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The (Fitness) Truth Will Set You Free!


Happy, happy, joy, joy! Credit: lululemon athletica

Not to toot our own horn, but last week was awesome! (Okay, we’re going to totally toot our own horn. First, because it’s awesome; and second, because people don’t use the word “toot” nearly enough.) In addition to featuring some great beginner exerciser content with Back to Basics Week, each of the FBGs shared her own extremely personal “fitness truths.” About everything from workouts to shoe size to motherhood and what’s on our plates, we got real about what makes us fit, healthy and—well—us.

While we hoped the fitness truths would be inspirational and interesting, we were blown away with how empowered some of you felt when reading them. So much so that some of you even created your own fitness truths and wrote about them on your own blogs. We recently found a few of those blogs posts that we wanted to share, along with a one-stop post for reading all of the FBGs’ fitness truths. So read on—the fitness truth shall set you free!

Fitness Truths from the FBGs

Fitness Truths from FBG Readers

Just because we already wrote ours, doesn’t mean that we want this fitness-truth party to stop anytime soon. So if you have your fitness truths (and we know that you do!), we want you to write about them on your blog and then comment with the link to the post below. As the comments come in, we’ll add them to the list above until we have an amazing list of fitness truths from across the world wide web. So get to sharing! —Jenn

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  1. I have been LOVING reading all of your fitness truths. There’s nothing like getting back to the basics to get you motivated to move forward. Here are my fitness truths…fair warning, there are gluttonous amounts of cake involved 😉


  2. http://livebreathehuzzah.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/my-fitness-truths/

    Here are my truths. I really enjoyed this activity. Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. Diana says:

    Its really great that you are showing the power of women and the confidence that we should all really share with each other and with ourselves!! Great site! <3

  4. Lee Morgan says:

    Thanks for posting this. It’s definitely great to be part of the conversation, and also fun to read everyone else’s thoughts on fitness. It’s certainly empowering to join in on this!



  5. Devi says:


    This was such a great exercise for me! I was so encouraged after reading everyone’s truths and writing my own. I posted mine…check it out when you get a chance!


  6. Lucy says:

    This was a lot of fun, I really enjoyed reading everyone’s truths’. Check out mine!

  7. Brigid says:

    Hi there! Thank you so much for including me. Any chance you could update the link? I recently switched a permanent domain:
    Thank you so much!!

    1. Jenn says:

      Done! 🙂

      –FBG Jenn

  8. Ami says:

    Not wandering the gym, chit chatting, does not mean I am rude. I am focused, my time is limited, and I have a goal.

    I enjoy being fit. It doesn’t matter to me that you think I am too muscular or too thin. Those are your hang-ups.

    The word “skinny” is insulting. I am fit. I am healthy. I am strong. I bust my butt every morning at 4:30 am while you haven’t even thought about waking up.

    If I politely turn down lunch, or the candy that you are handing out, don’t take offense. It isn’t that I appreciate your offer; it’s that I am working toward my goals.

    Please don’t make fun of my meal schedule, or the types of foods I am making for lunch. I don’t criticize you for going to Burger King. To each his own.

    I don’t wear my wedding ring to the gym. I don’t want it to get lost, stolen, or messed up. This is not your license to hit on me. I am here to train, I love my husband, and he supports my goals.

    I enjoy fruits, veggies, and other healthy foods. Don’t pity me for my food choices, I can make baked chicken, asparagus and a sweet potato taste like they came from a 4 star restraint with just a few spices. What did you have for dinner?

    I have a cheat meal a couple of times per week. No, I’m not confused. I know that my body needs a little splurge once in a while, and I have earned it.

    You want to laugh at me for being slow on Fridays at our office workout session…Yeah, I have already done 7 workouts this week, and there’s one more after this before my weekend. I’m kind of beat, and I have earned it.

  9. Sarah says:

    I used to be in super shape and at a great weight…then I got pregnant.

    I worked out my entire pregnancy–after I got past the violent nausea in the first half. I still gained weight. Some of us are just predisposed to gain weight.

    I’m working out hard now, trying to lose the 30+ pounds I gained. I don’t look sexy, or cute, or beautiful doing it, but I am a chunky girl working her butt off. I am doing things lots of women who weigh way less than me can’t or won’t do. Give me props for determination and for trying–especially since I have to work my workouts around a 3 month old baby!

  10. PC says:

    To Tish… I have struggled with weight my entire life (lots of emotional issues) and am fighting with the three hundred pounds of body weight that fights back when I try to escape… but I’ve gotta tell you – the TRUTHS that you blogged felt like a gong banging in my heart – that’s EXACTLY how I feel inside and EXACTLY those truths keep me fighting the fight. I WILL WIN. Because MY truth is that my current body is my past. It WILL NOT BE my future. Thanks for the needed inspiration!

  11. I think I’m rather late but I posted some of my fitness truths. Just starting out my weight loss journey, 83 pounds to go.

  12. Ashley says:

    Hmmm…I swear I’m not new to the internet. HERE they are! http://chaos-and-kisses.blogspot.com/2012/09/my-fitness-truths.html

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