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My Journey to Fitness: Hike It Baby

My Journey to Fitness: Hike It Baby

When I was growing up, vacations with my family were almost always camping. That combined with being a Lifetime Girl Scout and I have had a love for hiking since I was pretty young. Simply being outside, away from civilization (even if it’s not that far away), communing with some sort of nature, has always [...]

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?! [...]

C-Rae’s Birth Story

C-Rae’s Birth Story

C-Rae’s Birth Story Mama: Maggie M. Type of Birth: Vaginal, unmedicated Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician After suffering from bulimia for three years, and having a love and hate relationship with food, I finally achieved my “skinny” body. It was great until I began to lose too much weight. I went from 145lbs to [...]

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 [...]

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