I’m not just a fat mommy. I’m a fat mommy in the Palisades. It doesn’t get much worse than that. For those who aren't familiar with the area, Pacific Palisades is a serene, lovely community on the cliffs between Santa Monica and Malibu. Perhaps it’s the close proximity to all the good hiking areas, but the moms around here are like the milk I buy - organic and … [Read more...] about Here’s to the Fat Mommies!
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Every year the driving force that gets me to get into the pool is when my best friend from Syracuse calls me to tell me that she and her four kids are loving the pool time and it is only 70 degrees up there and they consider it hot. She always talks about how lucky I am to live in Florida where I can swim year round. If only she knew that I don’t like cold water and would … [Read more...] about Why I Quit Trying to Get Summer Bikini Ready
Though exercise might be the last thing on your mind when you're pregnant, staying fit and active will prevent or decrease some of the more common pregnancy pains. Exercising the lower body can make you stronger and help you to adjust to the changes in your body. Set aside a bit of time for exercise every day. Leg Exercises If you don't want to hit the gym to make use of the … [Read more...] about Lower Body Exercises for Pregnant Women
If you are a mom wanting to lose weight or you are considering a career as a personal trainer, you want to make sure you get certified by an industry-respected organization. For example, some personal training certifications carry more weight than others. Having certification shows that you understand not only what to train but how to go about it so you can help your clients … [Read more...] about Most Recognized Personal Training Certifications
You don't have to give up your workout when you're pregnant. In fact, maintaining your fitness helps prevent some of the aches and pains that accompany pregnancy. "Working out during pregnancy should not be considered dangerous as long as the activities chosen suit the sensitivity of the pregnancy," says Fred Devito, vice president, movement classes and training for Exhale … [Read more...] about Workouts Safe for Pregnancy