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Apr 16

April 16, 2015

The Marathon That Won’t Happen

I signed up to run the full marathon in Nashville quite awhile ago. I was all pumped up about it, had my training plan ready to go, and was focused. Then… life happened. (Also, a reason I haven’t posted as much!) I wanted to share my journey of returning to run a marathon after pregnancy, all about my training runs, and how I was doing. But the truth is, life just got crazy. We moved (which was a lot more…

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Jan 29

January 29, 2015

What I’ve been cooking up lately: Baby food!

There are numerous things I looked forward to when I found out I was pregnant.  And with my beliefs on food, one of them was being able to make homemade baby food.  I hate that there are so many chemicals and crazy things in our food so I want to start my daughter’s life in a healthy way.  Knowing that I’m making the food means I know exactly what’s in there. I enjoy cooking sometimes but I wouldn’t call myself…

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Jan 7

January 7, 2015

Check-In: Six Months Post Baby

Six months.  Our little girl is already 6 months old.  I can’t believe it.  It seems like it’s gone so fast but at the same time, so slow. If you would have asked me 6 months ago where I thought I would be at this point, it’s pretty laughable.  I would tell you that my baby would be completely sleeping through the night, I would be fitting back in my favorite pair of jeans, and would have being Super Mom…

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Oct 7

October 7, 2014

When I quit my job – without a plan

Planning.  I am all about it.  I am a planner and I like knowing what’s going to happen.  My husband isn’t a planner at all so this actually works for us.  I take care of our calendar, the household things we need to plan, events, and I’m happy to. But what happens when you’re planning goes WAY off course?  When the things you always thought would happen a certain way… don’t?  And when you suddenly feel lost and question a…

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Sep 23

September 23, 2014

Breastfeeding, Milk Supply, and Running

Since I talked about breastfeeding in my last blog, I figured I should cover another topic about the subject.  And it’s something I have been asked about. Running and breastfeeding. I was initially concerned that once I started running and working out again my milk supply would decrease dramatically.  A lot of your supply depends on calories.  I would be burning a lot more calories so I wasn’t sure what this would do.  I had read that sometimes it can…

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Sep 11

September 11, 2014

What they didn’t tell you – when breastfeeding DOESN’T help you lose weight

The woman’s body is a tricky little thing.  It’s fascinating actually how it works.  I realized this even more after having a baby.  The fact that my body can produce a human is pretty insane.  The fact that I then produce milk to provide for my baby just adds to it.  We all know that breastfeeding provides great benefits to your baby.  And one of the things I heard most while pregnant was how it will get you back to…

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