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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 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 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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Aug 21

August 21, 2014

8 Lessons Learned from having a Baby

So most of us have heard all the usual things that you learn from having a baby – taking a shower is a luxury, sleep doesn’t happen, your house is always a mess, etc.  Well I have a few items to add to this list.  There are some things that I either wasn’t told or just didn’t fully realize until I had a baby. Although, can you ever really understand any of this until you’ve had a baby?!  Probably not….

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Jul 25

July 25, 2014

The First Run. Post Pregnancy.

  (I know… a selfie, but I had to get a picture before my first time back in the gym!) It was one of the best and worst runs I have ever had.  The first run after giving birth. I had been running throughout my whole pregnancy and had been feeling great.  I definitely slowed down with each month that passed but I was okay with that.  I got slower, took more walk breaks, and decreased my mileage but I…

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Jul 18

July 18, 2014

A Letter To My Former Body

To My Former Body: Yes, You. The one who looked a lot better in pictures. The one who had an almost-six pack. You hadn’thad a baby yet so you didn’t have that linea nigra line down your stomach that the doc says might never go away. You fit into those cute red shorts. Your hips were smaller and your butt was too. You didn’t even know what a muffin top was. Yes, former body, you were great. But I don’t…

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