Pink Covers Women’s Health, Says She’d Love To Be Thinner

Blumm See more photos , news and a full bio She’s known for fearlessly performing high-wire acts during her concerts, but there’s one thing Pink is scared of. “I’m afraid of spiders,” the singer reveals in the October issue of Women’s Health. Actually, that’s not the only thing that terrifies the 33-year-old. “I am afraid of sharks,” she continues. “I’m afraid of the world running out of cheesecake, especially Cheesecake Factory. And then I would also have to be afraid of the world running out of key limes, because key lime cheesecake is the best kind of cheesecake there is.” The mom of one is preparing to bring her Truth About Love world tour back to the U.S. next month, and the show features Pink performing death-defying acrobatic feats high above the audience, without a safety net, all while singing her hits. Courtesy Women’s Health Some would say it was enough of an adrenaline rush to do that night after night, but when she’s not flying over her sell-out crowds, or working out five times a week, she’s tackling other daredevil feats. “One of the most daring things I’ve ever done is skydive, and that’s because [her husband, motocross champ] Carey [Hart] surprised me with it and I had no choice. But then I did it twice; the second time is much more enjoyable,” she says. “Another daring thing I did was marrying Carey Hart .” Hart is a motocross champ, which means he risks life and limb every time he gets on his bike. But Pink (who briefly separated from her husband in 2008) admits, “I’m used to him keeping me up at night.”

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The photospread is accompanied by a lengthy interview, in which she reveals some of her secrets to staying fit. Pink, it turns out, loves variety and taking risks. She works out about five times a week, and does a variety of routines including running intervals, circuit training, and hot yoga, which is her favorite. My favorite workout right now is hot yoga, but my favorite workout in general is my show, being onstage because I get to have fun while Im sweating! Dont even know how many calories Im burning! Pink gushes. She loves hot yoga now but even she had a hard time with it at first. I had to sit down four times and really decide who I am and whether I wanted to stay, she admits. Pink is just as honest when it comes to how difficult it is to stay in shape. Though she would never succumb to pressure in the industry to look a certain way, she is no stranger to those feelings of oh, I wish I was a bit thinner. Id love to be 10 pounds [4.53 kg] thinner, but its not in the cards for me. And Im totally OK with that, she says. Her priorities right now are being healthy and in top shape so that she can be a good mother to her daughter and the artist her fans deserve. Pink puts on famously spectacular live shows, packed to the maximum with physically demanding routines. Still, she would not describe herself as fearless. In fact, she goes through the trouble of listing all the things shes afraid of, which only makes her all that much more lovable. Im afraid of spiders.

‘Pink Slime’ Ground Beef Product Returns To School Lunches In 4 States: Report

Department of Agriculture says the vast majority of states participating in its National School Lunch Program have opted to order ground beef that doesn’t contain the product known as lean finely textured beef. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File) Get Parents Newsletters: Subscribe Follow: Lunch Box , Food Safety , Beef , Full Plate , Pink Slime , Pink Slime Ground Beef , Pink Slime In School Lunch , Pink Slime Meat , Pink Slime School Lunches , Pink Slime Schools , Parents News School officials in four states have decided to allow Beef Products Inc.’s lean finely textured beef — the ammonia-treated mash of meat trimmings more commonly known as “pink slime” — back into their school lunch programs for the coming year, Politico’s Bill Tomson and Helena Bottemiller Evich report. Government data uncovered by Tomson and Evich show that schools in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Texas ordered ground beef that “may contain the controversial product” for use in school lunches over the next nine months. They join schools in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota, which didn’t stop serving “pink slime” after a national outcry over the product erupted in spring 2012. Public schools in these seven states, which together account for more than a fifth of the country’s total enrollment , ordered about 2 million pounds of the questionable ground beef for the 2013-2014 school year. Schools across the country ordered about 7 million pounds of “pink slime” for use in ground beef in the 2011-2012 school year. The safety of “pink slime” remains an unsettled question. Though some food safety advocates , and many in the meat industry, insist that lean finely textured beef is just as safe as other ground beef, a Pulitzer Prize-winning report in The New York Times showed that numerous government reports have connected the product with elevated levels of disease-causing E. coli bacteria. A blitz of bad press that started with an ABC News report by Diane Sawyer convinced much of the American public that the product was at least gross, and possibly dangerous, prompting most restaurant chains, supermarkets and public schools to ditch the product about a year and a half ago. Schools are likely embracing the mushy meat-stuff again now for three reasons: Outrage about “pink slime” seems to have subsided, beef prices are hovering around all-time highs and school lunch budgets have been tight for years. According to Politico, adding lean finely textured beef to ground beef reduces its cost by about 3 percent. Loading Slideshow Trader Joe’s Pulls ‘Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice’ Over Listeria Risk In early December, Trader Joe’s announced that the producer behind its “Trader Joe’s Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice” was recalling 4,865 pounds of the product because they may be contaminated with Listeria. The product was distributed nationwide, to stores in New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, Connecticut, Florida, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine and Rhode Island.