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A Changing Body

I felt a real change in my body after having my second child and suffering through postpartum depression. Coming out the other side, I noticed that I wasn't as motivated to reach my fitness goals as I had been in the past. Chinese Traditional Medicine Practitioners say that a woman isn't fully "herself" again until 2 years postpartum.

The 2-year postpartum mark is coming up for me soon and I have slowly been feeling more like myself. Yet, now that I am working full-time with ...
I felt a real change in my body after having my second child and suffering through postpartum depression. Coming out the other side, I noticed that I wasn't as motivated to reach my fitness goals as I had been in the past. Chinese Traditional Medicine Practitioners say that a woman isn't fully "herself" again until 2 years postpartum.

The 2-year postpartum mark is coming up for me soon and I have slowly been feeling more like myself. Yet, now that I am working full-time with two part-time positions in addition to being a mother and wife, I need some support in reaching my goals.

The biggest obstacle that I have to overcome right now is learning to love a body that isn't in its 20s anymore, but is more mature. I need to find a way to feel sexy in my skin, as a woman with a different body type than she had 10 years ago.




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Member Since: 1/18/2012

SparkPoints: 2,538

Fitness Minutes: 5,663

My Goals:
1. Find a headspace that is positive for my body image

2. Reach 125 lbs

3. Join a yoga studio and cultivate a solid practice

My Program:
Eat no refined sugars

Continue a clean diet

20-30 minutes of moderate interval cardio 4 times a wee

1 hour of strength training 4 times week

2 yoga classes per week



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THRASHEJ
8/9/2013 9:27:37 AM

Hey Girl!

Thank you for the kind comments on my page. I can so identify with you when you talk about a high needs baby and being so exhausted. My son is 3 now but I really feel for you because I remember the newborn period vividly. He is still high needs actually though. LOL. Good for you for making the hard choice to put yourself first. Lead by example to your children, that is my motto. I was going out of my mind that first year (I had a toddler too). LA Fitness and the childcare there really changed my life for the better. Talk about 700 bucks that was well worth it! :)
Tidbit about me, I am getting ready to get my Group Ex cert through AFAA and studying for ACSM personal trainer too. Wish you lived closer!!! So hard to find profitable part time work when your main priority is to stay at home. Childcare is sooooo expensive anyway. Anyway, I digress. Have a great day today, it's off to the gym early for me and then to MEET THE TEACHER for my brand new kindergartner! Woot!



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MRSGIXXER
7/7/2013 11:47:10 PM

Hey!!! I love your haircut in your pics!!!



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REBECCAMA
6/25/2013 8:20:36 AM

Ah, I am not a TRUE librarian. I am a library assistant. :-)

Where do you teach?

And thanks for the friend add.



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JENSFITJOURNEY
6/24/2013 7:14:30 AM

Hey there! About the juicing....as long as you are getting in a good amount of protein, healthy fats and calories from your other foods - you should be fine!! I could not do a juice fast and train but I always juice in addtion to my foods - so for example I had my juice this morning then a bit later I had my eggs mixed with chicken and brown rice.

I love juicing and blending and sometimes a fast of both can be good but not while training I would imagine.....I could not do it!! :)



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EJGASTON
6/18/2013 6:59:21 AM

Thanks for adding me as one of your friends!



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