The Pause Button

The Pause Button

Life didn’t come with a pause or a stop button, so neither should your commitment to your fitness and nutrition.  Yes, that is correct. This is the cold hard truth: pausing is quitting. You develop the habit of quitting every time “life” happens to pause your fitness and nutrition, stopping your workouts, or ignoring your nutrition. However, by hitting pause you are sabotaging yourself in achieving your goals.

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April: C-Section Awareness Month

April: C-Section Awareness Month
Before they happened, to be honest, I had no idea what was involved in getting a C-section. I have gone through two C-sections (the first was unplanned and the second was the only medical option). After my first, I felt defeated. I felt that I didn’t pace the halls long enough, bounce on the birthing ball just right, breathe in a perfect cadence, and meticulously listen to all the instructions of the nurses to “naturally” have my first son. I was determined to “VBAC” the second time. 
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Scars & Stretch Marks

Scars & Stretch Marks
I look in the mirror and I feel I failed you. I look back at the pictures of victory in the athletic arena. I scrutinize over my many choices that could have been better since that time. Maybe I could have abstained from that decadent dish while dining out, or pushed myself a little harder in a prenatal workout, or chosen to workout rather than sleep in my delirious state of being a new parent to get back to you. 
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