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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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Jun 22

June 22, 2014

Vanity Sizing: Do you know what size you really wear?

Do you know what size clothing you actually wear?  This might seem like a silly question but apparently it’s not.  While listening to the radio the other day, I heard about “vanity sizing”. I guess I have known that companies do this but I didn’t realize how prevalent it is and that we actually have a name for it.  For those who don’t know, vanity sizing refers to what clothing companies do when they purposely change the sizes in their clothes to…

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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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May 15

May 15, 2014

So you want abs?

Abs – I hear about them all the time.  Everyone wants abs!  They want a flat stomach with a 6 pack and the ability to flaunt it comfortably.  I can’t say that I blame them!  So what is the big challenge with it and why is getting that amazing 6 pack so hard to achieve?  I think it’s because the way we think we get there is incorrect. Have you ever heard that “abs are made in the kitchen”?  Well, there is…

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Apr 29

April 29, 2014

Why working your core is important – even during pregnancy!

Many years ago before I was educated on health and fitness I remember someone asking me if I do any core exercises.  I honestly didn’t really have a clue what they were talking about.  Why would I need to worry about my core?  I just wanted to run and maintain my weight.  What does my core have to do with it?  I’ve learned a lot since then. Your core is the stable point of your body.  I look at it…

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