Halfway Recap

September 1st, 2010 - Right after my last pregnant 5k run (30 wks)

NOTE: I started this post a month ago, got distracted by life, and am now just getting around to finishing & publishing it. Wow! Can you believe we're halfway through 2011?! This year is FLYING by!! This means it's time to re-visit my GOALS and PROGRESS or as Tina of Faith Fitness Fun calls it, my body after baby progress! You know what that means folks? It's picture time! September 1st, Continue Reading...

How Do You Blow off Steam When You Can’t Workout?

Blowing off some steam...

It's been a long, long 10 weeks since I last worked out. Sure I've gone for walks, lots of them truthfully, but I haven't really gotten my sweat on since my last boot camp fitness class - that was 10 weeks ago I'm suffering. My family is suffering too. I blew up on my hubby last weekend - totally lost it on him. Normally it doesn't bother me that he doesn't help out much with Continue Reading...

How to Exercise When You’re Expecting – Book Review

Let me start off by saying that I'm a mom of three wonderful daughters. This means that I've been pregnant THREE times. I've worked out through two of my pregnancies (I had complications with my second pregnancy that didn't allow me to workout), and I've successfully gotten "my body back" three times. So when I was asked to review "How to Exercise When You're Expecting" by Lindsay Brin, C.P.T, Continue Reading...

Ask Janice: Can I Start Dieting if I am Still Nursing My Baby?

Breastfeeding

Lola aka @flygirllovexxx asked: I want to know, Can I start dieting if I am still nursing my baby? He is 8 months now. I still would like to nurse at nite???? Lola, I am so proud of you for breastfeeding!  What an excellent sacrifice you are making for your son! I breastfed each of my daughters for a combined total of 32 months.  I ate healthy, exercised and lost the entire 40lbs Continue Reading...

Getting Fit With Baby

As I wrote in my previous post, getting fit at home is a relatively new concept to me - one that I  never believed possible.  I always figured that there was no way I could get a workout intense enough for me to maintain or even improve my current fitness level at home.  Yes - I was a total Gym Rat. Then I had kids, which totally added to my belief that I couldn't Continue Reading...

Guest Post: How Exercise Helped Me Conquer Post-partum Depression

Steph

I`m honored to share this week's Guest Post from: Stephanie of Fit Mom In Training (@fitmomtraining).  Stephanie is a mom of an adorable son, an avid photographer, post partum depression survivor and fitness fanatic. Her post comes at a great time for me as I battled depression during my last two maternity leaves, and will be trying to keep the evil beast at bay with nutrition, sleep & Continue Reading...

Amber’s Birth Story

AJ7

Oh boy! This week has been a whirlwind & I really don't know where to start! Perhaps with Amber's birth story? (Beware... This is a rather long post, so grab some water & get comfy). On Tuesday (Nov. 2nd), I dropped my two older girls off at daycare and Kindergarten, then went to my midwife appointment. At my appointment, my secondary midwife (Jen) discovered that my cervix was 5cm dilated Continue Reading...

Baby Amber is Here!

Amber Jordan - 7lbs 8oz - November 2, 2010 at 9:07 pm

I had big aspirations of sharing Amber's birth story with you today, but my midwives just stopped by to check on Amber and I, and I was advised to lay down & rest more (I've been doing too much apparently). I also need to wake up Amber to nurse as much as possible because like my oldest daughter, Amber is jaundiced. It's a moderate case of jaundice that should clear up with lots of nursing. So Continue Reading...