Few people suggest starting a workout routine by walking into a gym and haphazardly jumping from one machine to the next. You might get your heart rate up, which is better than sitting on the couch, but you will take longer to improve your fitness than if you followed an actual plan. Luckily, fitness plans are … Continue reading 4 Weeks to a Better Body Image [Excerpt]
Recently I was at the pool with my three children and for the first time in my life a mom looked at me and asked, "Does it get easier?" This mom had two young children crawling all over her in the water. I was sitting on the edge of the pool with my feet in … Continue reading Persevere Through the Poop
The kegel is backed by solid evidence. Unfortunately, like all forms of exercise, kegels can’t help if we don’t actually do them. I’d wager most women who would benefit from kegels fall into the “I did them for a bit, but then stopped” category. That includes me. Although a daily kegel session takes maybe 2-5 … Continue reading Simplify the Kegel
Recently, I overheard a stroller fitness instructor remind all new moms in her class to kegel, whether they had had a c-section or vaginal birth. She said the type of birth didn’t matter because “most of the damage happens during pregnancy and not delivery.” I’m a fan of the kegel, but does most pelvic floor … Continue reading Do C-Sections Reduce Your Risk of Pelvic Floor Disorder?