Hey…TAKE A HIKE!

No, seriously, go outside and take a hike! Today, Tuesday, November 17th,¬†is National Take a Hike Day, which is¬†either about going for an invigorating¬†walk or getting rid of someone who is no longer serving you in your life (and telling them to “get lost.”). ¬†I actually think both are healthy options, so interpret as you…

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What NOT To Do When Teaching Group Fitness

So last week I was back visiting my parents. ¬†One of the luxuries of staying with my parents is having them watch the boys while I head to the gym. I’ve been to my mom’s gym a few times. ¬†It’s more of a wellness center since it’s connected with a hospital, so it caters to…

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Exercises to Avoid Post-Pregnancy

So my two previous posts have been regarding Diastasis Recti – what it is, how to test yourself for it, and exercises that help in healing it. Although all of that is important, what is probably going to help you the most is knowing which exercises to refrain from post-pregnancy to not aggravate or cause…

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Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

Yes, that means you! ¬†I honestly believe that everyone should check themselves for a diastasis recti, but especially if you’ve had a baby. Your first question is probably “Diastasis what?” ¬†The short version is that diastasis recti is when the tissue that holds your abdominals together stretches and thins too much so that the right…

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A Few of My Favorite Things . . . about Landon

On Saturday, March 21, 2015 I will officially be the mother of a four-year-old.¬†I have no idea how this happened, or rather, how this happened so fast. ¬†Though sadly, it means¬†I’m also 4 years older,¬†ironically,¬†this amazing human being has made me feel younger in so many ways. Perhaps it’s because I’m happier than I’ve ever…

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And Now the Work Begins . . .

Ugh . . . so I’m officially pronouncing it “time to lose¬†the baby weight.” I’ve been cleared by my OBGYN. I’m starting to get used to the new balancing act of two kids. I’ve enjoyed enough of my favorite cheat foods. ¬†But now Mama is ready to get back to feeling strong and fit and…

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