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Recipe For A Home Workout

January 17, 2013
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Ingredients 1 cold rainy day 1 happy baby Pandora Glee station with Broadway songs mixed in 1 set of medium weights (like 10#) or comparable heavy items Cardio Ideas Jump roping without the rope Jogging in place Over-the-baby mountain climbers Over-the-baby burpees Jumping squats Knee lifts Alternating jumping lunges Grapevine Dancing with baby in arms […]

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31 Weeks: Preparing For Childbirth

July 6, 2012
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As I go into labor, I want to know I did everything possible to prime my body for this experience. While many women probably do nothing to prepare and still have normal, healthy labors, I still want to cover my bases. My goals are to keep my body in complete balance so that when it’s […]

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30 Weeks: Healthy Living While Pregnant

June 26, 2012
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For the most part, healthy living now is not that much different than before. I’m still staying active for about an hour a day, and I’m still eating a variety of real foods in the form of 3 meals and a snack or two everyday. And one other positive for my health: fewer hangovers ; […]

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27 Weeks: Knocked Up Fitness

June 4, 2012
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While I was at the beach last week I brought along the Knocked Up Fitness Pilates Infused Fitness DVD. The DVD is led by mother-of-three Pilates instructor Erica Ziel. Erica sent me her DVDs to review here on BERF. As you know, I am not very experienced in Pilates. I’ve done a class here and […]

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23 Weeks: Pumping (And I Don’t Mean My Breasts)

May 7, 2012
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How has exercise changed since becoming pregnant? 1) I stopped running. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with running while pregnant. I’m in awe of the women who are still doing half marathons or speedy distances. The main reason I stopped running was that in the first trimester, my body just felt fragile. It felt […]

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22 Weeks: Expecting More

May 3, 2012
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Since changing my fitness routine around a little bit with pregnancy (mostly a decrease in intensity and hiatus of running), the idea of fitness at home has become more appealing. I tried out my first prenatal DVD a month ago and liked the level of workout I got without leaving my house a lot. Shortly […]

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22 Weeks: Things I Love About Prenatal Yoga

April 30, 2012
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Not all prenatal yoga classes are the same, but I sure do love my class! It’s not all what I expected. I thought it would be just like a regular yoga class with modifications for big bellies. But in actuality, it’s more like a childbirth class with a few traditional yoga poses thrown in. Me […]

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18 Weeks: Yoga For Two

April 4, 2012
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Today was my second visit to the prenatal yoga class at my gym! I’ve seen women late into their pregnancies go into prenatal yoga since I joined the gym nearly two years ago, but never did I think I would be one of them! I was really nervous before my first class. Not about the […]

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9 Weeks: Itching To Tell The World

March 5, 2012
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I told a few more friends our news this weekend – one said she totally called it 3 weeks ago (based on “alcohol props!” and the other said she was totally surprised. I guess the clues must depend on how well you know me ; ) I think my foods seem totally weird, but I’ve […]

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