Motivation

Lucky’s Life Lessons on Patience and Acceptance

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Last year was a busy one. I bought my first ever brand new car, got married on the sly and rescued Lucky, a 4-year-old Border Collie-Schipperke mix. Trained, housebroken, walks well on a leash and ... petrified of everyone. She was quite the departure from my last super-social fur baby, but I was …
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The #FBGAntiDiet Challenge: You Deserve to Be the Best Version of Yourself

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You've probably been told all your life (either by the media, others or yourself) that you'd look a little better if you just [insert ridiculous thing here]. Whether it's "lost those last 5 pounds" or "got to the gym" or "slept more" or even something as crazy as "got botox" or "got a nose job," …
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An Ironman Wedding and Fashion-Forward Tri Gear: Melissa Moo Harkins of MooMotion

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Yesterday, I shared my thoughts on a cool new line of triathlon apparel for women: MooMotion. Now, as neat as the line is (and it's definitely worth checking out), I have to say I was just as taken with its creator, Melissa Moo Harkins. Heck, just a few lines into her bio, you learn that she …
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The #FBGAntiDiet Challenge: You Are More Than the Number on the Scale

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You are more than the number on the scale. We say that a lot here on FBG, but we say it so often because it's important. And while you probably just skimmed the statement before and thought, "Yeah, there is more to life than pounds," for today's #FBGAntiDiet meme (enter obligatory book plug …
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I Broke Up With Cardio — and Transformed My Body

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Calling all cardio addicts! In this guest post from Brynn Andre, a certified life coach, author and food freedom expert, she shares how cutting back on cardio helped change her body for good. Check out her free Guide to Food Freedom and read an excerpt from her upcoming book here.  I am a …
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Order This, Not That: 4 ‘Healthy’ Foods That Aren’t As Healthy As You Think

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This post with tips for eating out healthy originally appeared on April 1, 2009. We're republishing it today because it's just so darn awesome we had to share it again! We make it no secret here at FBG headquarters that we’re all about everything in moderation. We splurge at times just like …
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Oh, Winter Weight Gain, You Crack Me Up

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Some ladies and I were talking at the gym the other day and the subject of pounds that just won't budge came up. A couple of women said that pretty much out of nowhere they had gained five to 10 pounds and were having a HECK of a time getting them to come off. Of course, whenever a group of women …
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Will Shields Best Piece of Health Advice

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Being that I live in Kansas City --- a town that's obsessed with its sports teams --- I'm a sports fan. And when you're a Kansas City sports fan, there are a few athletes from this area who are pretty much worshiped. George Brett ... Tom Watson ... Buck O'Neil. And Will Shields. We Kansas-Citians …
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Inspiration, Motivation and Admiration: A True Fit Bottomed Dude Earns Our Respect

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Years ago I’d flip through the pages of a workout magazine, admire the models’ perfectly proportioned, muscle-toned bodies and use their physique for inspiration and motivation. But, as we all know, sometimes what you see isn’t exactly what you get, and besides, perfect on the outside doesn’t always …
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Celeb Trainer Alex Isaly Talks KettleWorX, Motivation and How to Use Kettlebells!

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A few months ago, I got to demo a super cool new group exercise classes that uses kettlebells for a crazy good full-body workout: KettleWorX. So when I heard that KettleWorX was coming out with an at-home workout program and that we could pick the brain of Lead Trainer Alex Isaly on it and more, …
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