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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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Jan 19

January 19, 2016

First Trimester Recap – Baby #2

I’ve always heard people say that all pregnancies are different. This is definitely true in my case! I am already 17 weeks and into the second trimester but wanted to share how the first trimester went in this second pregnancy. It was definitely different in many ways and honestly, a lot harder. I wrote a post about how I found out I was pregnant with this baby and how during the marathon I noticed I kept feeling short of breath….

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Jan 7

January 7, 2016

2015 Recap and 2016 Goals

It’s still hard for me to believe that 2015 is over. It was big year for me personally and for us in our family. Among the list of things that happened in 2015 are: we sold our condo in Chicago and moved to Nashville, bought a new house, both Brett and I started new jobs, Adyson started daycare for the first time, I ran a half marathon and my 4th marathon, I found I’m pregnant again (it’s a BOY!), I…

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Aug 19

August 19, 2015

The perfect sports bra has been found!

I told you recently that I am now a Brick Betty Fit Professional and I’m still very excited about this new adventure! As I learn more and more about this company, I thrive on the passion, quality, and excitement they bring to their clothing line. Recently, I tried out the Brick Betty bra. It looked great on the website but of course seeing it in your hands is always different than on the internet. The very first thing I noticed…

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Aug 18

August 18, 2015

How I Lost the Baby Weight

I was resistant to talking about this topic for a few reasons: I don’t think getting your body back should be your #1 priority, I didn’t want to give in to society’s crazy expectations, and we are all built differently so there just isn’t a secret, magical solution that will drop your baby weight (sorry). BUT, I get it. I understand what it’s like after you have a baby and you want to wear your normal clothes again. You want…

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