Today let's talk a little bit about running and fitness during pregnancy, after pregnancy, and finding the time as a new mom. Even if you don't have kids or are past this point in your life, it's worth reading along anyway.
I didn't run while I was pregnant.
As you know from last week's post, running did not become my fitness first love or priority until a few years ago. I did however go to the gym five days a week for years and attempted to keep up that fitness routine while I was pregnant.
Friends! My brother + almost-sister-in-law tie the knot this week, so I’ll be largely away from the internet. If we’re buds on Instagram, though, we can “like” each other’s visual updates and laugh together about our adventures. Come say hi!...more
Hi beauties! Happy Sunday. My weekend was packed full of pure love and I wanted to end it with a bang. Each Sunday my closest girlfriends come to my home and we have “Soulful Sunday”. We pick a recipe we’ve never made before (jarred salads etc.) and we also juice. We drink wine, dance around to oldschool hip-hop, discuss fun things we learned over the week, and laugh our asses off....more
Hi loves! It’s day two of my yoga teacher training and I am on cloud nine. It’s also my second day without meat and my first official work-week in my new home. Life has given me a handful of big changes and I am accepting them with open arms. I am feeling extremely blessed and optimistic about life in general. It’s all very exciting....more
I joined a great walking group on Facebook, WALKING Monthly Challenges (Walking My Way Back To Health), and some of the members are participating in a Diet Bet. Diet Bet is actually a website. So we all bet $25.00 that we could lose 4% of our body weight in four weeks. So on Saturday, I took my first picture with my starting weight:...more
A Fitbit is a pedometer. It measures how many steps I take a day. It actually measures how many very active minutes I have as well. I want to get up to 10,000 steps a day, but I have to work up to that, especially since I have been very sedentary for the last couple of years. My average steps have been about 1000 or so. Not great. So my goal for the next two weeks is to log in about 7500 steps a day. The Fitbit is so cool that it will actually light up and vibrate when I reach that goal. Wish me luck!!!...more
If you’ve had a chance to visit my healthy cooking page, you’ll know that I’m an advocate for home cooking. Making an effort to cook more food at home might sound like a chore, but it really is one of the simplest, most straightforward ways you can eat more healthfully....more
A facebook friend of mine (who is very much in crazy good shape) posted a picture of her meal along with a phrase like, "I sometimes wish this was pizza".The picture was of a precisely measured portion of grilled chicken, an exact serving of quinoa and a measured serving of a steamed vegetable.My immediate reaction was sadness followed closely by rage. My rage wasn't so much against her, more so against the trend I keep seeing towards dieting, restricting and measuring of food....more