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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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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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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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