From Erin

A Quick Way to Stop Comparing Yourself to Everyone Else

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We all do it. We see someone else take a fancy two-week overseas vacation, and we wonder why we only got to take a three-day weekend within driving distance. Or we see someone else's stellar abs and wonder why ours have not achieved that level of chisel. But we've gotta get over the comparison trap …
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My Personal Training Certification Update: CPR Training and A Lesson in Reading the Fine(ish) Print

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So, as you all know, I’ve decided to get my personal training certification from the American Council on Exercise to add some book cred to my already phenomenal street cred (I kid! I kid! But not really because I am here, and we wrote a book!). I got my study materials books early this year and have …
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My Dude Went on an Anti-Diet — and Lost 40 Pounds

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Since meeting my husband more than a decade ago (holy cow), his relationship with working out has been spotty. We worked out together in our early days --- and a lot of our early run-ins before officially dating involved a community workout program in Lawrence, Kan. After we became an item, his …
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Strength Training for Runners: We’ve Got the Book for You

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So back in January, I was running regularly and planning to hit up a half-marathon in April. I'd downloaded training plans and was comfortably running 3 to 4 miles. I was sure that within a few months I could build up to 13-plus, no problem. I'd been injury-free and was feeling great about running. …
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5 Motivation Hacks That Really Work

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We all have our moments when we're just not motivated, right? When the gym just seems so far away and even doing a home workout seems like too much work. I know there are definitely times when I'd rather curl up on the couch with some Vincent D'Onofrio and Law & Order: Criminal Intent than even …
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From Stats to Fat: Is Your Fitness Tracker Causing Weight Gain?

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I've never been much for tracking the stats when it comes to my health and fitness. I always have a general idea of my weight and my target heart rate, but never worry about things like calories I eat, the number of steps I take or the number of calories I burn during a workout. I go more by my …
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The Lure of Forbidden Fitness Fruit

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We Fit Bottomed Girls have never been shy about sharing our setbacks and frustrations when it comes to injuries and illnesses. We're only human, so it makes sense that our mortal selves get injured or sick or deal with stupid illnesses and have to reevaluate our workouts and goals from time to time. …
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