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If you have been cleared by your doctor to exercise during pregnancy, it may be hard to determine exactly what you can do safely at the gym.  Well, here are some suggestions to help you continue your fit life while pregnant. Class is in session Now is a great time to take advantage of those many classes the gym or your neighborhood rec center offers.  You can choose...

I know you’ve already read my previous post on What Not To Eat When Pregnant  (if you haven’t, go ahead and read it now) and you know the types of foods you should eat and should not eat while pregnant.  In addition to those, there are some foods that you should be sure to get in on a regular basis. 1. Dried Beans and Lentils Beans and lentils are...

When I was a little girl, there were two things I hated to eat at dinner time- Brussels spouts and liver.  Liver looked and tasted like pure crap and Brussels sprouts tasted like concentrated, bitter cabbage.  I’m not sure when my mom stopped making either of those items, but I can only assume it was fairly early in my life because I don’t recall eating...

There are lots of things to remember when you’re pregnant- take your prenatal vitamins, get enough rest, go to your doctor’s appointments, and most importantly, eating healthy. Making sure you are  consuming the right foods is very important for you and the baby.  I’m sure you’ve read the posts here and here on different recipes on meal...

Pregnancy is a great time to experiment with healthy meals that are not only good for you, but also for the little bun in the oven.  It is also helpful to have a few quick meal ideas that will come in handy during those times where you feel like you’re starving to death. So, instead of grabbing that tub of ice cream prepare this meal instead. Sauteed Salmon...

Pregnancy is a great time in your life when you get to grow a small, precious life inside of your womb.  But it can also be a confusing time, especially when it comes to what you can eat.  Please be sure to read my recent post of those foods you should not eat while pregnant here. According to Parents.com, depending on your health and weight prior to your pregnancy,...

Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy, you may already be feeling its effects- swollen ankles, inability to walk up the steps without gasping for air, a couple of extra layers of fluff on your arms and legs…you know the “fun” parts of pregnancy. Well, if you’ve already read this post on exercising while pregnant or this one...

I don’t know about you, but every once in a while I get tired.  Tired of cleaning the house. Tired of getting the kids ready for school. Tired of prepping my meals every week. Tired of going to the gym. Tired of lifting weights. Tired of making sure I drink a gallon of water per day. I just get tired. So what do I do? When possible, I consciously take a full...