Four Core Exercises for the 4th Trimester

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Jenn recently tested out Sara Haley's new Expecting MORE: The 4th Trimester Workout program. She liked it so much that we put it in our top 5 postnatal workout DVD list. The workouts in the program are designed for all moms, whether they had a baby six weeks, six months or six years ago, and they …
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Dos and Don’ts of Losing Belly Fat

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I always marveled at my massive pregnancy belly. How could a body do that? Then, each time I had my kids, I always marveled at my postpartum belly. When it was no longer basketball-shaped with a human in there, it was amazing how deflated and squishy it seemed in those first few days sans baby. It's …
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5 Best Postnatal Workout DVDs

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We don't take the term "best" lightly. And when it comes to postnatal workout DVDs, we've tried quite a few. From yoga to Pilates to dance to strength training, here are our five favorite postnatal workout DVDs, evah! They're simply the best. 1. Expecting More: The 4th Trimester Workout. Sara …
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Things I’ve Done While Breastfeeding My Second Child (That I Never Would Have Attempted with my First)

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When I nursed the first time, I was adamant about being in Evan’s rocking chair. I was set up with my water on the nightstand, Boppy on my lap, burp cloth on the chair of the arm, all in a comfortable, quiet room. Poor Sadie; her sessions are not quite as charming as Evan’s. Sure, I’ve nursed in …
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Introducing Kara: And How She Fits in Workouts as a Working Mom

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We told you last week that we have some new stuff up our sleeves, and Kara Kramer is one of the surprises we've been hiding up there. She is the hilarious mom of two behind It's a Dog Lick Baby World, and we're excited to add her voice to the Fit Bottomed mix because she's doing the nearly …
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Fila Outfit Giveaway

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Gone are the days of your standard black running tight or yoga pant. These days, bold prints are making waves in the fitness fashion world, like these eye-popping ones I tried out recently. If you've wanted to up your print game when it comes to the gear you sweat in, today's giveaway is for …
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Five 5-Minute Workout Routines to Try

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We're celebrating our 5th birthday this week, so of course, we had to get fully on board with the five theme, which meant 5-minute workout ideas. Five minutes may not seem like a lot, but you'd be surprised at how much you can get done in five minutes. Besides, sometimes a 5-minute workout is all a …
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Ditch the Heels … and More Friendly Advice for Pregnant Feet

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When you're pregnant, you grow accustomed to the aches and pains that come along with a belly that throws off your center of gravity and extra weight that strains your entire body. But pregnancy affects your entire body, from the hair on your head --- that falls out in fistfuls postpartum --- to the …
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19 Thoughts Moms Have During Their First Postpartum Workout

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There's nothing like that first workout back after having a baby. You're finally free to move --- doctor approved! --- and your body is able to bend at the waist again, which is always nice after half a year of being unable to see your feet. But that first postpartum workout always proves …
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The Two-Kid Workout Juggle

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When I had my first child, I jumped at the chance to get back to working out. I walked outside every day until I was able to get that 6-week clearance from the doctor. As soon as I received that, I was in the gym and Evan was in the nursery. I would work out, and if Evan needed me someone would get …
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