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Desk Exercises at Work – A Workout Video – Pilates Fitness Article

Desk Exercises at Work – A Workout Video   I have worked out and exercised in some very strange places in my lifetime. At the playground with my kids Standing in the park holding on to the stroller At the airport (long delays are the WORST) In the back of the airplane (I’m that girl holding a baby doing squats by the bathrooms) So the idea of sitting at my computer or desk and stopping to do some desk exercises…

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Easy Foot Exercises – a 10 Minute Exercise Video! – Pilates Fitness Article

Easy Foot Exercises – a 10 Minute Exercise Video! Look down at your feet right now. Yes, I mean it :). I’ll wait. Ok, did you look? Now say “Thank you feet for doing such hard work all day long!” Your feet literally carry you through the day. We cover them up with socks and uncomfortable shoes. We jump and stub our toes and step on tacks and run across hot sand and basically beat them up all day long.…

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Non Toxic Makeup For Beginners and An Honest BeautyCounter Review! – Pilates Fitness Article

Non Toxic Makeup For Beginners and An Honest BeautyCounter Review!   I believe wholeheartedly in skin health, natural products and non toxic makeup! What we put on our skin is just as important to our overall health as what we put in our bodies and I’ve been working to find paraben-free and phthalate free skin care products I love for over ten years. Dealing with psoriasis and a love for the sun has made me even more conscious of the…

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Crying My Eyes Out and Letting Go of Expectations – Pilates Fitness Article

Crying My Eyes Out and Letting Go of Expectations   I nursed my last babe for the last time this weekend. And proceeded to bawl my eyes out. (Whether you are man or woman, kid mom or dog mom or earth mom, there is a lesson here for all of us! Stick with me 🙂.) Nursing my babies has been one of the absolute greatest honors and gifts of my life. But not one I ever expected. I did not…

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Prolapse Exercises – Safe Workout for Prolapse – Pilates Fitness Article

Prolapse Exercises – Safe Workout for Prolapse How much do you know about prolapse and prolapse exercises? If you are like me, not very much. I was diagnosed with a bladder prolapse after having my first baby in 2013. I had a 43 hour labor and 36 of those hours were unmedicated. I then pushed for four hours (oof) and my OBGYN finally used a vacuum to help our beautiful daughter enter the world. I had no idea what a…

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10 Minute Workout With Weights – You Need to Lift Heavy Things! – Pilates Fitness Article

10 Minute Workout With Weights – You Need to Lift Heavy Things! You have to pick up heavy things and workout with weights! I’m not sure when it happened, but somewhere along the line society decided that men lift weights and women do cardio. I’m here to completely and totally debunk that idea! Research has PROVEN that including weights in fitness plans for women leads to: ✔️ Decreased risk for osteoporosis ✔️ Improved functional strength (meaning you can get up…

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