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Fit Girl Series: Ainsley Won 5K!

WE DID IT! Ainsley and I ran a 5K. Our time was 47 minutes. She WON 2nd place. (Only 2 children ran the 5K instead of the kids' mile.) Run - walk - run - walk - run - walk. Come on Ains, we can do this, let's run to that cone and then…
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Fit Girl Series: Who's Body Is It Anyway?

This post is simultaneously published on PunditMoms' Mother's of Intention Series. I ate the rest of the popcorn, Ainsley reported with her "am I in trouble?" face. Was that healthy for your body? I asked her. Uh, no, she said. You know,…
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Iron Girl Q & A

Iron Girl, the premier women’s-only event-based brand, is more than just a girl thing. It is a way to get females of all ages and fitness levels outside and hitting the pavement to better themselves physically and mentally. Launched in…
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Fit Girl Series: We Did It!

Ainsley and I RAN a mile on Saturday. We walked two more miles after that. Added 100 sit-ups each and a bunch of lunges. Then we went back and did it again on Sunday! It felt GREAT! 5K here we come! Fit Girl Series: Accept Your Body Fit…
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Girl Scouts Makeover

The Girl Scouts are getting a makeover. Frankly, they need it. The Boy Scouts was my first "feminist cause." My mother sent me to Brownies one year, where I learned to braid hair. Both my brothers became Eagle Scouts and they learned how…
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Fit Girl Series: Accept Your Body

You can never, ever, not-in-a-million years, love and accept yourself from the couch. If feelings were math "accepting your body" is a mathematical impossibility if you are not in touch with and caring for your body. It's not only ineffective,…
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Fit Girl Series - Friends, Strangers With Candy

Ainsley's in the other room reading to her brother and my husband and I are having a consultation with her doctor. And I'm hearing myself say this, I don't understand how this could be happening. This doesn't make any sense. We're doing most…
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Fit Girl Series - Comparing Children

My husband and I are sitting in the doctor's office and we've done the math - Ainsley is officially "overweight." Her BMI is over 19. Not by much, but over. I'm trying to wrap my brain around how this could happen and what it means. Like…