I Really Miss Running

I think I get it. Running, that’s your powerful thing. The thing you can do by yourself, without any equipment, without needing to reserve a spot in class a day before, without needing to get in the car again. The thing where no one talks to you, or asks you where something is, or demands […]

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Is My Pelvic Floor Broken?

Take this quiz to determine if your pelvic floor is functioning well. Does pee come out of your body when you don’t want it to? No. Whaaat….? Does that happen to people? Yes. That’s why I dread getting a cold and having to cough and sneeze. Yes. Why do you think I quit running/CrossFit/dance/going to […]

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The Bra That Wouldn’t Fit

After baby, like, awhile after baby, when my belly was semi-normal size, I slipped on my trusty ice-blue Uniqlo jacket. Warm and cozy, but light as marshmallow fluff, I wanted it to defend me against the stiff March breeze.  It zipped over my slightly protruding belly. But it wouldn’t zip up over my chest. Que annoying! I […]

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Why is my belly still sticking out?

If you’re in pretty good shape, but your belly is still protruding more than you would like, don’t despair. That’s really common, but it doesn’t need to be permanent. Often, a postural issue is the culprit–which, luckily, is repairable. During pregnancy, most women’s back muscles get tight from overuse. Since the ab muscles can’t function […]

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What if I had a c-section?

If you delivered via c-section, you underwent major surgery. You’ve had to rest and recover. The bad news is that you’re probably going to have a core weaker than you would like for longer than you would like: six months, nine months, even up to a full year after you delivered. It’s easy to feel […]

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