Judith Forman: I Never Stop Working Out

Forman, a mission development officer at Combined Jewish Philanthropies, is also the single mom of a toddler. —Cassie Shortsleeve


Photograph by Trevor Reid

Judith Forman

Age: 39
Occupation: Mission development officer at Combined Jewish Philanthropies. Devoted commuter. Single mom of a toddler.
Passion: Fitness of all kinds. Runner of 10 marathons. Whole 30 devotee: no soy, legumes, grains, sugar, or alcohol.
It Helps That…: She once worked as a personal trainer.
Tools of the Trade: A shatterproof schedule that revolves around constant movement and a meticulous diet.

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6:35 a.m. Coffee with coconut milk.

8:50 a.m. Walk one mile from the train, plus seven flights of stairs up to the office.

1 p.m. After lunch, a brisk half-mile walk to Roche Bros.

7 p.m. Put daughter to bed, then get a total-body workout to Jillian Michaels’s Ripped in 30 DVD, complete with shoulder presses, running lunges, side planks, mountain climbers, pushups, and jump squats.


6:30 a.m. Pack a workout bag along with roasted squash with raisins.

12 p.m. Grilled-chicken-salad lunch with hard-boiled egg.

4 p.m. One-mile walk to the train with 8 pounds of vegetables from Community Supported Agriculture.

7 p.m. Barre class at the Energy Barre in Beverly. I’m the only one doing pushups on my toes.


5:45 a.m. Another full-body barre class at the Energy Barre.

11:10 a.m. Thirty-five squats while waiting for a colleague.

5:30 p.m. Three-mile run along the Beverly coast before picking up my daughter.


6:20 a.m. Sacrifice shower for a breakfast of scrambled eggs with veggies and fruit.

1:30 p.m. Sit on Definity stability ball to work the core during a meeting.

8:05 p.m. Get in a 25-minute cardio workout at home to Shaun T’s Focus T25 Alpha Cardio!


12:15 p.m. Power-walk a half-mile to Downtown Crossing to do some shopping.

4 p.m. Do laundry while lugging a 30-pound toddler up and down the stairs.

8:20 p.m. Dinner: ground turkey and veggies with dried apples.


7 a.m. Baby Boot Camp with my daughter. Think: burpees, squats, running, and hammer curls.

5 p.m. Fuel up for tomorrow’s 10K: two burgers from Five Guys (between lettuce, no buns) and a big side of squash.

10 p.m. Lights out.


7 a.m. Pre-race breakfast: eggs, avocado, and squash.

10 a.m. Finish at 52:59 (8:31 pace; 19th out of 103 females).

12:30 p.m. Off to Trader Joe’s.

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