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Oct 16

October 16, 2014

A lesson from my return to HIIT classes

My first workout class since having a baby was a little nerve wracking.  Will I make it?  Am I going to embarrass myself?  Will I pass out?  Will I puke?  In front of everyone? These were all thoughts in my head as I drove to a class nearby to give my first attempt at an HIIT class post baby. (HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training) I took a lot of these classes before having a baby and they were tough. …

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Sep 30

September 30, 2014

Reasons why you shouldn’t hate (and should maybe love) the “dreadmill”

Okay, I get it.  Running outside, for most people, is the more enjoyable way to go.  I’ve heard it all about the dreaded treadmill (hence dreadmill).  You are stuck in one place, it’s boring, there’s no change, etc.  And I agree.  To a point. I LOVE running outside.  I live in Chicago and of all places, this is one of the BEST to go for a run.  There’s nothing like it. But life gets in the way a lot of…

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Sep 23

September 23, 2014

Breastfeeding, Milk Supply, and Running

Since I talked about breastfeeding in my last blog, I figured I should cover another topic about the subject.  And it’s something I have been asked about. Running and breastfeeding. I was initially concerned that once I started running and working out again my milk supply would decrease dramatically.  A lot of your supply depends on calories.  I would be burning a lot more calories so I wasn’t sure what this would do.  I had read that sometimes it can…

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Sep 12

September 12, 2014

Want to attend almost every gym in your city? Welcome to ClassPass.

Doing the same workout over and over can get boring.  Even though I love running, I still have days where I want to work out but just need to do something else.  It’s also important to do this for our bodies.  We should work multiple muscle groups to gain a great overall total fitness level. Well there just might be a great solution to this! I was recently contacted by someone at ClassPass to try out what they are doing. …

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Sep 11

September 11, 2014

What they didn’t tell you – when breastfeeding DOESN’T help you lose weight

The woman’s body is a tricky little thing.  It’s fascinating actually how it works.  I realized this even more after having a baby.  The fact that my body can produce a human is pretty insane.  The fact that I then produce milk to provide for my baby just adds to it.  We all know that breastfeeding provides great benefits to your baby.  And one of the things I heard most while pregnant was how it will get you back to…

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Sep 11

September 11, 2014

Making Dinner Simple: Theme Nights!

  (A Meatless Monday dish I made!) Trying to decide what to eat for dinner is the biggest decision in our house.  It takes us forever to decide what to eat!  I’m not sure why but my husband would probably say it’s my fault for being so indecisive.  And he’s probably right! I’m the type of eater where I can eat the same things over and over.  I know – boring!  But I just can.  I know what I like…

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