Fitness Update: 18 Months Postpartum | Happy Mom Musings

Fitness Update: 18 Months Postpartum

It’s been a while since I did an update on my fitness, so here it is! I reached my pre-pregnancy weight in November, 11 months postpartum.  I gained a little back over the holidays,and worked to get solidly back to my pre-pregnancy weight.  But I am not stopping here.  I was at my heaviest when…

Postpartum Fitness Plan

I hate to admit it, but I have not been as healthy as I want to be since Tiny One was born (and during my final trimester). When I am home alone with the baby, I have to have food that I can grab quickly from the kitchen – and if I can eat it…

Belly Dancing in Pregnancy and Labor

We are all settling in as a family and I have started working on some new posts, but in the meantime I thought I would share this post which I had prepared before Tiny One was born. In my post on pain coping techniques for labor, I mentioned belly dancing as one of the tools…

My Favorite Exercise DVDs for Non-pregnant People

Since many of you are not actually pregnant and pregnancy is only a temporary condition (as much as it might seem otherwise sometimes) I have put together a list of my favorite “non-pregnant” exercise DVDs. I absolutely love Shiva Rea.  As I mentioned in a previous post, I also have her prenatal yoga and want…

Prenatal Exercise DVDs: Honorable Mentions

I already shared my favorite prenatal exercise DVDs, but I have so many that I couldn’t help but share a few more!  Here are my honorable mentions: This DVD features Olympic gold medalist swimmer Summer Sanders doing a strength workout with her sister-in-law, who is a personal trainer.  My favorite part of the DVD is…

My Favorite Prenatal Exercise DVDs

I love doing exercise DVDs because I don’t have to worry about the weather (it’s been so hot here!) or how sillyI look, or what time of day it is.  Being pregnant, I want to make sure I stay active, but that the activity I am doing is safe – these DVDs guide me through…

Pregnancy Health: My Daily Goals

Being healthy for me and Tiny One is the most important thing in my life right now.  I have always striven to be healthy – with some definite bumps and distractions along the way – but there is nothing quite like a little person living inside you who is entirely dependent on you for their…