Protect Your Gym Time: Consider a Contract!

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All partners say it. During pregnancy, they thank you for sacrificing your body for the baby and promise to watch the baby when he or she arrives so that you can go to the gym. But then the baby comes and there is a little more crying than anticipated and he's hungry all the time. When you say you …
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Planning for the Run for Her! Ovarian Cancer Run and Friendship Walk

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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Ovarian cancer has a special place in my heart—one of my dearest friends' mother passed away from this disease in November 2007. My friend Ann was one of the only people who offered up her couch when I moved back to LA in February of 2006 and meant it, …
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Maternity Workout Clothes That Get You Out the Door


I’ve fluctuated between a size 4 and a size 14 most of my life. Because of this, I have learned (among many other things) that it is always important to have workout clothes that fit and that you feel good in no matter what your current size. If you don’t have workout clothes that make you want to …
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Bed Rest During Pregnancy: 7 Tips to Survive

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Bed rest. The worst two words a Fit Bottomed Mama could hear. And yet, these were the words coming out of my doctor's mouth at just six weeks pregnant. But I was spotting. No, more than spotting—bleeding—and having lost a baby just four months earlier, my doctor wanted to be cautious. But I hated …
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Move it Momma Fitness: A Fit Community That Caters to the Mom!

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Recently I was invited to work out at Move it Momma Fitness in Huntington Beach, Calif. If you can't tell by the name, the facility caters to moms and includes daycare for the kiddos so moms can work out. It exceeded all of my expectations. It's not just a gym—it’s more like a community center or a …
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Help! There’s a Toddler in My Kitchen!

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Dara Pierre-Louis has shared with us how donuts motivate her and how to work through workout setbacks. Today, she's sharing how she gets her son involved in the kitchen—and a recipe for empanadas we hear are pretty tasty!  My son loves to be in the kitchen, and he loves to “help” me cook. It …
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How to Push Through Mommy-Workout Setbacks!


Getting in shape after baby is no easy feat. And Dara Pierre-Louis knows it. After moving to LA to pursue an acting career and then quickly finding herself married with child, Dara is working on getting herself back in shape for leading roles—including being a healthy role model for her son. From …
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