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The inspirational mother who lost her arms as a two-year-old but is now a BODYBUILDER (and still has to clean up after her two teenage sons!)
Barbie Thomas, 37, lost both her arms aged two from an electric shock
She has been competing as a bodybuilder, in Phoenix, Arizona, since 2000
The stay-at-home mother trains every day around caring for her two sons
She is now setting her sights on acting roles in Hollywood films
A mother who lost both her arms from an electric shock as a toddler has found a love of bodybuilding.
Barbie Thomas, 37, has been competing against able bodied women in bodybuilding for over a decade after a youth crammed full of dance, soccer and swimming competitions.
The mother of two says there is little she cannot do. She shrugs off the amount of effort it takes to compete as a body builder and just like any other family, she says raising her two teenage sons is hard work.
Today we host Celebrity Chef and TV Personality CURTIS STONE. Curtis is a familiar face face on dozens of shows including The Today Show, Ellen, Conan O'Brien, Oprah, The Talk, The Biggest Loser and Celebrity Apprentice. A regular columnist for magazines worldwide, his fourth book, Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone, is packed with easy-to-make recipes for every meal of the day. Join us as Curtis talks about everyday cooking including cooking for Christmas!
1. What is one kitchen trick you know and use that you don’t think many others know about? I don't know anything that someone else doesn't - my one thing that I do a lot is put shredded up spinach into everything.. chili... smoothies... enchiladas...spaghetti sauce..turkey meatloaf... I like to think that it adds come nutrients that wouldn't be there otherwise and you don't even notice it.
2. What is your most used kitchen tool? My knives of course - and my favorite Calphalon pans... My husband and I eat a lot of cheese so we have two cheese graters because one always seems to be unwashed.
3. What kitchen item can you not keep on your shelves long enough? Goat Cheese! I love goat cheese and I put it on everything - salads, bread, sandwiches, pretzels as a snack. It is soooo good!
4. What is a kitchen faux pas in your house? Putting my favorite knife in the dishwasher - I'm lenient with the other knives but want my favorite one to stay in good condition.
5. What’s your hangover meal cure (could be cure-all if you don’t consume alcohol)? For me this is more of a what is my favorite post run breakfast... I LOVE left over roasted veggies with some sort of protein like left over turkey meatloaf topped with sunny side egg!
6. What foods wouldn’t you touch as a kid that you can’t get enough of now? I was not very picky as a kid. I loved vegetables, the one exception is onions - I used to hate those - now I understand that they bring a lot of flavor to a dish - though I still can't eat them raw.
What does fitness actually mean? What specific attributes make people fit?
According to the The United States Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS)1, physical fitness is defined as "a set of attributes that people have or achieve that relates to the ability to perform physical activity".
This description goes beyond being able to run long distance or lift a lot at the gym. Fitness is more than simply a questions of listing which activities you do or how long you do them for.
Despite being important, these attributes only address single areas of fitness.
This Medical News Today information article provides details on the five main components of physical fitness, which include:
cardiorespiratory endurance (cardiorespiratory fitness)
What is cardiorespiratory endurance (cardiorespiratory fitness)?
Jogging can help improve your cardiorespiratory
Cardiorespiratory endurance is how our body is able to supply fuel during physical activity via the body's circulatory and respiratory systems.
According to Folsom Lake College2, there are two parts of cardiorespiratory endurance: