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If You Train It, The Good Will Come: A Treadmill Tale

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Something absolutely bonkers happened to me the other day on one of my run days ... something crazy that has never happened before: I ran like something fierce. I'm not talking distance because I've run Forrest Gump-like distances in the past. No, I'm talking speed. I ran fast, and I am not a …
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The #FBGAntiDiet Challenge: I’m a Fit Bottomed Girl!

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Only 18 days until our book comes out! Eighteen days! And since we are full of so much Fit Bottomed pride lately (seriously, we're STILL pumped from PowHer!), we thought this meme was appropriate for the week. Being a Fit Bottomed Girl is not about being a certain pant size, number on the …
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Working Out With The Four Horsemen of FBG

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Since I live not 15 minutes from FBG headquarters and regularly post on Fit Bottomed Eats, I was delighted to be included in their recent brainstorming weekend. However, my glee quickly turned into trepidation when I realized the retreat included a workout at The Fit Pit, a pretty hard-core training …
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8 Healthy Living Tips I’ve Learned From My Pets

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I am most definitely a pet person. I've always had dogs and cats, and honestly, loving them is a big part of who I am. I might be an entirely different person without them in my life, and I definitely don't think I'd have learned these eight healthy living lessons very well without them (and you …
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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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