3 Ways I’m Working on my Postpartum Fitness

By April Davis

I feel like I'm finally on the mend from a difficult pregnancy and ready to start working on my postpartum fitness, but figuring out where to start has been hard!  I had just started being dedicated to exercising before I got pregnant and was unable to work-out during my pregnancy because of he... Read More

5 Workouts You Can Do From Your Living Room

By April Davis

I'm here to help you be more successful with those fitness resolutions you made this year. I myself am a victim of failed resolutions.  Years of giving up repressive diets, difficult workouts and lots of shin splints.  No more. I finally figured out the key for me.  If I like what I'm doing... Read More

10 Last Minute Fitness and Exercise Gifts

By Rachael Herrscher

The clock is ticking! You might be scratching your head wondering what to get for a few (or maybe a lot) of the people on your list! We've got some great gift ideas for your workout buddies, aspiring yoginis, health nuts, and everyone in between! Stainless Steel Water Bottle You get all of ... Read More

Healthy Living for Mom: A Personal Trainer

By Erin Oltmanns

When my family moved, we had to find a new gym. My husband zeroed in on a new spot and had a membership right away. I was slightly less motivated. It was the holidays. I was busy shopping...wrapping...cramming something pepperminty in my mouth each and every time the opportunity presented itse... Read More

Healthy Living for Mom Q&A: Emily Hill

By Erin Oltmanns

My Healthy Living for Mom series on Today’s Mama has been focused on my real-world struggle to lose weight, stay healthy, eat nutritiously, and maintain a balanced attitude. I’m kicking off a Healthy Living for Mom Q&A series so I can pick the brains of healthy people that I l... Read More

10 Ways to Plank

By Erin Oltmanns

Since planks are easy to do anywhere, they’ve been part of my workout routine since I started my Healthy Living for Mom series back in August 2011. But lately I’ve lost my love of planks. They weren’t challenging anymore and it felt like a waste of time. Time to shake it up with this list o... Read More

The Ultimate Hips, Bum and Thigh Workout

By Erin Oltmanns

I’ve been trying everything to whip my tush into shape. Whenever I try something new, I don’t feel much of a burn when working out and I don’t get that day-after soreness that tells you, “Hey, good job! You worked hard yesterday.” Until I tried this hips, bum and thigh workout from Aman... Read More

Healthy Living for Mom: Leftover Cake is My Kryptonite

By Erin Oltmanns

Writing my last post and admitting that the gym is a drag turned out to be pretty helpful for me. Once I got that off my chest, I fell into a steady routine of hitting the gym two or three days a week, with one or two at-home workouts tossed in. Working out has become a normal part of my week. Bu... Read More

Healthy Living for Mom: Getting Over My Fear of the Gym

By Erin Oltmanns

In my last post I mentioned that I had finally gotten brave enough to start going to the gym and had begun weight training. I was visiting the gym about once a week—then I had a run in with a bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs. And by “run in”, I mean that I ate an entire bag in one day. ONE DAY. ... Read More

Healthy Living for Mom: GOAL

By Erin Oltmanns

Almost seven months ago, when I kicked off my Healthy Living for Mom series, my goal was to whittle away my chub until the scale read “165”. This morning the scale told me that I now weigh 164 pounds. WOO! That amounts to a 31.5 pound loss since the end of August when I began writing th... Read More