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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No Gap About It: My Thighs Are BFFs (And I Like It)

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Whenever I hear the term "thigh gap," I cringe. Whenever I hear anything on social media about the extremes that young girls are going to just to have that gap --- that little bit of light shine through --- crushes me. It makes me want to scream and yell and shake them. The truth is, I used to be …
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10 Weight-Loss Mistakes Moms Make

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Today's post comes courtesy of Lindsay Brin, a pre/post-natal fitness expert on the BeFit network, the top Fitness Expert for Mommy Coach and DVD fitness professional. For nearly 15 years, she’s been helping women achieve healthier bodies and minds. She has starred, choreographed and designed 43 …
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Love Premium Denim: Stretchy Jeans Perfect for New Moms

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It would be a perfect world if, as new moms, we walked out of the delivery room with a new baby and our old pre-pregnancy jeans on our fit bottoms. But alas, it is not a perfect world, so most women are stuck wearing maternity gear for months after delivering their babies. Or you're stuck in the …
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The Indoor Stairs Workout (Or, Trying to Get My Baby to Nap in Her Crib)

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I've got a workout for you to try. The only thing you need is a baby, a crib and a set of stairs. Now that we've passed the newborn-sleep-everywhere-and-anywhere stage, I'm trying to get my 4-month-old angel of a baby on a regular sleep schedule. She's falling into a pattern and getting …
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Denise Austin’s Skinny Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

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Last week, we shared a skinny enchilada soup recipe with you, and this week? It's the whole enchilada! Fitness guru Denise Austin is sharing her Skinny Enchiladas recipe with us. So next time you want to add a little Mexican flare to your weeknight, consider pulling this recipe out. You'll likely …
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