Finding Happiness In The Weight-Loss Struggle

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Weight-loss is not easy, and neither is maintenance. There comes a point when you take a step back and wonder, is it going to be like this forever? Will I spend the rest of my life monitoring every bite I take and over thinking every workout I do? When will I find that balance? I was at Fusion …
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The Anti-Diet Works for Guys, Too!

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Jenn and I have lived and breathed the FBG anti-diet lifestyle since starting these sites in 2008. Heck, even before then, as our philosophies when it came to eating everything in moderation and doing activities we love obviously didn't fall out of thin air. But we put it all together in one …
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36 Weeks and Busting My Pregnancy Records

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At the time I'm writing this (August 28), I'm still pregnant! I've made it to 36 weeks, a full week longer than my longest pregnancy! I don't know whether it's because I've been trying to take it extra easy or because this baby is just terrified of all the chaos that's on the outside, but whatever …
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My Experience as a Personal Training Client: I Met My Fitspiration!

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They say people come into your life at the right time, and I've definitely learned that to be true. I suffered a hamstring and meniscus injury at the beginning of the year and was down about myself. My fit friend was down for the count from an injury and surgery as well. For me, I perform best when …
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First Trimester Symptoms: How Pregnancy Turned Me Into a College Frat Boy

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Seeing that it took me three long years to get pregnant, I vowed that once I did get knocked up, I'd be grateful for all of it. Even the anxiety-panicked-I'm-having-a-baby-for-reals moments, the bouts of queasiness, the fatigue and everything that you read about when it comes to first …
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In a Car, at a Fair — I Will Breastfeed Everywhere

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If it seems like you've seen a lot of breastfeeding content around the interwebs this month, you're not mistaken: August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month! We're in full support of the boob-feed at FBM HQ (and really, however you want to feed baby isn't a matter of debate around here!), so we've got …
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That Clean Life: Testing the Project Beach Body Two-Week Plan

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I follow many health and fitness pages on all forms of social media. I’ve “met” many fitspirations and have even become a better cook for my lifestyle through the people I’ve connected with. For a while now, I’ve been following Abigail Keeso, a registered nurse who created That Clean Life through …
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Pregnancy Weight Gain Woes: You Gained How Much?

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I've never been shy about my pregnancy weight gain. Embarrassed, yes, but never shy. Everyone around me had the most supportive justifications regarding my weight gain, but only I know the truth. I could blame it on the edema because my edema was overpowering during my pregnancy. My body felt like a …
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Dealing with Death: 7 Tips for Coping with Kids and Grief

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I'm in all-new parenting territory right now, and it's not fun territory to be in. Our sweet pug, Marti, died in early July from a short-but-swift illness. I've discussed her countless times here (most recently calling her our perfect family dog) and over on Fit Bottomed Girls, because she has been …
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