Beach Body 21 Day Fix: Week 2 Recap

21dayfixweek435

Jennifer is testing out Beachbody's 21 Day Fix, which is everywhere lately. Read about week 1 here and her prep here. Get a bit of an overview of the program here.  I’m doing my happy dance. I have completed week 2 of the 21 Day Fix with NO CHEAT MEALS! This week was definitely a challenge. I was …
Read More

Beach Body 21 Day Fix: Week 1 Recap

21dayfix-recap435

I just wrapped up my first week of the 21 Day Fix with Beachbody. I am really happy with how the program is going, and the ease my week had with the organized prepped meals. On some days I found myself more hungry than others. While reading through the private Facebook support group, I found I …
Read More

8 Things to Know About Running While Breastfeeding

breastfeedingkara-435

Most runners look forward to the end of pregnancy as a marker for returning to previous activity (and that whole cute baby thing). Because being a mammal is awesome, that usually means you get to experience the joys of running while lactating. A few things to know when you're going down that path …
Read More

Beachbody 21 Day Fix: Food Prep for a Week Is WORK!

21dayfixprep-435

I have said it many times throughout my weight-loss and maintenance phases and then post-baby (both times): when it comes to eating, meal planning is key. After kids I’ve learned that meal planning is not only necessary but a means to survival! Like many mamas, I often forget to eat and remember …
Read More

Beachbody 21 Day Fix: Getting Started

beachbody-435

I have been asked many times --- and then some --- to give Beachbody a try. I’ve been very resistant to the idea and often tend to ignore the offers. I’m often skeptical of “buying into” weight-loss gimmicks and advertisements (Hello! We're all about the anti-diet around here!). There is no denying …
Read More

7 Tips for Putting Your Jogging Stroller to Use

joggingtips-435

If you're a runner and have small children, you've probably at least considered using a jogging stroller. It's a daunting endeavor, especially considering that just taking young kids to the grocery store is enough to make you break a sweat. Pictures of people running with strollers always make it …
Read More

Four Core Exercises for the 4th Trimester

core-exercises-435

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 …
Read More

Dos and Don’ts of Losing Belly Fat

Weight gain woman getting dressed wearing jeans. Diet concept - closeup of women hands unable to close the pants due to gaining fat on hips. Fashion girl putting pants on.

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 …
Read More

5 Best Postnatal Workout DVDs

sarahaley-435

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 …
Read More

Things I’ve Done While Breastfeeding My Second Child (That I Never Would Have Attempted with my First)

breastfeeding-second-435

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 …
Read More