Facing a Fitness Fear By Diving Right Into a Water Aerobics Class

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This is a sponsored post brought to you by Propel. For our sponsored post policy, click here. As part of our series of Propel fitness challenges that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I was up first for the challenge of conquering a fitness fear. A couple of genuine fears I have were kind of off …
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My Favorite Healthy Birthday Traditions — Tri ‘Em!

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In honor of FBG’s Sixth Birthday, each of the FBGs this week sharing their healthy birthday traditions — or lack thereof! Read on for Kristen’s favorite ways to celebrate a new year … So, I might have been the one who suggested this line of questions for our birthday week. I've been celebrating …
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The Walkman Is Back — and Totally Wireless and Waterproof

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Remember the good ol' days of the Sports Walkman? Oh, it seems as though it was yesterday. Until, that is, you realize that your current iPod Shuffle is about 400 times better when working out. But, it seems as though the Walkman is making a comeback --- and in the best way possible. Two …
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How Coaching Helped Me Reach My Goals (and Can Help You, Too)

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It's You Can Do It Week here on FBG, so we thought it would be fun for each FBG to share a little something we overcame, conquered or faced --- plus a haiku (or two). Hopefully our stories inspire you to try something new, face fears and, generally, just GO FOR IT! I've been lucky enough to …
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Acting Like a Kid With the Bruises to Prove It

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It’s You Can Do It Week here on FBG, so we thought it would be fun for each FBG to share a little something we overcame, conquered or faced — plus a haiku (or two). Hopefully our stories inspire you to try something new, face fears and, generally, just GO FOR IT! The family and I recently headed to …
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You Need Motivation? I’ve Got Your Motivation

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I struggle with morning workouts. I struggle, but I do them. I get to the pool early because that's when lap swim is open, and trying to get 2500 meters in while dodging screaming children isn't my idea of a good workout. I lace up my sneakers early because by 8 a.m. it's already pushing 90 …
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Is There Such a Thing as a Bad Goal?

I'm currently reading The Cool Impossible (and yes, a review is coming, I promise), and within the book, the author talks about the different types of athletes he's coached. It will surprise absolutely no one that I fit squarely into the type that likes tangible results. I like tracking my workouts, …
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Swim Season Is (Almost) Here! FINIS AquaPulse and Aqua Sphere Swimwear

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When I started taking swimming classes a couple of years ago, I took to it like a duck takes to, well, swimming in water, I guess. I grew up swimming in lakes and pools, so the strength and lack of fear was there---I just had to learn the technique. Since then, I've learned a lot, and believe it …
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