I’ve always had an interest in exercise, but had become pretty lazy and sedentary. I really felt like for the first time in my life, I had let myself go. When I found out that I was pregnant, I began walking and trying to eat a plant based, whole foods diet. I made some good progress, shedding the couch potato pounds I’d seemed to have put on. Because I was so dedicated to becoming healthy again, I didn’t gain much weight while pregnant. As I...more
If you've seen me in the last few weeks - I've probably mentioned my Fit4Mom New Tampa - Body Backweight loss journey. Well the final weigh in was on Monday, and I am floored by my results. After 8 weeks of 5:30am work outs, exercising every day, and completely changing my eating habits - I have lost 20 pounds, over 15 inches, and 2 pants sizes!
I could not have done this without...more
Dawn has been doing Stroller Strides with me for almost three years now. I love having her and her little ones in class every Tuesday!
Last Fall Dawn made a choice to change! She started doing Body Back and our 5K Training.
The changes she has made in the last year have been amazing! I am beyond pround of her! She inspires me and I know her fight will inspire you too!
"I have been on and off diets since I was12 years...more
My best friend in the whole world called my the other day with a problem. Of course at first I was concerned there was something terribly wrong with her or her kids. Gratefully it was nothing of the sort. She was stuck in a RUT! A fitness rut!
“I don't understand what is wrong with me. I run three miles every morning. I thought I was doing the right thing (and don’t get me wrong, running three miles every day is MUCH better than...more
One of the biggest trends in the fitness industry right now is the bootcamp-style class. In a bootcamp class, a large group of people meet with a trainer, usually outdoors rather than inside a health club or gym, and workout for an hour. The trainer usually leads the participants in exercises designed to get them into better shape and works with them over a span of 4-8 weeks.
Now that actually does sound a lot like what Body Back is...more
by Glynis Rainey Nelson, Stroller Strides of Springfield, MO and Danielle Phillips, Stroller Strides Northern NJ.
Myth 10: I can't go because it is during my baby's nap time.
I fell prey to this when my first was a baby. I'd feed him breakfast, he'd nap, he'd wake and then it was lunch time, after I got lunch cleaned up, he'd nap again, then it was time to start dinner. I was a prisoner in my own home! Mommies need interaction. Trust me, your baby will adapt, he/she might even surprise you and take a nap in the stroller during class. Mine...more