POST PREGNANCY WORKOUT One of the best post pregnancy workouts is to never worry about your belly bulge left over from being pregnant.  Belly fat after pregnancy is normal.  What is not normal is allowing it to stay with you now that your baby is in the crib. When I was 6 weeks post-pregnancy, I was below my pre-pregnancy weight, and my abs were back in flat stomach action for the first time in my life.  If you think you will never get your body back to the way it was before...

HOW TO STOP EATING SUGAR: Three Days To Freedom When I first thought about how to stop eating sugar, the idea scared me.  It scared me because who doesn’t love sugar?  Sugar is in almost everything we buy at the grocery store, so how in the world can we stop?  I mean, who doesn’t love that first bite of a warm chocolate chip cookie?  The truth is, we all love a warm cookie, but in the end, it does nothing for a healthy body and mind.  The bigger truth is that sugar takes...

SLEEP DEPRIVATION SOLUTIONS: Sleep Deprivation Solutions for New Moms is nothing to shake a dirty diaper at.  When I first heard about sleep deprivation for new parents, I wasn’t sure what all the fuss was about.  Well, three months into the adventure of having our bundle of joy at home, I knew exactly what the fuss was…it’s debilitating. I’ve been tired before and gone without sleep, but sleep deprivation during those first months is no joke.  I think...

EMOTIONAL EATING The most common triggers for emotional eating are boredom, failure, loss, frustration and envy.  The secret to breaking a food addiction or habit is to for us to determine the reason behind it.  When we find out why and when we eat something, we have a better chance of changing our habit to center around nutrition and whole body health. When we eat, Seratonin and Dopamine (hormones) begin to send out those comforting, happy signals to our brains.  This euphoric...

EXERCISE COMMITMENT Exercise commitment might seem like an exercise in futility after you have a baby, but it’s not as hard as you might think. We all hear the gossip about how “once you have a baby, your body will never be the same.” Instead of believing that fate, which is the same mind tricking fate that tells you that you might be ‘too old to go back to school,’ I chose to focus on those women who have a six pack of abs after having four kids. For...

NEWBORN BABY SECRETS One of our favorite newborn baby secrets are these battery operated candles you can get from Costco.  Trust me when I say they will be your baby’s best friend, the perfect night light, a nesting must, and a great way to enhance the romance of your marriage. We first used these battery operated candles in the delivery and recovery room to make the ambiance more inviting for our new daughter. The candles created a tranquil and cozy ambiance and helped ease...

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