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From Knocked Up to Knock Out with Erica Ziel’s After Baby Workout

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My kids really are my motivation for everything these days…they’re the reason I get up in the morning, the reason I smile, the reason I work so hard every day at establishing a new business.

They’re also the reason I have a flabby belly AND the reason I CAN’T GET ANYTHING DONE!

OK, sorry…#endrant. But seriously, It’s flippin’ hard to even brush my hair these days, and you want me to exercise? Ok, I know…YOU don’t care if I exercise. It’s ME that wants me to exercise.  But this is real life with real kids that don’t just go away when I want to go for a run…so there are some days, when I don’t have any help, that I just have to bag it and skip the workout.

Until now! Erica Ziel, I owe you one, lady. First you bring us the effective and encouraging prenatal Knocked Up Fitness DVDs, and now there’s a postpartum set, too! Woohoo! I liked the first ones, so I knew I’d like these, too. Continue reading

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Pampered Preggie Giveaway Hop: Prizes to keep the mama-to-be feeling fit and fab! {Ends 2/1}

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First, the business…

It’s time for the Pampered Preggie Giveaway Hop hosted by Going Green with the Grizls, My Sippy Runneth Over and SewFatty.

A fantastic group of bloggers has joined forces to offer you a ton of prizes fit for an expecting mama! We know you’ll find some amazing new blogs along the way and even run across some new brands to add to your wish list or registries. Also, each blog on the linky below will have prizes to offer, too, so be sure to visit them and enter!

Our hosts have put together 3 grand prizes, each valued at over $400! You’ll see brands you know and love including: Amalou Skin Care, Bundles and Buzz, Oylent Vitalah, Cake Lingerie, Pink Blush Maternity, Undercover Mama, Family Bedrock, Be Here Soon Maternity Bag, Novena Maternal Skincare, Balm! Baby, Proud body, Three Lollies, Sacred Pregnancy, Earth Mama Angel Baby, Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga, Premama Vitamins, Boppy, Intelligender, Unique Pregnancy Gifts, Koodle Kids, and Newborn Necessities! Phew. That’s a mouthful!

Click here to enter the grand prize!

And now, in local news…

Wondering what my prize package is? Well wonder no more! I’ve got 2 great prizes especially for the preggie mom-to-be!

Prize #1: Something to help you stay healthy and fit! It’s a set of Knocked-Up Fitness DVDs {value: $36.99.}

Knocked-Up Fitness, created by Master Pilate Instructor and Core specialist, Erica Ziel, targets the sassy, modern mom who wants to maintain her fitness routine while preparing her body for labor, delivery and recovery. The videos address warm-up, core, and total body conditioning needs gently and effectively. Perfect for the expectant mom who wants to feel good during every stage of pregnancy! To learn more, visit the Knocked-Up Fitness website, or see my full review here.

Prize #2: Something soft, pretty and comfy just for mama!

This prize, sponsored by A Mother’s Boutique (one of my very favorite online shops!), is an Annee Matthew nightgown in the Violet Dreams print, available in sizes XS-3X {Value: $69.00} This is a very special “sneak peek” for my readers, because these nightgowns haven’t even arrived yet at A Mother’s Boutique, but they are on their way! I’m super excited to provide a review, too, just as soon as our little lady is born (stay tuned for late February!) I think this nightie will be just perfect for the hospital!

As you can see from the photo, this gown can be worn during any stage of pregnancy, and beyond through the nursing period. It’s not too light, and not too heavy, so comfort is a guarantee. Be sure to stop by A Mother’s Boutique to see all the new Annee Matthew arrivals, coming soon, and check out their blog for current mommy news. And did you know that A Mother’s Boutique offers a virtual bra-fitting service? After the challenges I had with my first postpartum nursing bras, I’m really looking forward to a good fitting from the experts! I’m definitely going to try it out…and report back to you, of course! :)

So, are you excited? One mama is going to win both of these prizes, with a combined value of over $100.00! That sounds like some good pampering to me! Entry period will be open through 2/1, so get all your extra entries in, and visit the other blogs on the linky for more great preggie prizes. Good luck!

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Wanna be a hot, healthy mama? Try Knocked-Up Fitness {DVD Review}

So, if you’ve been following my Pregnancy Journals at all, you’ll know that I was still running until about 28 weeks into my pregnancy. Yeah, well, that’s is not happening any more. At all. 

In fact, I’m having a little trouble even getting around with my back pain and nearly constant Braxton-Hicks contractions. But WOW, do I feel horrible when I’m stagnant and not moving! Especially since my days require me to sit in a car for 3 hours and at a desk for 9.

Even though I’ve only gained about 18 lbs, which is well within my doctor’s recommendations, sitting = unhealthy, unhappy mama. We preggies need to keep moving as long as we can!

The answer? Well, after much forcing myself when I reeealllly didn’t want to, I found the answer in the form of two DVDs I had been staring at for a week or two. You know how they say that once you start exercising, you find yourself with more energy to exercise? That is exactly what happened when I started doing Knocked-Up Fitness! Continue reading

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