From Erin

Workout Motivation and a Way to Kick Things Up a Notch

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The following workout motivation post is sponsored by ebay. For our sponsored post policy, click here. We've been working with eBay on some healthy living guides and collections for the coming holiday season, so not only is it a treasure trove of great fit tips over there, but we've also got …
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Marathon Cheater Gets Caught (Much To Our Amusement)

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This is a news story too hilarious not to share. And while cheating is seriously uncool, the specific details of this particular story had me laughing for days. A 31-year-old woman who "won" a marathon was disqualified when her race stats came under fire as --- well, impossible. Here are a few of …
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The Appetite Always Wins

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Right now, I'm six or so weeks postpartum. I think I've got about 15 or 20 pounds to lose --- although I'm not sure because I'm avoiding the scale. (You'll see why in a minute.) Getting my post-baby body back has been about No. 2,309 on my list of priorities. The top five priorities are as …
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Workout I Did: Quick Upper Body Circuit

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As I write this update, the new addition to my family is one month old. I just had my follow-up postpartum appointment with my doctor, and while I didn't get the total "all clear" to exercise due to some residual shooting thigh and pelvic pain that's leftover from pregnancy, I'm going to slowly …
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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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