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Sweating for Two

Kathy Wierda

Forgive me in advance. I tend to write mini novellas instead of blog posts, but this one is shaping up to be a full fledged novel. I just wanted to make sure I delivered on all the goods because there is so much, and it is an incredibly important topic about which I am pretty passionate. There is a ton of misinformation floating around on the internet in regards to exercise and pregnancy, and it kind of drives me crazy.

I get annoyed by antiquated advice saying you can only take a leisurely stroll while pregnant.
I get mad at trainers […]

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The good, the bad and the ugly on fitness trackers


It sure seems like everyone and their dog has a fitness tracker these days, myself included. I was lucky enough to be gifted one of the fancy-shamnsy smart watches, and boy do I LOVE it (kid in a candy store status). Mine is the Fitbit Ionic smartwatch because I am team Android, but it is essentially the same as the Apple Watch with almost identical features.

The purpose of this blog is not to compare and contrast all the myriad of fitness trackers available, but whether or not smartwatches in general are worth the money because let’s be real…they cost […]

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The Best Legging


Something that you must understand is that 80% of my closet is literally athleisure. Nope. I am not joking or exaggerating. I live my life in leggings, hoodies and kicks. So while I am no fashion expert or trendsetter, I know a thing or two about what’s what when it comes to all things made from the likes of polyester, spandex and dri-fit.

For the past month, I have made it my personal mission to find the best legging…the one you can take from your workout to running errands around town. The one that doesn’t take a wash routine more […]

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Best Home Gym Equipment

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Let’s face it. Working out at home has major advantages. You don’t have to go anywhere. You can blare your favorite music like a crazy person. You can wear whatever you please. Did I mention that you don’t need to get in your car? And honestly, you can get a 100% effective, incredible workout with just your body, but if you are wanting to build your home gym, here are a few of my favorite toys:

1. Dumbbells –  In my opinion, this is a must have for everyone! They are relatively cheap (approximately $1 per pound), easy to store and […]

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Breakfast Cookies

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This year, I put on my big girl pants and hosted our annual girls Christmas Tea. It is a delightful morning when all the women on both sides of our immediate families dress up for delicate sips and delightful nibbles. Usually either my mom or mother-in-law host the event, but this year I actually stepped up to the plate. Gasp. If any of you know me, you will recognize that this is not exactly my strong suite. While I consider myself an adequate cook and a decent baker, I get intimidated by such parties as they definitely push me out […]

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