Reader Success Stories

Best Fit Friend Story: My Best Friend Is My Personal Trainer

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What makes a fit life even better? A BFF! And by that we mean a Best Fit Friend! As part of BFF Week, we're sharing some of our readers' best fit friend stories! Today's is from Jodi, whose partner in (fit) crime is Cassy, a personal trainer! See all the BFF stories here. I met my BFF 6 years ago …
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Best Fit Friend Story: The Fit Adventures of Aubrey and Sandy!

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What makes a fit life even better? A BFF! And by that, we mean a Best Fit Friend! As part of BFF Week, we're sharing some of our readers' best fit friend stories! Today's is from Sandy, whose partner in (fit) crime is Aubrey! See all the BFF stories here. My rock. My motivation. My inspiration. …
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From Heart Transplant Recipient to Mountain Climber: Kelly’s Story

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As a young adult, Kelly Perkins enjoyed a happy life with her husband, Craig, in beautiful Southern California, but still experienced some of the same types of concerns and insecurities many of us face, like wishing for longer legs, feeling like she didn't measure up to her brothers' athletic …
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Reader Success Story: I Stopped Comparing Myself to Others and Lost the Weight for Good

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This reader success story by Serena-Rose is a part of You Can Do It Week. Read all of the motivating and inspiring posts here! And remember, if they can do it, so can YOU! I have struggled with being overweight pretty much my entire life. I was always the fat girl, the heaviest in my family, …
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Reader Success Story: How I Found My Strength and Overcame Anorexia

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This reader success story by Kasey Hardt is a part of You Can Do It Week. Kasey is currently pursuing a hospitality degree with an event concentration and minor in psychology.  Everyone talks about how losing weight is going to change their life for the better. Everyone talks about how …
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Reader Success Story: How I Lost 100 Pounds

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This reader success story by Dannii Martin of Hungry Healthy Happy (originally appeared here) is a part of You Can Do It Week. Read all of the motivating and inspiring posts here! And remember, if they can do it, so can YOU! I say 100, “officially” it is 98 pounds, but that all depends on the …
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Reader Success Story: Getting Healthy Inside and Out

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This reader success story by Brooke Savage is a part of You Can Do It Week. Read all of the motivating and inspiring posts here! And remember, if they can do it, so can YOU! I can still remember my first “fat” picture that was taken at my sister’s high school graduation four years ago. I was …
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Reader Finds Pain-Free Running Success By Changing Her Approach

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We get so many inspiring emails from readers, and today we’re sharing another reader success story with you! Read on for Shannon's super-cool experience from injured to running rockstar. Loving your healthy lifestyle, too? Feel free to share your story here! I am Shannon, the girl who wrote in …
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My Best Friend May Kill Me For Writing This (And Sharing This Photo)

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I first met Meghan 11 years ago, on her first day of her freshman year of college. As an older, wiser, and way cooler sophomore, I took the kid under my wing and did what any role model would do: I showed her where she could buy cheap cigarettes and beer without getting her ID checked. We …
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