11 Tips for First Trimester Workouts

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You may be lucky in pregnancy and miss out on dreaded morning sickness. But practically universally, one early pregnancy symptom that is unavoidable is the exhaustion. The fatigue and sleepiness that sets in during the first trimester is like nothing I've ever experienced before. Struggling to make …
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Pregnancy Update: Hello, Third Trimester!

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I hit 28 weeks of pregnancy last week, so by all accounts, I'm officially in my third trimester. I'm not exactly sure where the time went, and I simultaneously want to speed up and get to the end of this pregnancy and hit pause because it's going way too fast. Physically, it's getting tougher and …
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Knocked-Up Fitness Book and DVDs: Your Guide to a Fit Pregnancy

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Erica Ziel and I go back. Way back. Well, not too far, but the pregnancy fitness guru and I have done a couple of pregnancy and fitness-related Google Hangouts together and the woman knows her fit pregnancy stuff. She makes fitness accessible. Plus, she's got three kiddos and eased some of my fears …
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Not All Pregnancy Symptoms Can Be Prevented by Eating Right and Exercising

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Maybe it's just because I'm tired and grumpy and still feeling terrible, but when I read this article recently about Stacy Keibler's wonderful pregnancy, it rubbed me the wrong way. In it she shares that she hasn't had one day where she's been sick or tired. She's had a ton of energy, and she's very …
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Prenatal Workout with Stability Ball (Or…a Great Beginner Postpartum Workout)

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I've been getting most of my working out in on the Zumba dance floor, but there are definitely days when I'm not able to make it to the gym --- or just don't have the energy to get there, if I'm being totally honest. So some days I bust out the light weights and stability ball and get to work in the …
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Coping with the Aches and Pregnancy Pains

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There are so many things I love about being pregnant. Top of the list is feeling little kicks and thumps --- and when my husband can finally feel those thumps just by touching my belly. I love the anticipation of the little person who will arrive at the end and make it all worth it. But as well …
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That’s Me: A Hip-Swiveling Ambassador for a Fit Pregnancy

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Having a bun in the oven hasn't stopped me from working out and aiming for a fit pregnancy now that I've got my energy back. And because I recently got majorly inspired by our Fit Bottomed Girls PowHer event in Kansas City, I got to wondering why I'd let my love for group exercise slide. I love …
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Tea for Two: Sipping on Tea During Pregnancy

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So in my first trimester, food aversions hit me hard. Actually, drink aversions hit me hard, too. In all three of my pregnancies, water was tough to choke down. My first pregnancy had me so turned off of red wine that it wasn't until a year postpartum that I could really think about drinking it …
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