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Suggestions for keeping cool

June 8, 2107 FIT4MOM Chicago

These suggestions are adapted from the FIT4MOM Chicago Blog:

  • Don't forget your hats and sunscreen for both you and your little one
  • Water, water and more water! Bring one bottle for your stroller to drink during class and one to keep in the car (not plastic!) to sip on your way home
  • Don't over dress the little ones- remember that they are...
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I’m rounding the bend into my final week of Body Back and I’ve got to tell you, I feel great!

In general, I’m feeling much more energetic and fit. I’m fitting into clothes that I haven’t touched since before baby was born. I’m consistently choosing healthier food options. My mood it largely more positive and upbeat. And on top of that, others seem to be noticing, too! My yoga instructor, just this week, pulled me over after class and...

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This was your typical week of running between activities, balancing schedules, and squeezing in family meals. Busy, busy, busy. Luckily, some of my new practices are becoming habit and have begun to make their way into our regular routine. Meal planning has been happening consistently, as well as making sure we have healthy snacks on-hand for all of us whenever we hop in the car.

In general, I find that I’m snacking less and when I do...

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During our amazing Mother's Day week I didn't have time to stop and update the blog so you get a doubly good post today!

Week 4

I can’t quite believe that we’re already half-way through Body Back! It’s been a good week to reflect on how far I’ve come in just four weeks. I honestly didn’t think that I would be seeing results this soon into the program, but I am! I’ve never been one for body measurements and...

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This week I really feel like I’m getting into the groove. Nutritious options are finding their way onto my plate more automatically and workouts seem to fit into my daily schedule more easily. I’ve also noticed that I’m having less conversations in my head about what to eat vs. what not to eat, and whether or not I want to get moving and be active. My healthy routine is becoming more established.

I’ve always been a pretty healthy person...

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This week was a battle between distraction and discipline. I knew going into the week, it was going to be a struggle. There were a lot of moving parts to coordinate with travel, activities, and commitments. In the past, I would have always put myself on the bottom of the list – working out only if I “had time” and eating right when it was convenient. This week I was up to the challenge not to give into the distractions and stay...

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I would like to introduce you to our April M.O.M., Erica! Erica and her daughter our in regular attendance at out Stroller Based classes and we hope you get to know her a little more today!

1) Where are you from? I'm originally from Iowa City, and have lived in Davenport for 7 years.

2) How many kids do you have? One. A daughter, Skye, who is almost 3.

3) How long have you been participating in FIT4MOM programs? Since August...

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Walking into class on Monday, the room was filled with a nervous excitement. It was assessment night. I was not looking forward to getting weighed and measured, but I was excited knowing that any improvement I made throughout this process could be pointed back to this night. What I was really looking forward to were those smaller numbers and (hopefully) more toned "after" photographs!

In order to capture a full picture of our "before"...

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Over the next 8 weeks I am excited to have Katie share her Body Back journey with us! Katie is a long time stroller strides member and first time Body Backer! If you would like to learn more about Katie, check out her M.O.M. blog post!

If you aren't familiar with body back it is our no kids, 8 week, High Intensity Interval Training Program. We provide nutrition...

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This winter's body back session was nothing short of amazing! We had 6 very hardworking women accomplish some major goals, that is a whole other blog post though! I am here to tell you about one of these women, one that had amazing results and put in some awesome effort!!

Kelly K. is this session's biggest winner! I asked her some questions about her body back experience:

Introduce yourself and who you area a mom to: Hello! I'm...

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I can't wait to introduce you to our Mom of the Month! Kaity K. Kaity is such a loyal member, she was even the winner of our 12 days of fitness contest by attending more than 12 classes in the busy Month of December! Let's get to know Kaity!

1) Where are you from?

La Grange Park, IL which is a suburb of Chicago.

2) How many kids do you have?

1, William is 17 months old

3) How long have you been participating in...

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Most of you know me or have met me at a class but not everyone knows my story as how I came to own FIT4MOM Quad Cities and/or my WHY! So, I thought I would share it all with you on this little blog for my 3rd Anniversary as owner of FIT4MOM Quad Cities.

My FIT4MOM story started in my 2011 marathon training group with cornbelt running club, I saw a car sticker "stroller strides" and didn't really know what it was but it was always...

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