Tag: exercise

My 13.1

  This isn’t really about completing a half-marathon.  I mean it is, but it isn’t.  It’s not about a health scare, or several.  It’s not about the weight I carried or the Diabetes diagnosis.  It’s not about needing to sit down after walking 1/2 mile and hearing both the worry and frustration in my spouse’s

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Negative Thoughts that Go Through My Head While I Work Out

There is a lot of chatter on here about how hard it is to make peace with our bodies as working moms. We haul around our (irrational, burdensome) guilt with us wherever we go, including at the gym and during meals. Michelle and Sharlene have delved into the difficult topic of body image recently, as

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Five Things You Learn When Appearing on the TODAY Show to Discuss Post-Baby Body Image

  In case you missed it, here’s the clip of me from earlier in the week, talking about our bodies after giving birth.  If you’re like me and actually hate clicking on videos (my brain is less patient without the written word as a visual stimulus), the spot can be summarized thusly:  love your body

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Five for Friday: Five Reasons I Have Writer’s Block Right Now (Hint: They Have Something to Do with Being a Mom)

  1. SOMETIMES YOU FEEL LIKE A NUT …  I know Melissa just posted about this frequent CTWM topic, but it turns out that my three year old has food allergies. So my brain has been dwelling on her and the myriad forms I’m being required to fill out (for two separate school-day/child care programs).

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Working in the workout

It’s easy for me to find an excuse why I can’t work out regularly. I’m soooo not a morning person. Which means there’s no way I’m waking up earlier than I have to even if it means a few minutes to myself before my daughter wakes. I can’t. There’s no time during the day, either.

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