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Stephanie: Realization

Uncategorized By May 3, 2010 Tags: , 6 Comments

Beach FitnessI took my girls to the beach this weekend. It was a chance to reconnect and recharge from the insanity that goes along with selling your house. L needed a break from me hounding her about tidying her puzzle pieces and I needed a break from artfully staging dish soap and books.

With the help of my Mom and Auntie babysitting I was able to go for my most challenging training run to date. For 60 minutes I ran with the sweet smelling ocean wind pushing on my chest. Nature made resistance training at its best. Somewhere in the middle I took a one minute walk break but at this point the break is needed more mentally than physically. My pace was brisk at the start and a toddler could have passed me near the end. But I kept on moving. When my mind started to drift to thoughts of walking I would remind myself that if I could run this then the Sun Run would be a cinch.

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Michelle: Week 12

Uncategorized By May 3, 2010 Tags: , 4 Comments

Sweets Weight LossWork too much?  Can’t fit in a work out? Travel frequently?  Sick?  Injured?  No extra money?  No gym nearby?  Think nobody is paying attention to what you do?  The last few weeks have tested me. … Just as life does.  I’ve had birthday parties for little ones for 4 consecutive weekends and 2 more weeks to go.   This amount of hotdogs, birthday cake and candies are NOT normal for one person.  When my daughter wakes up on a Tuesday morning asking whose birthday party are we going to today, doesn’t exactly conjure up good thoughts about nutrition and over indulgence for me.    I am also invited to these parties and while hosts and hostesses are constantly trying to offer me more food, treats, chips (Don’t get me wrong my friends, I do love seeing you).   I have an ongoing battle in my head of what is good and not good for my kids and me.

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Stephanie: Week 13

Uncategorized By May 3, 2010 Tags: , 1 Comment

sleepySleepy Sundays… It is mornings like these that I wish I were still a couch potato. It is Sunday morning and time for my regular training run. I look forward to running with my group. It is usually my most challenging run of the week but it seems painless when running with interesting people and doing one of my favorite things, talking.

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Chickpea Cha Cha Cha

EAT, snacks By May 3, 2010 Tags: , , 2 Comments

chickpeasIf chips make there way into my house they will be devoured. A sealed bag can maybe avoid be munched on for 3 days max. Once the seal is broken I give those chips about 3 hours.  My palette craves the salt but my mouth desires the crunchy texture. My hips do not need the fat. After finishing off a bag of whole wheat tortilla chips, much to my husbands dismay this week, I decided to revisit my arsenal of healthy recipes to find an alternative.

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Renee: Week 11

Uncategorized By April 22, 2010 Tags: , No Comments

I am actually feeling pretty good right now.  We went to one of those shopping mall outdoor carnivals for the kids and there was fun had by all, but here it is, wait for it…I did not buy mini donuts! That is a true fait in itself.  Me & the kiddies shared a cherry snow cone and I am pretty sure I got all the snow.

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Stephanie: Week 12

Uncategorized By April 19, 2010 Tags: , 2 Comments

imagesExercise is my drug of choice.  My withdrawal symptoms include extreme crankiness, a short fuse and waves of resentment. When I get my fix I feel euphoric, confident and proud.  I have never been one to consume caffeine. I drink decaf herbal teas and a lot of water.  Peer pressure has always had an opposite effect on me. As a result I have never smoked….anything. Shopping serves its purpose but I prefer sewing presents over buying them. For years I have felt like a misfit for the lack of addiction in my life.

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Michelle: Week 11

Uncategorized By April 19, 2010 Tags: , 8 Comments

ThreeleggedscreamingthingI get why people give up.  Running, Capoeira, training with Fitness on the Go…. I’m friggin working hard here people!   Tina took my measurements before today’s session.   One was less than desirable for my expectations I am very happy with the rest of my results, but this 1 lingered on my mind.  Could I have thrown in the towel, took of my runners, grabbed a big bag of Nachos and sat watching cartoons all morning?  Yes… but did I?  Hell NO!  No way am I going to let 1 measurement throw all this hard work out the window.  This is not a battle of me and my scale.  If it were, the scale would have been the heavy weight champion and I would be in a scorpion death lock screaming uncle.

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Michelle: Week 9

Uncategorized By April 19, 2010 Tags: , , , 3 Comments

strawberries, black berries and a mountain of marshmallowsIt happened. I fell off the band wagon.  It’s Easter weekend and there has been many temptations haunting me this past week. But I’ve kept a strong hand on myself, that is, until yesterday.  Actually that isn’t even the truth, it was the day before.   This year Easter was at my house and I did all the prep to feed and entertain 9 kids and 9 adults.  Seemed easy enough….

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Stephanie: Week 10

Uncategorized By April 14, 2010 Tags: , 5 Comments

Jogging with a ColdMake it work: You got an excuse? I have a solution! MAKE IT WORK

My last few weeks have been filled with its fair share of hiccups. I lost a wonderful uncle to cancer, decided to get our place ready for sale, entertained out of town house guests, and battled a stomach bug outbreak. These are just the things that my mommy brain can remember at this moment. Life is unpredictable at the best of times. I would get nothing completed beyond changing poopy diapers and pouring cheerios if I didn’t attempt to make the best out of my circumstances. Most women I know are lucky to fit a shower in to their day, let alone a workout. Despite the chaos I made a lot of effort to continue with my workouts…and here is how I did it.

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Michelle: Week 10

Uncategorized By April 14, 2010 Tags: , 5 Comments

Capoeira photoI can still feel the heat in my cheeks and the taste of salt on my top lip from today’s workouts. (Yes more than 1)   I am starting to thrive on the burn, the sweat and the intense feelings that I get from pushing myself.  Disappointment overcomes me once I realize a session is over.    I feel like I could go forever, I know this feeling can’t last… or can it?

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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