8 Things to Know About Running While Breastfeeding

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

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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 …
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Beachbody 21 Day Fix: Getting Started

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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 …
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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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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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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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