Magic Bullets Suck

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I've really, really been enjoying the answers to our Question of the Week about whether or not we'd take a magic pill to be fit if it existed. And while I think both Susan and Karen have made the point that getting fit and being fit is more about the journey than the destination and I couldn't agree …
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Why I Work Out — And Would Never Take a Magic Pill

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Karen posed this question ... What would your life be like if some kind of pill existed that kept you fit?  No such thing exists --- even though advertisers would like you to believe so. But if it did, how would your life be different? What would you have missed out on or what lessons would you …
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If There Was a Magic Bullet to Being Healthy, Would You Take It?

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What if it was completely effortless to stay fit? I’m talking a parallel universe: goodbye, healthy food choices and active lifestyle; hello, anything goes! Contrary to advertising B.S., there is no magic bullet or single supplement that can keep a body fit, but what if there was? Would you take …
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Where My Fit Bottom Saves (and Splurges!) on Fitness

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Looking at my cluttered desk and the chaos around my house, you'd never really know I was a minimalist. But in theory, I am. I've never been one for material items and I don't love to shop. I don't need the nicest shoes or clothes. In fact, until kids came along, my husband and I preferred to …
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My Fitness Budget: What I Save on and Splurge on for Workouts

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Susan had the best idea for a Question of the Week about what we save on and what we splurge on when it comes to fitness. And, so far, the results have been super interesting! Susan invests in the comfort items but not a super crazy high-end bike, while Kristen spends more on gear and experiences …
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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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