I have always lived an active lifestyle. For the bulk of my life I was a dancer and as a girl growing up in the southwestern desert of Utah hiking was basically second nature to me. So it came as a great shock to me that after having two babies in short succession (one in 2007 and one in 2008) I was overweight and, dare I say it, lazy. Things came to a head when my youngest was eight months old. I passed a mirror and literally did not recognize the person looking back. It was time for a mommy makeover.
Exercise is important, crucial even, to a sound mind and body during pregnancy and I still plan to run and hike and dance but I don’t plan to summit grand mountains or run my first ultra. I am taking baby steps for my health and for my babies’.
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So, tell us – what lessons have you learned about fitness during and after pregnancy?
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