Happy wife = happy heart

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You've heard the expression "A happy wife equals a happy life", right? Well what about "A happy wife equals a happy heart"? Believe it or not, but they ARE related. In October of last year, I got married :) For the first and ONLY time! When we made the decision to tie the knot, we couldn't be happier! Planning the wedding was so exciting. However, it was interesting to listen to people around us and their reactions to the announcement, particularly my soon-to-be husband's friends..."why would you do that"..."the old ball and chain"..."are you crazy? I'd love to get rid of my wife", and on … [Read more...]

9 Months of Resolutions

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What’s so special about 9 months?  Well, for starters, it is how long it takes for the human body to create new life and bring it to term, it’s also the amount of time that mom’s should give themselves to get back into shape – at the very least! For some moms it will happen quicker and others it will take longer, but the key is to not rush your body.  Here are some “resolutions” to help you get your body back over 9 months.  Not a “brand new” mom, these exercises will still work for any mom returning to fitness! Month 1: Nice and easy Your body is in major recovery … [Read more...]

Stay Fit While You Plan Your Wedding

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Sounds impossible, right?  A few weeks ago, I got married, yay!  Partially due to cost, and partially because I like control, I didn't hire a wedding planner.  I decided I'd plan an out of state wedding, on my own.  I like to stay busy...busy is an understatement.  I'm sure everyone has been to a wedding right?  Hopefully everything appeared calm, cool and collected.  Mine did, at least from the outside.  Behind the scenes there is alot of scurrying and rushing and coordinating.  I don't like being late...and certainly all of our guests wouldn't care for it too much either.  But … [Read more...]

Finding A Great Fitting Sports Bra (Hint: It’s Easier Than You Think)

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By Cindy Prosser Your sports bra should be your best friend at the gym (yes, it's even more important than your iPod) so take care to make sure you're wearing the right one. However, your quest for a great fitting sports bra starts well before you ever get to the store or open up your web browser for some online shopping. Measure, Measure, Measure! The majority of women wear the wrong size bra. This leads to issues like back pain, shoulder strain and even headaches. Before you even attempt to start bra shopping, get out that tape measure. Some stores offer complimentary bra fittings, … [Read more...]