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3 Things I Learned by Unplugging

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If I accidentally leave my phone at home when leaving the house, I usually experience a few minutes of ... well, maybe not panic, but severe discomfort. However, once the initial shock of realizing I'm unreachable passes, I tend to relax pretty quickly. When I make the conscious decision to leave …
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No Excuses: My Garage Workout for When I Can’t Get to a Gym

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It's a blessing and a curse being married to a man in the fitness industry. There's no such thing as an excuse not to work out. This week I've been slammed with meetings, so getting to the gym has been next to impossible --- but try using that excuse on a man who collects fitness equipment. He …
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A Pretty Epic Brooks Running Adventure in Seattle

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The following post is sponsored by Brooks Running. For our sponsored post policy, click here. Remember how the last couple of years I've gotten to go to New York to hang with Brooks Running? Well, this year instead of the Big Apple we hung out in Brooks' 'hood: Seattle! And it was a pretty …
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Hitting the Barre With My Buddies for the Propel Fitness Challenge

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This is a sponsored post brought to you by Propel. For our sponsored post policy, click here. I'll admit I'm reasonably strong, and can move fairly quickly (for short bursts, that is). But what I am not is flexible, and the class I chose to attend with my friends for the Propel Fitness Challenge …
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The Fires That Be

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I can no longer call myself a fitness newbie. I've been working out consistently for years now. It's become one of those healthy habits that is embedded in my daily routines. You know you're living a healthy lifestyle when you have to think of new workouts and ways to get out and move to keep things …
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What to Expect in a Water Fitness Class (and Why It’s Not Just for Old Ladies)

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I recently took my first water aerobics class, a to-do on my list that I've been putting off for reasons of fear or not knowing what to expect. I know it's silly, but there's always a bit of a mental barrier to trying something new --- and when it's something like a class where you actually have to …
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