Tag: exercise

This Gymnast Mom Will Inspire Your 2021 Fitness Goals

Looking for a mom to motivate you to achieve whatever your 2021 fitness goals are? Meet Chellsie Memmel. When the 2020 Summer Olympics were postponed, Memmel,...

Running Away During COVID

My stress and anxiety were growing. My pants were getting tighter. The numbers on the scale were increasing. I knew I had...

Mommy Needs Her Run

There are few things I can control during this pandemic. And there are few luxuries I am allowing myself. One of these...

My Sidewalk Running Is Not Going Well (Share the Road!)

Thrown into this new lifestyle, I am trying to listen to ALL the advice. Social distance, wash your hands, don't hoard toilet paper, make...

The Days Are Getting Longer… And So Are My Early Morning...

These morning walks have changed my life. I promise I am not dramatizing it. Getting to see the beginning of a new day full of possibilities is nothing short of a blessing. And with the days getting longer comes earlier sunrises, which is my favorite part of my walks.

Dear Pre-Baby Body: I Don’t Want You Back

The whirlwind of motherhood can be overwhelming and difficult to process. My lack of desire to shed the pounds or eliminate the cellulite is not a disguise for laziness; instead, I have learned to welcome rest — both mentally and physically. It has been life-changing to shift my perspective, making the conscious choice to enjoy my femininity (whatever that may look or feel like). Why do our bodies need to be what they used to be? Can we not be satisfied with how they are now? All of us women deserve bragging rights — our bodies are amazing.

Every Step Counts :: Activity Tracking for Busy Moms

It can be challenging as a mom to find the time to hit that 10,000-step goal. I know I need anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes of walking or running in addition to my normal daily activity in order to hit it. But there are days when I'm ALMOST to 10,000, and I just need a few more steps to push me over the edge. So I've come up with a few tricks to get me to my goal. Here are the step counts of some of my typical 'mom' activities. I hope you can reap the benefits!

4 Reasons Gyms With Childcare Are a Parenting Necessity

I definitely need some 'me' time during the day — and working out while my son goes to the gym childcare has been my saving grace! Here is why joining a gym with childcare has been one of the best decisions I've made as a parent.

5 Best Boutique Gyms in Boston

Boston — and Massachusetts in general — is often voted as one of the fittest and most health-conscious cities in the US. With so...

More Than Running at the Boston Marathon

The post is written with warm thoughts and respect to those we lost and those whose lives were changed forever on April 15, 2013. More...

Finding Time For My Better Self

Prior to having children, if you couldn’t find me, I was probably running. I wasn’t winning races, but frequently taking home age-group awards fed...

Three Ways to Introduce Sports to Your Child (Even if You’d...

It was the most intimidating audience I’d ever faced in my life. Their eyes glared at me, daring me to challenge their strongly held...

6 Full-Body Playground Workouts

I don't know about all you mamas, but my weekends often feel more harried and stressful than my weekdays, despite working a pretty demanding,...

Mothering My Mental Health and My Child — What Gives?

Depression. Anxiety. Postpartum depression. At one time or another, each of these diagnoses had a home in my medical records. I've been in some pretty...

Dig Deep — You’ll Find Your Patience There

It was about a year ago that I believe I was the worst version of myself. As a mother, as a person. I had...