Posts Tagged ‘exercise’
I remember a conversation I had with a wonderful friend many years ago. She was really getting into running and confided in me her motivation: “I work out a lot so I can eat whatever I want.” I remember, once upon a time, thinking a similar thought. Of course that idea came crashing down as [...]
Last week I talked about why I really don’t like doing crunches. (You can read that here). Not only are they potentially dangerous, but they really are not effective for core training. But what exactly do I mean by “core strengthening”? Maybe we should start there first.
Whether a popular opinion or not, I rarely support the idea of doing crunches for ab training. And this is coming from a recovered crunches-junkie. Growing up I did my fair share of crunches. After all, all my dance teachers did them as part of our daily warm-up. In fact, I had one teacher (in [...]
As someone who has always lived a very active lifestyle, one of the most challenging aspects of becoming a mom was finding time to exercise. In fact, fitting in fitness seemed nearly impossible some days. Between feedings, changing diapers, laundry, cooking, and of course playing with this new precious baby, I found my own needs [...]