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Why I Skipped the Gym Today

Beginning in grade school and continuing through college, I suffered through anorexia that was fueled by hypochondria, massive anxiety, a desire for control, and an unplumbed depth of self-loathing. As I entered my twenties, one by one those demons fell away. I learned through therapy to keep anxiety in check. Hypochondria was replaced with a […]

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Training for a Half Marathon While Breastfeeding

I never imagined myself as the nursing-a-toddler type, but after fighting so hard to establish a good breastfeeding relationship (and LOVING it), I realized that we just didn’t want to stop. So we kept going…past the 6 month mark when I weaned my first child…past the 1-year mark recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics…straight ahead to the […]

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7 Exercise Mistakes Moms Don't Know They're Making

7 Postpartum Exercise Mistakes Moms Don’t Know They’re Making

I’m a social-worker-turned-photography-and-social-media-freelancer. I am not a personal trainer or registered dietitian. In fact, the only weight loss expertise I do seem to possess is learning the hard way by making a lot of mistakes. This post isn’t about eating half a bag of Doritos instead of carrot sticks, or how ANY exercise is better than sitting on your […]

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