Tag Archive | health

New Goals, Baby-Inspired

New Goals, Baby-Inspired

I’m now 32 and we have a baby and so much has changed!  Obviously my 33rd year will be dominated by baby adventures… there will be so many firsts, and challenges, and memories to cherish! Thus when I thought about my goals, it seemed natural that baby would take the forefront.  That said, I also […]

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 […]

Gratitude Gems: Baby Wiggles

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! My pregnancy has been so full of excitement!  I recognize how lucky I am to have avoided all complications and/or problematic occurrences during my first two trimesters, and I’m incredibly grateful.  As a result, I’ve had the freedom […]

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 […]

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 […]

Family Friendly Running

I have a love/hate relationship with running… for years I’ve had this feeling that I’m supposed to be a runner.  After all it’s the most natural form of exercise… we certainly weren’t meant to float our legs out sideways like on ellipticals, were we? Love: Freedom!  You’re literally running away from things… dogs, cars, escaped babies, […]