Mothers, Children, And Working Out

Bella Breakdown As a mom, I feel as though I’m under constant pressure to workout and achieve some sort of insane, post-baby body. The idea of which, is totally crazy. The truth of the matter is, despite the fact I got back to my pre-baby weight, my body is completely different! I have muscles in places I didn’t have muscles, and I have fat and excess skin in places I didn’t before. I had to get past this idea of achieving a certain body type. Because honestly, that should never be the goal. It sets you up for failure....

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Getting Hunger Under Control

Bella Breakdown The hardest part of getting fit, or trying to lose weight is maintaining a reasonable, healthy diet. A lot of people tend to be stress eaters, or mindless eaters. This usually makes taking the weight off a lot more difficult. There are a number of factors going on in your life that could be causing uncontrollable hunger. There are a few tips and lifestyle changes to make, to help get eating under control. 1. Sleep You have to get enough sleep. The more tired you are, the more cravings seem to creep up on you. Especially for...

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Curb Bad Cravings

Bella Breakdown We’ve all been in the position of having a bad hankering for junk food. My Achilles heel has always been candy, specifically chocolate. A lot of people crave greasy foods like pizza, burgers, fries, nachos. The list could honestly go on forever. Junk food cravings are completely normal. They often come when we’re stressed out, or hormonal. If you feel as though you’ve been giving into the craving monster inside of you way too much lately, then there are substitutes you can make to curb your junk food cravings. Craving nachos? Replace high fat nachos with a...

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Working Out In A Heatwave

Bella Breakdown It’s the beginning of August and most of the country is in the midst of a heatwave. We don’t want to sacrifice our daily workout routines, but we also don’t want to die of heat stroke. It’s an internal battle daily. There are some really great ways to keep up with your workouts and not suffer from the blistering sun. 1. Opt for a water workout. If you can, do your workouts in the water. Swimming laps is a really great way to exercise. Water aerobics is also something fun, and a great way to switch up...

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Fitness – Instagram Vs. Reality

Bella Breakdown I often find I am inundated by fitness pictures and videos on my Instagram feed. I see rock hard abs, toned arms, and frankly perfect rear ends showing me how to do a proper squat on a near daily basis. I can’t help but feel physically inadequate to some of these fitness Instagram pages. It immediately makes me want to throw the cookie I’m usually eating into the garbage and go do about a thousand pushups. But, am I comparing myself to an unobtainable image? Many of the people behind fitness Instagram pages have come out to...

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