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Jul 18

July 18, 2014

A Letter To My Former Body

To My Former Body: Yes, You. The one who looked a lot better in pictures. The one who had an almost-six pack. You hadn’thad a baby yet so you didn’t have that linea nigra line down your stomach that the doc says might never go away. You fit into those cute red shorts. Your hips were smaller and your butt was too. You didn’t even know what a muffin top was. Yes, former body, you were great. But I don’t…

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Jul 9

July 9, 2014

Whose body is that?

When I got pregnant I was prepared for body changes.  In fact, I welcomed them.  I knew my body needed to change to accommodate a growing baby and that was okay.  It wasn’t always easy seeing the scale go up and my stomach growing more and more but I expected that.  I knew I was working out, eating healthy most of the time, and doing what I was supposed to do to gain the right amount of weight. What I…

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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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May 30

May 30, 2014

It’s not so bad being THAT girl

  (That’s me before going out for my run on Monday!) I never thought I would ever want to be labeled as that girl.  You know, the one that people stare at.  The one that people probably talk to someone else about and comment about.  Just that girl.  But on Monday, that’s how I felt.  Turns out, it wasn’t all that bad. If you live in Chicago, then you know how busy the lakefront path can get when it’s warm outside.  The lakefront is…

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Apr 2

April 2, 2014

25 Week Update

It’s kind of hard to believe that I’m already 25 weeks!  It seems like I’ve been pregnant for quite awhile but when I realize I am already at the 25 week mark with only 15 weeks to go I just can’t believe it.  Although, I think it will only get more difficult and uncomfortable as time goes on… But for now, I am feeling pretty good!  I really can’t complain too much.  I feel lucky that I have had such…

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