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My Journey to Fitness: Mary Ellen’s Story

My Journey to Fitness: Mary Ellen’s Story

Mama Say What?! Mama Mary Ellen shared her Journey to Fitness with me. She is very inspiring and very relatable to my journey to fitness! Over two years ago, a co-worker of mine told me about a new fitness program that she was going to try called the 21 Day Fix and encouraged me to [...]

Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise During Pregnancy

I found out I was pregnant as I was walking out the door to run a 10k time trial. After the initial “Holy shit!” moment, the next thought was “What happens now with my training?” Versions of these thoughts cycled through my head as I was running that day. I was registered for the upcoming [...]

Ask the Mamas: Working out with Kids

Ask the Mamas: Working out with Kids

Each week we will ask our mamas a question from our readers that pertains to babies, kids, or parenting. Make sure to check back each Tuesday to see their responses! Do you have a question you’d like to ask the mamas? If so, send us an email with your question to askthemamas@mamasaywhat.com. Mama Say What?! [...]

CrossFit: My Journey to Fitness After Babies

CrossFit: My Journey to Fitness After Babies

Who says you can’t be fit and be a mama at the same time!?   I used to actually. Could never seem to find the time. Until CrossFit, that is! I had always been an athlete growing up so, naturally, CrossFit was right up my alley. I was a pretty competitive gymnast in high school [...]

FIT4MOM Stroller Strides Instructor Interview

FIT4MOM Stroller Strides Instructor Interview

When my neighbor first suggested I join her Stroller Strides group, I chuckled. My preconceived notion was that it would be a group of power walking mamas, talking as we pushed our strollers. I was SO wrong. Stroller Strides has become a whole lifestyle change for me. The mama community of our group has been [...]

You Can Always Go Further

You Can Always Go Further

You can always go further than you think you can! (Especially with the right motivation) When I was nine years old, I remember attending a gymnastics camp and I remember the head coach had a motto, “You can always go further than you think you can!” We repeated it over and over, and to this [...]

5 Rules for Respecting my Body

5 Rules for Respecting my Body

Every parent my husband and I admire agrees that the key to successful discipline is having a few rules that are very clear and are consistently enforced. So I made a set of rules for myself that I hope will set me on the path to passing on a healthy body image to my daughter. [...]

Staying Fit During and After Pregnancy: Mary Ellen’s Interview

Staying Fit During and After Pregnancy: Mary Ellen’s Interview

You are one of those mamas I always envied, staying fit while pregnant! How did you do it? Thanks! I’ve had a love/hate relationship with fitness my whole life! I feel like I’ve gone back and forth with playing different sports and being super active and then not doing anything for a long stretch of [...]

Postnatal Boot Camp Review and Giveaway!

Postnatal Boot Camp Review and Giveaway!

In my former life (pre-kiddos) I loved spending time at the gym. It was my escape from the rest of my life and the place I truly felt that I was accomplishing something just for me. After kids, my dreams of returning to the gym quickly faded. Between work, dinner, housework and caring for the [...]

Fitting in Fitness: Kelly’s Interview

Fitting in Fitness: Kelly’s Interview

You are an incredibly busy mama! Fitness has been a part of your life for a long time. When did you start?   I started working out pretty regularly in college, so 10+ years ago. I attended a few aerobics classes at the student rec center and also did Tae-Bo in my dorm room. After [...]

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