Ditch the Heels … and More Friendly Advice for Pregnant Feet

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When you're pregnant, you grow accustomed to the aches and pains that come along with a belly that throws off your center of gravity and extra weight that strains your entire body. But pregnancy affects your entire body, from the hair on your head --- that falls out in fistfuls postpartum --- to the …
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Can You Regain Your Pelvic Floor Strength?

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When my first baby was born, I remember the maternity nurses telling me to empty my bladder often. They really emphasized it, and I wasn't sure why until I was waddling from my hospital bed to the bathroom and all of a sudden felt like I was peeing my pants. Turns out that a baby flying through your …
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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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Hit the Track (And Let the Kids Run, Too)

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I recently shared this track workout over on Fit Bottomed Girls, and I thought it would be the perfect fit for mamas looking for a challenging workout. Also, I've been busy, so this was an easy post to throw in here! Hashtag honest journalism. Truly though, if you're like me, you're jumping for joy …
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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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This Fit Mama Rocks ‘Thriller’ — On Her Due Date

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This woman is seriously my hero. Her husband has just last month been diagnosed with testicular cancer and she's 40 weeks pregnant, and yet here she is, on her due date rocking --- and totally killing --- the Thriller dance. She had heard that it would induce labor --- and we're willing to bet that …
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Glowing Green Smoothie

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I know we just ran a green fertility smoothie recipe last week, but can you really have too many green smoothie recipes? I think not. And as I daydream about warmer mornings --- seriously, the chill factor seriously cramps my smoothie style --- I'm bookmarking this Glowing Green Smoothie recipe to …
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