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Apr 24

April 24, 2014

Surprised your diet isn’t working? You shouldn’t be.

Isn’t it amazing the amount of diets that are out there?  I have heard of numerous diets over the years – South Beach, Atkins, Paleo, Nutrisystem, Mediterranean, Raw Food, this list goes on.  But the thing I hear most about these diets is that people just don’t last long on them. According to a study done in the UK (found on, the average woman only lasts 19 days on a diet.  That’s not that long!  That’s nineteen days until…

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Apr 14

April 14, 2014

Training Plans: It’s time to sign up for a race!

Spring has finally sprung!!  At least, I think it has.  It’s questionable here in Chicago and we have some cold days ahead again but for the most part – it’s finally HERE!  What other season does this mean we are getting into?  Race season! I love this time of year because I usually (when not pregnant) get super excited about signing up for some races.  Any distance, you name it.  I have talked to so many people who want to…

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Apr 9

April 9, 2014

Calling Soon-to-be Mommies!

So obviously health and fitness is a HUGE passion of mine.  I believe everyone should live a life focused on this every day.  But what about when you’re pregnant?  It presents more challenges and also raises a lot more questions.  How much exercise is enough?  What am I supposed to eat?  Does any of this really affect my baby? Another important thing – does your doctor help answer these questions?  This is really important.  I strongly support research into this…

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Apr 2

April 2, 2014

25 Week Update

It’s kind of hard to believe that I’m already 25 weeks!  It seems like I’ve been pregnant for quite awhile but when I realize I am already at the 25 week mark with only 15 weeks to go I just can’t believe it.  Although, I think it will only get more difficult and uncomfortable as time goes on… But for now, I am feeling pretty good!  I really can’t complain too much.  I feel lucky that I have had such…

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Mar 26

March 26, 2014

The “McDonald’s Diet”?

  (Photo from Wikipedia – fast food) Did you hear about the guy who lost a ton of weight eating only… McDonald’s?!  Yes, it’s true.  Click HERE for the full article.  I was pretty surprised at first when I read this article.  But then I wasn’t. Is a calorie really just a calorie?  You can find so many articles that argue this point.  In my opinion and from what I have read/learned, you can’t really answer this question in a…

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Mar 19

March 19, 2014

Celebrity Pregnancies vs Reality

Losing the baby weight.  It’s something that has been on my mind since I got pregnant – and isn’t that crazy???  I just had this huge, wonderful, amazing life change and I’m already thinking about how I’m going to lose the baby weight.  Wait a second… this isn’t right! What prompts this reaction in so many women these days?  Is it that we truly miss our bodies we once had before pregnancy?  Maybe.  Is it pressure from family or friends? …

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