Motherhood & Exercise- The Struggle is Real!

IMG_2653With a solid 15 year fitness routine I figured it would be easy to maintain my fitness routine post baby. BAAAAHHHHH!!

When I think back to my pre-baby, 5am, multiple workouts a day, self and talking to fitness clients and mothers about making time for fitness….I want to throat punch my old self. I have said it once and I will say it again, before I had a baby I had no idea.  Motherhood and exercise is no easy feat- the struggle is real.

I can tell you right now, if I didn’t have an established fitness lifestyle before my babe arrived finding the motivation to incorporate fitness into life with an infant or toddler would not be a priority.

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Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Returning to work after maternity leaveIt’s been over a months since I’ve returned to work after maternity leave.  I never thought going back to work would be as difficult as it has been. Before having my little guy I expected to walk back into the office as the firecracker that I was pre-babe.  After having him I discovered how profoundly unrealistic that was.  Expecting to walk into the office the same person I was when I left is the professional equivalent of expecting to wear my favorite pre-pregnancy pants out of the hospital. Ain’t gonna happen.

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Baby Food with the BEABA Cook Original

Beaba Cook OrginalThe Beaba- BabyCook Original is an all-in-one steamer/processor which can cook almost anything in under 15 minutes.  Read on for a brief description of how it works, our experiences, and my review. Continue reading

Mom & Baby Yoga

Mom and Baby Yoga Steveston, BCSince enjoying  Prenatal Yoga I was  interested in trying Mom and Baby Yoga.   Postnatal yoga is a great way for me to squeeze in stretching.  Lets face it,  getting out for a run is hard enough, coming home for a post run stretch is laughable.  For the last three months  I  have been taking  Mom and Baby Yoga at With Our Own Little Hearts Yoga  in Steveston, read on for my experience.

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Top 3 Blog Posts of 2016

With only days  left in 2016 its time to look back on my second year blogging;  My readership didn’t grow as much as I would have liked.  However I received tons of encouraging feedback Top Blog posts 2016and some great exposure.  This year my focus was more on family then fitness,  as I  adjusted to my new role as Mother and life with a baby.

I fell short of my 2016 goal-  minimum of 2 blog posts a month.  In retrospect that goal might have been a bit too ambitious for a new mom. 😉  But did manage to post a blog every month, and two a month for the last quarter of the year.

As we close out 2016, I am recapping my top 3 blog posts of the year.

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