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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Goal Setting in the New Year: For Your Mind and Body

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If you failed to set a New Year's resolution --- or have already fallen off the bandwagon --- it's not too late to set a new goal. In fact, did you know that you can set a goal any time of year? I know, it's crazy but true. One of the goals I'm always setting and failing to keep is making meditation …
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I Wrote Down 15 Things I Love About My Body. Your Turn!

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When I was younger, with the flat-as-a-pancake stomach of youth, I was critical of my perceived bodily flaws. It seems foolish now, because as I've gotten older and so much wiser, I've come to feel comfortable in my own skin and accepting of my body --- appreciating it so much more for what it can …
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Get Organized, Get Healthy

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The following get-organized tips are sponsored by eBay. For our sponsored post policy, click here. I spent one of the first days of this year cleaning my office. It's the most disastrous room in the house, mostly because it's a catch-all for stuff --- mail, paperwork, things in need of …
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10 Dos and Don’ts of Gym Etiquette

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Many people join gyms at the first of the year to capitalize on their resolutions. But the gym can be intimidating, particularly if you've never been to a gym or are new to fitness. But have no fear --- the health club doesn't need to be a scary place as long as you know a few gym etiquette basics. …
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How Pregnancy Helped Me Make an Instant Resolution

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It’s that time of year again, when everyone has New Year's resolutions on their minds. We see numerous reminders at our local gyms, on the news, in magazines and circulating on Pinterest. My resolution for the new year came to me at my 20-week ultrasound, when my husband and I learned that we were …
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New Year’s Resolutions and a Daily Fit Bottomed Challenge

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I didn't make a very specific New Year's Resolution this year. Something about that third baby has caused my brain to go a bit missing --- and a toddler who has been throwing overnight tantrums isn't really helping that out. But I do have some vague resolutions. I know, goals should be specific, but …
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A Letter to My Darling Second Baby

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Dear Baby Number Two, I have to confess to you, Darling Little One, that I am much less of a mother to you than I was to your big brother when he was your age. It’s true. When he was a tiny baby like you, he had my and your father’s full, undivided attention. And now here you are, having to share …
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Three Things to Know About Postpartum Weight-Loss

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Today's post about postpartum weight-loss comes to you from Cat Smiley, a certified nutritionist and weight-loss coach. She's been named Canadian Trainer of the Year three times by the International Sports Science Association. Her book, The Planet Friendly Diet helps people lose weight, get fit and …
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Refresh Your Workout Motivation with These Tricks

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A new mom herself, Anita Mirchandani, MS, RD, CDN, is back today to talk getting back into a postpartum workout groove! Follow @FitNutAnita or @FiTMAPPED for fitness and nutrition updates. For those of you who have had babies, you know how life gets post pregnancy. There’s an optimism for wanting …
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