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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7 Tips for Putting Your Jogging Stroller to Use

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If you're a runner and have small children, you've probably at least considered using a jogging stroller. It's a daunting endeavor, especially considering that just taking young kids to the grocery store is enough to make you break a sweat. Pictures of people running with strollers always make it …
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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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Introducing Kara: And How She Fits in Workouts as a Working Mom

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We told you last week that we have some new stuff up our sleeves, and Kara Kramer is one of the surprises we've been hiding up there. She is the hilarious mom of two behind It's a Dog Lick Baby World, and we're excited to add her voice to the Fit Bottomed mix because she's doing the nearly …
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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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