Hazelnut turns 1 year old this month! This year has been a tremendous growth experience for me as a woman while my body slowly lost the baby weight. I gained 42 pounds during my pregnancy a year ago. Losing weight after pregnancy is hard, especially with all the new mom responsibilities and lack of sleep [...]
A friend of mine kept talking about how healthy she used to eat when she was pregnant. Unlike me, her diet consisted of fresh fruits and veggies when she was carrying her baby. I, on the other hand, ate like I’ve never seen a cheeseburger and milkshake before. I never realized that grease and fat [...]
If you were sedentary before you started your walking routine, you might lose a few pounds. But as your body becomes acclimate to the walking, what was once challenging becomes, well, routine. When you reach this stage, you will not see additional weight loss from walking (also known as a plateau). In order for you to continue to lose weight from walking, you must change one of the two variables: intensity or duration.
I got an email from a reader asking about my decision to have a baby prior to getting more treatment for my torn hip labrum. In the email the reader wrote: I am not a good candidate for surgery either… The doc has told me that in my shoes, she wouldn’t wait to have kids, [...]
The days and nights are starting to become less of a blur as Hazelnut and I establish somewhat of a routine. Since I am slightly less sleep deprived (though I still could use more sleep), my thoughts are starting to drift to my weight. I gained 42 pounds of baby weight during my pregnancy. I [...]
One more month to go and I will be able to hold my little girl. I am at the point where I am ready for this pregnancy to be over. Though I have a relatively “easy” pregnancy up until the last couple of weeks, I am at the stage where I am uncomfortable no matter [...]
This post is a discussion on the benefits of exercise during pregnancy and what is considered safe pregnancy exercises. I discovered that you cannot expect to pick up right where you left off prior to getting pregnant. As a matter of fact, exercise during pregnancy has its own unique set of challenges, especially since I am still dealing with my torn hip labrum.
Pregnancy has been easy for me physically, even with the increase in my hip pain, but it has been hard for me mentally. Pregnancy really slows you down because your body is so busy growing these tiny hands and feet. You’ll think I would relish this time to take it easy and sit around with [...]
I have a relatively healthy relationship with food and my weight. I am neither underweight nor overweight prior to getting pregnancy. But when for some reason as I viewed my partially nude body when I was getting ready for bed last night, I started worrying about my weight gain during pregnancy. I talk about exercise [...]
This post is a discussion of how I ended up figuring out the cost of my delivery and how thankful I am that I have a good health insurance plan. As my regular readers know, I am well into my second trimester. Being the practical sort, I am more interested in figuring out the cost of delivery and maternity leave than getting together the nursery