Stop Fit Shaming!

The Internet was all aflutter this week with controversy about Fit Mom Maria Kang who posted a photo of herself looking toned and fit with her 3 young boys and the tag line “What’s your excuse?” Of course, the photo went viral and then the criticism started pouring in, calling her a bully and saying she was ‘fat shaming.’ She made the rounds on the talk show circuit to defend herself and explain that she wasn’t attacking anyone with her photo—she was showing off her hard work. Continue reading

The Benefits of Staying Active During Pregnancy

My son will be one year old this weekend. The time flew by; I can only imagine how fast the next 17 years will go. I found out I was pregnant with him two days after Christmas 2011. After celebrating the news, I began scouring the Internet for advice on exercise. I was already commuting to work by bicycle three to four days a week; my concern was that I would have to stop. In fact, during my first visit with the nurse/midwife, she quipped “We’ll see if you’re still doing that at eight months.” Even my yoga instructor expressed concern when I told her I was 10 weeks pregnant. “By the end of the semester, I’ll probably just have you stand there,” she said. Wow, I didn’t realize that pregnancy was going to have so many limitations. Continue reading