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, […]

I Don’t Think I’m a Kid Anymore, Toto!

I miss being a kid sometimes. My body just can’t do the things it used to be able to do without a great deal of complaining these days. How annoying! Take, for example, our recent trip to a local ski hill. As far as I can remember I’ve never actually been to this particular ski […]

Try 31 New Recipes – Mom’s Borsch, or is it Borscht?

My husband was sick recently. The poor guy doesn’t get sick often, but when he does it certainly seems to kick his feet out from under him. And he got the head cold at the beginning of the final week of school, when he had a test almost every day. Fun times! Illness always call […]

Doc, and Done

With my intention to lead a healthier lifestyle, one of my goals this year was to find a family physician. So we did. And we all lived happily ever after. Were you expecting more? I wasn’t entirely sure I needed to get into the details about finding a family doctor since it’s really not that exciting, […]