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Jul 23

July 23, 2014

Create Your Own Gym

One of the biggest challenges, if not the biggest, with getting in a workout is time.  It’s the top excuse people have for not incorporating exercise into their life.  I know life is busy.  It just seems like things are non-stop some days and there just aren’t enough hours in the day. So what if you can squeeze in a quick workout at home?  What if you have 15, 20, maybe even 30 extra minutes where you can get in…

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Jul 11

July 11, 2014

My Next Race

  (One of my dearest friends, Christy, and me crossing the finish line of my first marathon! She got me through the end!) I love making fitness goals for myself and I also love a good challenge.  I thrive on it. One of the things I missed most during pregnancy was running races.  I ran throughout my entire pregnancy but it doesn’t compare to running a race.  I love the adrenaline rush I get before it, the crowd, the camaraderie…

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Jul 2

July 2, 2014

Post Pregnancy: Getting Your Core Back

After having a baby, one of the things hit hardest on your body is your core.  You have gained a lot of weight in your stomach, can’t really do crunches since you cannot lie flat on your back during pregnancy, and your center of gravity has been way off.  Your core suffers unfortunately.  And since your core is so important for all other forms of exercise and daily activities, it’s important to focus on getting that part of your body…

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Jun 26

June 26, 2014

Final Verdict: Did exercise help me during pregnancy?

  (One of the last photos taken of me during my pregnancy! On the date of one of my showers.) So here I am at the end of my first pregnancy journey.  My little girl is finally here!  I am absolutely in love and could not be happier.  I figured I should write an update post though on how my pregnancy went.  This is sort of my “final verdict” on how I think exercising during pregnancy helps you throughout the…

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Jun 10

June 10, 2014

Accomplishing Your Goals

I had a goal once I got pregnant that I would keep running up until 35 weeks.  I recently met my goal this past weekend!  I ran 3 miles (very slowly, with many breaks).  It felt really good to set a goal like that and follow through.  I knew it would be a challenge but knew it was something that I could achieve.  It wasn’t easy but it was important to me and I did it. I also had a…

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May 23

May 23, 2014

Tips on getting into a workout routine

A lot of people I talk to say the hardest thing about working out is figuring out where to start.  That’s perfectly  understandable.  If you’re someone who hasn’t worked out consistently or at all, it’s tough to figure out how to begin.  I say start with getting yourself into a workout routine.  This routine turns into a habit and once you have a good habit, it’s hard to break. This is one of the best things about creating this routine. …

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