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Pay Yourself First

From the title of this post, you might think this is going to be about finances. Wrong! Instead, I wanted to share how I apply this mantra to my health. I’ve had a hard time the past few weeks getting motivated to run during nap time. Nap time, you see, is a sacred time for me, as it is for most stay-at-home moms. That precious 1-2 hr block of time is all about endless... read more

Crunchless Mommy Tummy Tightening Exercises

Although my tummy area will never look the same because of all the stretch marks and skin wrinkling from pregnancy, it is pretty flat now. I credit most of that to diet, but I also love these exercises from the September 2011 issue of Parents magazine and have incorporated them into my weekly workouts–no crunches here! First, if your diet is clean but your tummy sticks out, it could be because your... read more

Running Along…

I recently read and loved the book “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall. I recommended it to all my friends after reading it. Very inspirational. It makes you rethink what your body is capable of. It was simply a fantastic book—part discussion of biology and evolution, part discussion of running footwear, part nutrition, part character sketch (and there were some crazy... read more

Postpartum Weight Loss

I recently read another mom’s blog post on pregnancy weight gain (and loss) that got me quite upset. The gist was “if you take care of yourself during pregnancy, you won’t gain much weight and you’ll bounce right back after delivery.” I get so tired of statements like this one. It makes me mad when women complain about how “fat” and “big”... read more

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