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  1. kathryn

    Best home method for facial hair removal

    I use this as well. I got mine from I do put a thin layer of triple antibiotic ointment on the area after I'm done, to prevent infection (pulling hair out from the roots leaves an opening that bacteria can get in). I don't have a lot of facial hair, but I hate having any, and this...
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    My precious Punky

    {{{{Teracy}}}} I'm so sorry to hear about Punky. I know exactly what you're going through, as I just recently had to put my cat Bobsie down, though she didn't last very long with renal failure.
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    Julie, Nan, Nightowl: so sorry to hear about the loss of your furry kids. I think it's hardest to have to make the decision of euthanasia (when I was a kid, all our cats seemed to go 'on their own'---they were old and wobbly, but didn't seem to be in pain. I've only had one so far on my own...
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    What to eat before the race??

    I do 5k's and, like JeanneMarie, don't eat much. I usually have the same pre-race fuel: a smoothie made with banana, chia seeds, water, sometimes with some vega pre-workout performance optimizer and/or goji berries.
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    I'm back, but don't know for how long. This has been the longest time I've gone without visiting the forums (here and VF). I've just had a really busy few months. Planning a fundraiser run/walk for my local animal shelter is taking up a lot of time (I proposed the idea, so ended up being...
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    How do you get in your flax seed?

    When I use flax (I grind it fresh, or use sprouted ground flax that I keep in the freezer), I put it in oatmeal, or in a chocolate smoothie (works better, flavorwise, than in a fruit smoothie). However, I usually use chia seeds instead. I just throw a spoonful into a smoothie (drink it up...
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    bbx hardcore system

    THe workouts are all VERY similar, with pretty much the same moves.
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    Did I reach left or right

    But apple + candy = carmel apple!
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    A good substitute for running

    speed walking/racewalking if you want an outdoor workout. Depending on the type of run that is planned, either a steady-state cardio or interval cardio workout if you are inside.
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    Is there a exercise you just don't do?

    Rather than not do an exercise, I usually will substitute something else. For example, I don't do upright rows with a barbell (they put the shoulder in a position that encourages impingement), but do a modified version using dumbells and a wider/lower ROM, or overhead presses with hands in a...
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    Cooper Institute?

    I've heard of the Cooper Institute, but not lately. It was founded by the guy who is considered the father of aerobic exercise (IIRC, he died of a hear attack while jogging?). I don't recall seeing any instructors claiming to have certiication through them. More ACE, AFAA, NASM...
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    Workout DVD regrets

    Unfortunately, there are a lot of workout purchases I've regretted (on the flip side, I luckily am in contact with a reseller who gives me a fair price for them, so I'm not in as bad a situation as I could be). Some of my bigger regrets (cost-wise): Reinhart Kettlebells (I've decided I'm...
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    Workouts you just CAN'T get into

    What is CrossFit?
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    Top 5 Hated Exercise Moves!

    1) Tuck jumps (I don't do them 'as-is') 2) ricochets (ditto) 3) double ricochets (hate them even more, and modify them) 4) excessive burpees (some are okay, but I prefer mountain climbers)
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    Making it involves having a "SCOBY" (shorthand for 'symbiotic combination of bacteria and yeast". It is the culture that kombucha comes from, and looks kind of like the body of a jellyfish. It's sometimes refered to as a 'muchroom,' but it's not). You can buy them, or get them from someone who...
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    Witch killings

    Animals wouldn't behave in such a barbaric way.
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    Workouts you just CAN'T get into

    I have to add 'any machine-based cardio' (treadmill, elliptical, etc.) to my list. I can stand maybe 5 minutes at a time, when I'm staying in a hotel with a fitness room, but it gets too boring for me way to fast. Now, I can walk for HOURS outdoors without feeling the same way.
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    Core sliders

    I like that they combine gliding/sliding discs and push-up handlebars (which would making using the discs easier on the wrists).
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    Workouts you just CAN'T get into

    I'd have to say Pilates as well. And most yoga. "Dancy" cardio.