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Aug 28

August 28, 2014

That feeling of “I’m back”

Have you seen that Friends episode where Phoebe wants to go running with Rachel and Rachel is embarrassed because Phoebe runs really awkward and all over the place?  That’s how I felt when I first starting running again after having my baby.  I felt like people were looking at me like I was a crazy person running by.  Everything felt loose and weird.  It was like I was in a completely different person’s body. I felt like this for a…

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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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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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Jul 29

July 29, 2014

Home Workout of the Day

In order to prevent myself from going a little crazy in the house on maternity leave, I do my own workouts at home.  It gets my heart pumping, blood flowing, and makes me feel accomplished for the day.  So from time to time I will share the workouts that I do with you. Below is a recent workout I did at home.  I was actually sore the next day!  The good kind of sore.  Where you feel like you did…

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Jul 25

July 25, 2014

The First Run. Post Pregnancy.

  (I know… a selfie, but I had to get a picture before my first time back in the gym!) It was one of the best and worst runs I have ever had.  The first run after giving birth. I had been running throughout my whole pregnancy and had been feeling great.  I definitely slowed down with each month that passed but I was okay with that.  I got slower, took more walk breaks, and decreased my mileage but I…

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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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