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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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Getting Creative: My Recent Pregnancy Workout Modifications

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Over the years I've heard pregnant women complain that although it's well known that exercise is good for you and baby when you're knocked up, there's not really that much info on exactly what you can and should do for your pregnancy workout. The general recommendations seem to be …
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Seventy Point (Freaking) Three: IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta Race Recap

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Math isn't necessarily my strong suit, but over the last few weeks, a few numbers have been driven solidly into my brain --- 1.2, 56 and 13.1 --- all of which add up to the intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta distance of 70.3 miles. The race, which was my first half Ironman distance triathlon, took …
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Take the 3-Minute Roxanne Burpee Challenge

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So, this isn't a totally new idea (especially in the CrossFit world), but it's a super fun one --- especially if you love good tunes and have a love/hate relationship with the burpee. We've done it at my gym The Fit Pit a few times as a warm-up, but it also makes for a super quick and good …
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High Fives: A Fun Partner Workout Move

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It's been weeks since the IDEA Conference, and I'm still on a happy high from all the wonderful people I met and all the information I learned. It was all kinds of good. One of my favorite moments from the weekend would have to be the workout Douglas Brooks put me through. I learned so many great …
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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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