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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Postnatal Fitness- The Jogging Stroller

Jogging StrollerWith months of Pelvic Floor conditioning behind me and my little guy getting bigger, this month I hit the pavement with my jogging stroller.  I was fortunate enough to be given an InStep Fixed Wheel Jogger which I am happy with so far.   I knew using a jogging stroller would be hard but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be.  Part of the struggle might have had something to do with the year that has passed since my last outdoor run. 😉 My runs to date are more for sanity than speed, read on for my observations and suggestions.

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Postnatal Fitness- The Pelvic Floor Muscle

Who hasn’t peed themselves during or after pregnancy?!  We might not like to talk about it, but it happens.  Being pregnant can place a lot of stress on your pelvic floor muscles, which can lead to weakness before your baby is born. Your pelvic floor can become weak and stretched from as early as 12 weeks into your pregnancy, and this can result in incontinence As a Fitness Leader I made the  rehabilitation of my pelvic floor muscles a priority….. read on for more information.

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