Love Yourself

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: Be Your Own Best Friend

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Happy Valentine's Day! To celebrate, we offer you this bit of oh-so-sweet #FBGAntiDiet wisdom: It's easy to get wrapped up in the romance of this holiday, but we think that the most important relationship you have is the one you have with yourself. So today and every day, treat yourself and …
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A Hump-Day Shift (And Why You Should Accept That Compliment!)

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You know why I love Wednesdays so much? It's because it's the shift in the week. I always start out Mondays with a bit of crabbiness. I just can't help it. Mondays always win. They always make me scowl, and it takes most of Tuesday to recover from that lack of crabby control. Then beautiful Hump Day …
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Whatever You Do, Do It for YOU

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Is there anything better than hearing that someone has learned to embrace running (or cycling, or swimming, or CrossFit, or really, any form of exercise)? I love hearing those words, and I love sharing tips and hearing people's stories. I enjoy doing what I can to help them through any struggles …
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Feeling the Love at FBG Tish’s Wedding

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That photo kind of says it all, doesn't it? You've got Tish there as the bride, giddy and as gorgeous as can be, her now-husband Mark grinning from ear to ear, a gorgeous beach setting, friends and family snapping away on their devices, and then, me, excited as can be, fist-pumping in the …
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21 Things Fit Bottomed Girls Love

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Like pretty much every other humor-loving writer who works via the internet, I keep tabs on what BuzzFeed is up to, and one of their recent trends was to list out things that certain groups of people (like Austinites and Millennial Girls) love. And because I like to think that I, too, am funny …
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A Life Lesson From My Mother

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If Fit Bottomed Girls had a poster child, it would have been my mother. She had all the rules tied up in one neat little package: eat well but don’t overindulge, take little breaks when needed, drink lots of water, exercise daily and, most importantly, treat yourself with respect. She would wake me …
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21 Meditations to Make You Love Yo’Self!

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Why is it so hard to be kind to ourselves?! Why is it so hard to wake up in the morning and give a little Jessica-like loving? I don't know the answer to this quite yet. I do know we choose people who love us the way we think we deserve to be treated...so maybe that translates to self love as …
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What’s Your Favorite Way to Show Yo’Self Some Love?

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Love, love, love. We've been all about the love lately as for the past six days we've been celebrating Love Yo'Self Week, our annual celebration of everything that's awesome in our---and your---lives. And as we've been stoking the fire of self-love with posts on how to make a healthy living dream …
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Fit Tip Friday: Make a Healthy Living Dream Board

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Every year around my birthday, I make a healthy living dream board. A mix of fitness goals, personal dreams and just overall being-my-best kind of stuff, it's a fun and creative endeavor that helps me focus and visualize my best possible life. Since FBG is all about you doing pretty much …
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