The Myth of the “Fat-Burning Zone”

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I’m sure you’ve seen the chart, maybe on a poster at your gym or even right on the elliptical or treadmill. The one that shows you your target heart rate (using only your age) and that had the big red bars to highlight your “fat-burning zone”. The idea being that training in this zone is…

Why the No Excuses Mentality Doesn’t Work For Everyone

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why a no excuses mentality doesn't work for everyone

I have a confession: I used to have the “no excuses” mentality. I worked in corporate fitness for 15+ years in several different companies, all of which provided onsite fitness facilities to their employees that made it that much more convenient to exercise. My coworkers and I would often talk about how we were surprised…

Postpartum Strength Training: Things to Consider Before Getting Started

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I don’t have to tell you that basically everything about your life changes when you bring home that tiny human. From physical changes that your body goes through (seems like something new everyday, doesn’t it?) to the mental and emotional challenges of adjusting to your new role. When you finally feel like you’re ready to…

The 5-Minute Trick That Can Reduce Stress and Increase Energy

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Stress. It’s pretty much impossible to avoid: bringing home a new baby, adjusting to mom-life, dealing with the rollercoaster of hormones… Too much stress affects you in so many ways- everything from cravings to quality of sleep, to your energy level. So is it really possible to reduce stress and increase energy even when you’re…

The (Not-So) Secret Way to Boost Your Postpartum Energy

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#Momlife’s got you feeling tired all. the. time. Coffee is your best friend. Right now you’re lucky to have the energy to do the things you NEED to do to get through the day, let alone have any extra leftover to do the things you WANT to do. So this for you, because I’m sharing…

5 Ways to Get More Rest (Even If Your Baby Isn’t Sleeping Through The Night)

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You know sleep is super-important. You’ve heard all about how fatigue can affect everything from cognitive function to cravings. You get it, you need sleep. But what if you’re still getting up for multiple night feedings? What if you’ve got a not-so-great napper? That’s why today’s post is all about realistic ways to get more…

5 Things to Know About Postpartum Fitness

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Postpartum Fitness

There’s really no way to be totally prepared for postpartum, right? There were definitely times where I felt like I was living in someone else’s body. Returning to (or starting) a postpartum fitness routine can feel a little overwhelming. And one of the things that surprised me the most-especially in the beginning- was how weak…

November is National Bladder Health Month

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Did you know that November is National Bladder Health Month?? (TBH, I only just recently found that out).I know, you’re probably thinking “there’s a month for everything now!” Probably true, lol. BUT, what a great opportunity to talk about something that is so prevalent for women who’ve had babies, yet is not talked about nearly…

The Connection Breath: Why Every New Mom Should Be Using It

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Breathing seems pretty easy, right? Most of the time we’re not even paying attention to it happening. So what exactly is the connection breath? And why is it so important for helping the function of your core and pelvic floor postpartum? There’s more to your core than just abs… When you think of your “core”,…

7 Tips for Curbing Emotional Eating

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7 Tips for Curbing Emotional Eating

Are you new mom struggling with emotional eating at home, or while you’re at work? Deep down, you probably know that you’re not genuinely hungry, but you snack anyway! Settling into motherhood and navigating all of the emotional and physical changes going on, not to mention the stresses of everyday life can really do a…