Jul 25

July 25, 2016

When You Can’t Run… But You Can Walk

I am 5 weeks postpartum right now. Usually, most doctors do not clear you to exercise until you are 6 weeks out for a vaginal birth or 8 weeks for a c-section. Based on this, I should be cleared at the 6 week mark. However, my previous doctor in Chicago did let me start exercising at 4 weeks after my first pregnancy because I ran the entire nine months. I thought about asking my current doctor if this would be…

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Jul 20

July 20, 2016

Pregnancy #2 Recap: Health, Fitness, and Weight

I thought I would do a quick post on how my health and fitness was overall during pregnancy #2 since I actually get this question a lot. I wasn’t as diligent with my workouts and health as I was with my first pregnancy because, well, I have a toddler. But, I was pretty close to being just as active especially considering I was chasing said toddler around all. the. time. I kept up with my running mostly. I was running…

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Jul 14

July 14, 2016

Today I Didn’t Cry

I didn’t cry today. I didn’t shed one tear. Why is this significant? Because yesterday, I cried. Yesterday, I cried a lot. I cried when the baby kept waking up at night and my husband wasn’t there to help me because he’s gone for work. I cried when the baby then woke up at 4 am and fussed for about 4 hours straight. I cried when my toddler hit me and threw water at me. I cried when my toddler…

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Jul 12

July 12, 2016

Mason’s Birth Story

My second labor was very different from my first. With my daughter, Adyson, my water broke naturally and she was born 3 1/2 weeks early (but perfectly healthy!). This time, Mason decided he liked it in my belly a lot more and stuck around for a bit longer. However, we did end up forcing him out since I was induced. Being induced was not something I wanted. Nothing against anyone else who chooses this but I just felt that I…

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Jul 11

July 11, 2016

So, I took a break.

(Okay, so my break was a little longer than a few minutes!) If you pay any attention to my blog at all (thank you!) then you know I have been MIA the past few months. Honestly, I needed a break. And I wasn’t quite sure if I would be back or not. But, here I am and I’m ready to get back into the blogging world. I enjoy blogging and all that comes with it. I just needed some time…

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Mar 9

March 9, 2016

What’s for dinner? There are apps for that!

What’s for dinner? Does anyone else get as stressed about this question as I do? I know it’s silly. Of all the things in the world, I really shouldn’t stress about what to have for dinner. But without fail, I usually do. I want the dinner to be something that tastes good (of course), is healthy, and doesn’t take a lot of time to cook (because there is usually a toddler hanging on to my leg). So I struggle to…

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