Where I Save (and Splurge) on Fitness

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Oh, boy. Our latest question of the week has come at a really interesting time for me. You see, I'm preparing to move to a new city, so I've been reevaluating my current fitness spending/saving habits to determine what will make the most sense when it comes time to start over. Should I find a fancy …
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Triathlon: What I Save on vs. What I Splurge on

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For this Question of the Week, we're asking some of the FBGs: What do you splurge on and where do you save when it comes to fitness? See Susan's answer below! As a general rule, I like to keep things on the thrifty side when it comes to Ironman triathlon. The sport isn't a cheap one, but it …
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The Best Thing I Did This Year Is Only Two Letters Long

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No. Nope. Nuh-uh. That's it. That was my big, huge, ground-shifting, life-changing revelation this year. 2014 was the year of learning to say no ... and mean it. Don't misunderstand --- I don't say no to everything, all the time. Far from it, actually --- case in point here! But this tiny …
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We Have Two Ears and One Mouth For a Reason: Why This Was The Best Thing I Did All Year

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It's that time of the year when my brain hits nostalgia mode. I start collecting my documented memories for my annual Year in Review video I make for family and friends and that naturally leads me to a period of reflection: what I did for the year; what I am most proud of and how far I've come. This …
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The One Thing (Or Two) I Did to Be Healthier in 2014

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Jenn has made standing a priority; Karen has made space to meditate. So what is the one thing I've done this year to be healthier? Watch the video below to find out. Hint: There are TWO things. I'm such a cheater. (And there's a baby!) What have you done to be healthier this year? ---Erin …
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Space To Meditate

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Healthy eats and exercise have been a part of my life for so long that I started to wonder if I was still making any progress, but then like the proverbial skinned cat, I realized there is more than one way to measure health. To answer my own QOTW, here is my tale of the best thing I did last …
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This One (Simple) Thing Changed My Health for the Better

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As the year starts rounding down (How did it become December? ... Seriously!), I naturally begin to reflect on the past 365 days. What worked ... what didn't. What successes I had and what "mistakes" I learned from. It's already been a year of a lot of firsts (with more to come in 2015!), but a few …
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My Favorite Fitness Hack: Give It 10

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They say the only workout you regret is the one you didn't do, and I try hard to live my life without regret. Still, that doesn't mean that hitting the gym (or the pool, or the bike --- whatever) with a vengeance on the daily comes naturally. When I'm having a blah day, I'm often unclear as to …
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