Tag Archive | exercise

Feb/Mar Fitness Challenge: The Home Stretch

Feb/Mar Fitness Challenge: The Home Stretch

According to my midwife, I’ve had a “boring” pregnancy.  She meant it as a compliment… I’ve been pretty low maintenance for her over the last 8 months or so.  Even given that midwives as providers tend to take on the low risk and easier pregnancies, I’ve been a breeze for her.  I told her “you’re […]

January Fitness Challenge: Listening to My Body

I cannot believe it’s February already!  It seems like just yesterday that we celebrated Christmas and started a new year!  And here I am, about two months away from my most challenging body moment ever, and I’m so excited! I knew going into January that, as far as fitness challenges went, I was unlikely to […]

December Fitness Challenge: Walking and Baking and Walking Some More

Ha!  Fitness! I have to laugh, because when I was reviewing my December, just like the previous few months, I really couldn’t help but relate my level of fitness back to pregnancy yet again.  And while some people may find that tiring, the reality is that this big thing is happening to my body, and […]

November Fitness Challenge: A Pregnant Fish Out of Water

I was duped.  As far as this pregnancy thing goes, I was told that the first trimester is the worst in terms of symptoms, particularly feeling tired all the time.  And for a few weeks there I totally believed it.  Then I hit a wall of exhaustion that has caused me to question my ability […]

Enough Swimming For Now

I just had my final swimming lesson last weekend, and I’m glad to be done with them.  I wasn’t particularly enthused when I started, as you may recall, but as the class became better acquainted with each other, and I felt reassured that the born-to-swim instructor of ours wouldn’t make me do anything I wasn’t […]

Body Image: A Lite* Rant

*Lite rants contain less than 30% of the intensity of regular, full-blown rants. I’ve been thinking a lot about body image over the last few months.  Specifically, I’ve been thinking about how comfortable I am in my own skin these days, perhaps for the first time in my life, and so it follows that I’ve […]

Gratitude Gems: No Snow Yet

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! Today I got to bike to work because it still hasn’t snowed here in the city.  What a treat!  Most mornings lately I’ve chickened out and walked because I’m afraid it’ll snow while I’m at work and I […]