• Health & Exercise

    Why I Stopped WHOLE 30 After 2 Weeks

    The Whole 30 is a popular diet program, though not for the faint of heart. Sugar, carbohydrates, grains, and legumes are some of the things that are off-limits in this program. The purpose of the Whole 30 is to find out what foods bother your system, though many people use it as a “reset” or a way to jumpstart healthy eating. I have been Gluten and Dairy Free for the past year and a half for health reasons, though in the past several months I have not been feeling ok and suspected that there was more bothering my digestive system than just gluten and dairy. Also, there are a few…

  • Health & Exercise,  Motherhood,  Postpartum

    Tips for Running Postpartum

    Getting back in shape after having a baby is hard. You probably won’t feel like doing much of anything for a few weeks; most doctors prescribe no exercise until after 6 weeks. But once you do get cleared to exercise, you really should do so. It will help you lose the rest of the baby weight, get you outside and/or with people, and make you somewhat feel like a normal human again. One of my favorite ways to exercise is to run, and I was eager to get back into running after having my first baby. I actually ended up starting back running at four weeks postpartum, because I felt…