inbox!
K: My daughter, my husband, and the seniors in my Friday “Senior Strength and Cardio” class crack me up almost as much as Alexandra does. Verbal humor always gets me! Gotta admit I also love the “The Daily Show,” “The Colbert Report,” and “Whose Line is it Anyway?” That’s my final line, and I’m sticking with it!
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