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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Practicing What We Preach and 8 Other Takeaways from the FBG Retreat

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As you know by now, we had our annual FBG planning retreat and amazing PowHer event last weekend. And while Jenn, Kristen and Tish have all recapped, I had to do my part and share a few of my lessons learned. 9 Lessons Learned at the FBG Retreat 1. There is strength in numbers. Sometimes working …
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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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Compress Don’t Regress: Tish’s Take on the FBG Retreat

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Compression socks became kind of my theme for the FBG retreat, so my overall thoughts on the week center around all things recovery --- both physical and mental. There's just nothing like the joy of healing I tell ya! A little back story: The night before I left for Kansas City, Kathy from Marvy …
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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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Fusion Fly: Kicking off the FBG Retreat With a Sweaty Bang

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I've been known to spend a little time on the bike, so when I saw that Jenn had tried out a Spin class with a twist in her hometown of Kansas City, I let her know right away that, should I come to visit, we were going to have to check it out. And that's exactly what we did as a big, sweaty group at …
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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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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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There Are No Expiration Dates: 7 Ways to Ease Back Into Fitness

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It's an FBG blog takeover! For Fit Bottomed Dudes' Week each of the FBG's husbands are taking over his wife's blog for a post on, well, anything they'd like. Today, Mark Arana (gym manager and trainer, NASM-certified) takes over Tish's blog to drive home the idea that there are no expiration dates …
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