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Five Scenic, Stroller-Friendly Walks around Burlington

If you are like me, your baby loves to get outside but you can’t hit the hiking trails quite yet… so anywhere we go requires a stroller!    However, we’ve discovered several fun, stroller-friendly walks around Burlington that guarantee good exercise and interesting scenery.  These walks all follow paved paths or smooth sidewalks, and include […]

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Before and after

Losing weight is easy. And really hard.

Like most overweight people I had a general goal to lose weight, so for Christmas 2009 I asked for (and received) a pedometer. I had fun playing with it, even though I was kind of sad how low my steps were (1000-3000 per day). But in January 2010, things got real. I got a phone […]

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computer, water bottle

Exercise At Home!

We all know that exercise is an important part of staying healthy. However, it often gets pushed to the bottom of the list of priorities when a busy mom is trying to take care of her family. While gyms are great places to work out, I can never seem to get myself there. That’s why […]

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Motivation quote by Ryun

Motivation: How I Trick Myself into Exercising

In my last post, I spoke about my experience exercising while fat. I was delighted by the kind and supportive messages, questions, and comments I received. I noticed one question in particular came up frequently: how do you find the motivation to exercise? I confess, it is not always easy for me to race off […]

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April: Graceful and Athletic. Photo by Amy Chess

Exercising While Fat

I never considered hiking, kickball, horseback riding, or swimming to be exercise. They were just things I did, as a kid, and how I had fun. As a teen, the fact that I never learned how to play team sports, never mastered the hand/eye coordination required to throw and catch, meant that I was no longer physically […]

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