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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Every Workout Counts

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Getting back in shape after a baby can be a daunting prospect. You've got some pounds to lose, and a level of fitness to regain after what we hope was a 6-week break to recover. Then you've got the demands of the kids, and it can be hard to make fitness a priority. I know for me, it took a good six …
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Zumba Class Brought My Groove Back

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Zumba recently launched a new website featuring success stories. As soon as we found out, we knew I'd have to share my own. Check out the Zumba Stories here --- prepare to get choked up --- and submit your own if you consider yourself a Zumba success. Here's my Zumba story. Jenn, being the …
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Stay Fit During Pregnancy (and Ease Back Postpartum) With This Walking Workout

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I've always thought that walking doesn't get enough credit. Sure it's not as sexy as running, but it's a great workout perfect for so many levels of fitness. It's particularly awesome during pregnancy when you no longer want to jostle your bump and the postpartum period when you're wanting to ease …
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Embracing Your Post-Baby Body

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When you're pregnant, your body slowly grows, allowing your brain to slowly adjust to what your belly is doing. But after childbirth, it's an abrupt switch to the post-baby body. Your belly takes time to shrink back down, your boobs are doing things they've never done before and growing to insane …
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