11 Tips for First Trimester Workouts

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You may be lucky in pregnancy and miss out on dreaded morning sickness. But practically universally, one early pregnancy symptom that is unavoidable is the exhaustion. The fatigue and sleepiness that sets in during the first trimester is like nothing I've ever experienced before. Struggling to make …
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A Two-Minute Morning Workout — While Brushing!

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Once you become a mom, the ability to multitask increases exponentially --- and out of necessity. You soothe babies while peeing, grow eyes in the back of your head to help you watch your kids while paying bills, and manage to make dinner while simultaneously spoon-feeding the baby. And because you …
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Postpartum Pee Problems: 5 Rules to Follow

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It is true, our bodies change after pregnancy. I was prepared for my body not being the same and it feeling foreign and having to lose weight. What I wasn't prepared for is having to excuse myself EVERY TIME jumping was a factor in boot camp. I'm not ashamed to admit that a potty break is necessary …
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Pregnancy Update: Hello, Third Trimester!

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I hit 28 weeks of pregnancy last week, so by all accounts, I'm officially in my third trimester. I'm not exactly sure where the time went, and I simultaneously want to speed up and get to the end of this pregnancy and hit pause because it's going way too fast. Physically, it's getting tougher and …
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Knocked-Up Fitness Book and DVDs: Your Guide to a Fit Pregnancy

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Erica Ziel and I go back. Way back. Well, not too far, but the pregnancy fitness guru and I have done a couple of pregnancy and fitness-related Google Hangouts together and the woman knows her fit pregnancy stuff. She makes fitness accessible. Plus, she's got three kiddos and eased some of my fears …
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Share Your Weight-Loss Success Stories and Fitness Triumphs!

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As moms, we can learn so much from each other. From tips on breaking the pacifier habit to tricks to getting kids to eat their veggies, moms have a lot of knowledge to share with each other about their kids. But we know that those of you who make fitness and health a priority have tons of tricks up …
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My Weight-Loss Journey: Little Steps, Big Changes

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My weight has been a constant battle in my life. Following college, I didn't love my outward appearance, and I was ready to make a change. It took seven years of yo-yo dieting and many tears before I locked a plan down. Prior to having Evan, I'd lost 60 pounds on Weight Watchers and went on to …
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Not All Pregnancy Symptoms Can Be Prevented by Eating Right and Exercising

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Maybe it's just because I'm tired and grumpy and still feeling terrible, but when I read this article recently about Stacy Keibler's wonderful pregnancy, it rubbed me the wrong way. In it she shares that she hasn't had one day where she's been sick or tired. She's had a ton of energy, and she's very …
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Prenatal Workout with Stability Ball (Or…a Great Beginner Postpartum Workout)

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I've been getting most of my working out in on the Zumba dance floor, but there are definitely days when I'm not able to make it to the gym --- or just don't have the energy to get there, if I'm being totally honest. So some days I bust out the light weights and stability ball and get to work in the …
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