Workout for Free At Home with Hulu Plus!

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Naptime is the perfect time to squeeze in a quick workout. But that also means I’m stuck at home while the kiddos are snoozing. I don’t have a treadmill or other hefty gym equipment, so I rely on streaming video content to keep my workouts interesting. I recently discovered that Hulu Plus has some fabulous channels filled with almost endless, amazing workouts! Here is a list … [Read more...]

8 Best Youtube Fitness Channels for Busy Moms

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There’s no reason not to get a fabulous workout even without a gym membership. I’ve found some fantastic fitness classes, right in the comfort of my own home. If, like me, your couch is covered in laundry that needs to be folded and put away, why not put that off by watching sweating with some Youtube videos instead. Here are the 8 Best Youtube Fitness Channels for Busy … [Read more...]

Free Workouts with Amazon Prime Instant Video

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With three kinds under 3, I’m stuck at home quite a bit, due to competing nap times, and the fact that gathering all those tiny people together to go anywhere is just a giant pain in my butt. A rather voluptuous butt, I might add. A butt that has seen better days. I wish I could go to the gym regularly, but the days and weeks just seem to get away from me. We've talked … [Read more...]

Can You Run a 5K?

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I am not an athlete. Never have been, never will be. What I am though, is determined. And for quite some time it has been in the back of my mind to run a 5K. Mostly, just to see if I could and you know what I learned on Saturday - I can!   Have you ever wondered if you too, can run a 5K? Well, I'm hear to tell you, that yes, yes you can and it's actually quite … [Read more...]

Get Fit (And Maybe Rich!) By Starting a Spring Walking Challenge

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Are you as ready for spring as I am?  Are you tired of being inside all winter and just want to get outside?  Me too!  I like to make weather-related excuses for my lack of exercise.  It’s too cold.  It’s too wet.  It’s too windy.  It might rain. I really enjoy walking and cycling but during our Illinois winter, I just can’t make myself do it.  Instead, I half-heartedly (read: … [Read more...]

Ways to Save Money on Group Fitness Classes

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Group fitness classes are a great way to stay motivated and to meet other moms. Sure, working out at home or outdoors is free, but sometimes you just need that extra push to get off the couch. Plus, the instructors can correct your form and offer modifications if you're pregnant or have an injury, so you'll likely get a more effective and safer workout. The downside? Fitness … [Read more...]

How to Fit in Exercise With Young Children

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Exercise is so important for our health and well-being, and it gives us the energy we need to take care of our kids. Unfortunately, when you've got young children at home, in can be hard to find the time or the opportunity to work out. So here are seven ways to fit some exercise into your day. 1. Take a walk. Put your infant or toddler in the stroller and walk around your … [Read more...]

It’s Yoga Month!

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Did you know September is National Yoga Month? Well, it is! And it's totally something you can enjoy with your children! The benefits are amazing ... I mean, because who doesn't want to instill a sense of inner peace and calmness into their child? And I love that I can take a pause and refocus alongside my munchkins. Deep breathes everyone! In celebration of yoga month I … [Read more...]

10 Easy Ways To Get Back in Shape After A Baby

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Okay, lets get real. Getting your body back after you've just had a baby is really hard work. It can take a long time. But it CAN be done. After I gave birth to my son, I had a really hard time accepting my body for what it was. Nothing looked the same and I felt like I was in a foreign body all together. I was exhausted, everything hurt, and the last thing on my mind was … [Read more...]

Easy Exercises for Pregnant Women

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I didn’t exercise at all in my first pregnancy. I knew all about the benefits, but I always seemed to find a reason not to make it happen. In the first trimester, I was too tired. In the second trimester, I had too much heartburn. And in the third trimester, I was too tired and had too much heartburn and worried that running or walking or doing anything physical would cause my … [Read more...]

DIY Yoplait Smoothies

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I've been baking and posting a lot of dessert recipes lately. Oh, you've noticed! I'm guessing you saw the Ultimate Pretzel Crusted Peanut Butter Cookie Candy Brownie Bar recipe, right? I think that EVERYONE has seen it. If you haven't made it yet - you should! It's deee-licious! Well, over the last few months of my dessert baking bonanza, one of the most popular questions I … [Read more...]