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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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Aug 27

August 27, 2014

Workout Options for Moms!

I know a big dilemma with being a mom (or busy person in general) is figuring out how to get in a workout.  Now you have another person to take care of that is completely dependent on you.  But Mom still needs her time to get in some exercise! How do we find the time to do this?  I have 4 different options for new moms that might help them get in a workout – and maintain some sort of…

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Aug 15

August 15, 2014

A Ranking of my Favorite Races

I love running races and have been fortunate enough to run quite a few!  I have run a variety of distances and at different times of the year.  Most of my races have been in Chicago though since I live here.  My goal is start doing more races in different cities.  I think it’s a great way to go explore a new place! I decided to rank my top 3 races that I’ve done and share my thoughts on them. …

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Jul 31

July 31, 2014

Put the oxygen mask on yourself first

The other day I had a complete meltdown.  My husband walked in the door from work and there I was on the couch doing the ugly cry.  I’m not even sure what were tears versus snot running down my face.  Yep, it was one of those moments. I couldn’t figure out why my little girl was upset and wouldn’t sleep AT ALL, I had been cooped up in the house all day, hadn’t had a shower, and barely had time…

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