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Persistence: Keep On Keeping On

Some days we roar with our accomplishments, shouting our feats of strength and runs of record time to the world.  And other days, we quietly continue on our journey, lifting weights, sweating on the elliptical, and dragging ourselves through a long run.  Work outs aren’t always great and sometimes just getting through it feels like …

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Put Your Blinders On and Stop the Comparison

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt If you’ve ever watched [easyazon_link identifier=”B009EE0EF4″ locale=”US” tag=”mamaexercises-20″]Night at the Museum[/easyazon_link], you know that Theodore Roosevelt had some great words of wisdom.  He became the 26th President of the United States at the age of 42 (I feel so unaccomplished now) and brought to the office …

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Fitness is a Journey – Are You Willing to Take It?

I remember being incredibly frustrated that the weight I was trying to lose after I had my third child wasn’t coming off as quickly as I wanted it to.  It was disappointing, it was discouraging, and it was disheartening that I wasn’t seeing the immediate results that I longed to see.  Immediate as in, “I …

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Consistency: How a Sweaty Selfie Can Help You Lose Weight

For about a year now I have been posting my after-workout sweaty selfie pictures in the Mama Exercises Motivation Group. There’s no perfectly done make-up or hair (ha, okay, there’s never that!), but what there is is a lot of sweat and, most days, smiles. In fact, “exercise and post picture” is on my daily …

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Exercise Excuses – When the Ice Cream is Gone

What are your exercise excuses and how can you overcome them? Exercise Excuses Slipping from bed in the wee hours of the morning, driving to the gym, working out and getting in some much needed physical – and mental – “me” time.  It was fantastic and over the course of three months, I was well …

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