Fit Journey

Reader Carly Gets Healthy — and Helps Others to Do the Same with the FBG Anti-Diet

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We are so happy to be featuring a reader success story from our girl Carly! Not to give it all away (you gotta read it for yourself!), but Carly learned to get healthy the right way --- and then was so inspired that she started helping others do the same with challenges and book clubs! She choose …
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10 Reasons to Go for a Walk Right Now

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Okay, so it may not exactly be walking weather outside. We'll admit that. But, walking is such great exercise! And it's a fabulous place for beginners or those just starting on a fitness journey to start out because it requires nothing more than you, somewhere safe to walk and proper attire and …
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Gritty Not Pretty: I Conquered the Phoenix Summit Challenge

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Kate from our Take a Hike With Kate series is back with her Phoenix Summit Challenge recap --- she did it! Kate is a writer and PR and marketing consultant from Phoenix. She’s a runner, swimmer and tri-athlete in training. It’s been three days since I hiked to four Summits in Phoenix --- and my …
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7 Essential CrossFit Workouts

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Although I don't go to a CrossFit gym, I've done my fair share of CrossFit workouts over the last few years. And while there are a lot of great benchmark ones out there, there are the seven CrossFit workouts that I've done time and time again that always leave me maxed out, sweaty and feeling like, …
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Workout I Did: Fast/Slow, Up/Down

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Two things can up the ante in your workouts: adding faster intervals and adding incline of some sort. When you do both in one cardio workout? Well, it makes for one kick-ass sweat session! This 25-minute cardio workout can be done whether you're inside on a treadmill or outside with a hill or stairs …
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Date Night Ideas: A Workout You Can Do Together

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I appreciate a swanky night on the town as much as anyone --- maybe more than most, actually --- but after over 10 years of marriage, my husband, Jared, and I have learned that not every special night out has to come with cocktails and a romantic dinner at a restaurant. Sometimes, joining one …
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Workout I Did: Cardio Push Workout

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Looking for a good cardio workout that gets your heart rate up but also works your core and your upper-body in kind of a sneaky way? Yep, that's the workout I just did at The Fit Pit --- and I'm sharing it today! Now, for this --- what I'm calling the "Cardio Push Workout" --- I had to make some …
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What to Expect: Zumba

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I remember the first Zumba class I ever witnessed. My gym has a large instruction room with a window that lets the whole gym look inside, and I recall feeling the thumping beat through my sneakers while watching a large group of women (and a few men) --- all ages, sizes, colors and ability levels …
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Top 10 Must Don’ts on Race Day

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Like we said yesterday, ultrarunner Hal Koerner knows his stuff. And we're big fans of his new book Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultrarunning. So naturally we're pumped to share his race knowledge. Yesterday he shared his top 10 dos for race day, and today we're got his top don'ts for race day from …
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