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Pregnancy Fitness Must-Haves

Baby Bear Hugs Pregnancy Fitness Must Have List I was working really hard to get in shape/keep in shape after Baby Bear, and I have committed to continue on this path.  I gained too much weight during the pregnancy, and I was so hungry when nursing that I didn’t lose the weight like I would…
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Stroller Fitness Craze

~There is a stroller fitness craze amongst new mommies, and I totally understand why.  With all three of my babies, exercising in the outdoors was what worked best for the both of us.  They got some fresh air and scenery, and I got some exercise in.  One of my favorite places for stroller exercising was…
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5 Reasons to Workout

Source There are many reasons to workout but here are my five favorite: Stress release – Exercise helps relieve tension, giving you a natural high through increasing endorphins. Focusing on a situation will only make you more stressed, so instead consider working out. More energy – It is true that, when you exercise, it gives…
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Project: Get Fit for Baby!!

During the months of May through June, I headed a project with Pro Health Chiropractic and ran our “Move it! Use it! Lose it! to Win It!” contest.  It was modeled after a “Biggest Loser” competition, but tracked not only body composition change, but steps taken and time worked out.  It made me hyper aware…
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It Was Hard…But I Did It!

After all my talk of doing hard things, I felt like the universe was throwing down the gauntlet when I walked into the gym today.  Part of the workout involved doing box jumps, which are my kryptonite.  Basically, you are jumping up onto a box over and over for as many reps as the workout…
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On Being Scared

Over the past several months, I’ve been working to get my body back into shape.  As much as it would love to remain a soft baby-making machine, I had to break the news that it was being permanently laid off due to a factory shut-down.  It took the news hard – so hard that it…
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Making Time

I stared hard at the red digital numbers, trying to will them to move. My feet moved beneath my body like robotic pendulums, hitting the treadmill, seemingly no longer controlled by the conscious part of my brain. Shouldn’t the number have gone up by now? Why hasn’t it gone up? There, finally, it reached 3…
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7 days in… 7 days of exercise!

Today is day 7 of this journey if you count the actual days I have been doing it.. and I am proud to say that in those 7 days I have done exercise every day!  I don’t know if I’ve really done enough to make a change, but my heart rate has been getting up…
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Week 1 Check in!

So just about a week ago, I made the decision to take better care of myself, eat better, and exercise 5-6 days a week. I figured I would do reports to keep tabs on myself and hope someone out there may keep me honest. 😉 The first week went really well, and it hasn’t been…
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Mind vs. Body

My mind and body are in a major battle right now and I honestly have no clue which one will win?? My mind wants to work out and run more mileage. My body doesn’t agree. My knee is messed up again and doesn’t want me to work out or run more. My mind wants me…
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