Posts in category "Mama Gets Her Groove Back"

Shari Duffy of Ladies Night Chicago Gives Moms a Social Life

Here’s what I envisioned after baby: eight or so weeks of getting into the swing of things, followed by fun girls’ nights out at least twice a month. The reality? I awakened from my post-baby stupor to realize I’d been out with my gal pals only three times in three years. Three years and three early... Read more »

Did Mama Get Her Groove Back?

Did Mama Get Her Groove Back?
My self-imposed, 60-day Get Fit Challenge officially ended this week. Are you dying, or at least curious, to know how it went? Sure, I could toss out a simple answer, but what fun would that be? Instead, allow me to share a quick story about Memorial Day weekend with my little one. I promise that... Read more »

May's Scary Skinny List

I know it may seem a tad snarky to call these ladies out on their too slim figures. But let’s be honest: Many of us secretly and not so secretly wish we looked like them. With Dove campaigns featuring curvier women and Vogue banning underweight models, isn’t it time we all challenged the status quo?... Read more »
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My Week in Pictures

Someone brought this home. I call it the Bread of My Affliction.

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back? My Mind Has Gone to Sh*t

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back? My Mind Has Gone to Sh*t
It’s day 37 of my 60-Day Get Fit Challenge and I’m in a quandary. Wait. Hold on. Before I get into that, let me share the good stuff. I’m fit. Not run-a-marathon fit, but there’s a lot less mush happening on my arms, thighs, butt, and tummy. I can rock that elliptical now for 45... Read more »

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back? I'm A Hamster

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back? I'm A Hamster
Eating and working out. On day 29 of my 60-Day Get Fit Challenge, it has all come down to those two activities. I eat more because of my cardio. Then I work out more to try to offset the extra calories. Basically, I’m a hamster, spinning around on a little wheel and going nowhere. The... Read more »
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Can Mama Get Her Groove Back? Vacation Battles

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back? Vacation Battles
Vacation. An experience most of us mamas look forward to. It’s a time to enjoy new adventures, unplug from the stresses of daily life, and connect with what matters most – our families. But is it always that simple? Not for me. You see, although I can’t think of anything better than time away with my loved ones, I... Read more »

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back: I've Hit The Wall

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back: I've Hit The Wall
It’s now day 19 of my Get Fit Challenge, and I’ve hit a wall.  A big one.  I haven’t delicately scraped up against this wall, either.  I’ve charged into it at 75 miles an hour.  Apparently, I’ve become a health-seeking crash-test dummy. Problem #1: I’m hungry. Let me rephrase that.  I’m hungry for carbs.  If you... Read more »

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back? My First Dance Class in 24 Years

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back?  My First Dance Class in 24 Years
I did it – I finally took a class. After almost two weeks of bad TV and extreme cramps on the treadmill, I finally got myself to All About Dance on Saturday for a cardio hip hop class. I decided to take this class because I love to dance. Yes, I’m pushing 40 (well, it’s... Read more »
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Can Mama Get Her Groove Back? Day 9

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back? Day 9
I’m deep in the second week of my 60-Day Get Fit Challenge, and an unsettling routine has emerged. My last four mornings have gone like this: Open Safari web browser at 9:00 am. Check classes at CorePower Yoga and FFC. Pick a class to attend later in the day. Skip the class. No, this doesn’t... Read more »