5 Real Workout Tips for Exhausted New Moms

(This post is sponsored. However, as always, the opinions are all my own) (Realistic) Fitness Tips for the Newly Minted Mama As the mother of a 10-month-old and an 8-year-old, I know a thing or two about being an exhausted new mom. I’ve always envied those mothers who stroll out of the hospital looking perfectly toned, well rested, bright eyed and impeccably dressed and then remain that way through the newborn phase of infancy. Suffice it to say, I’m not that kind of mom. I’m more of the if-I-manage-to-get-on-eyeliner-I-call-it-a-successful-day kind of mother, and I have a similar approach to...

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Patty Madden Leggings will Turn the Gym into a Runway

6 Beautifully Chic Leggings You Never Knew You Needed At only $55 a pair, each uniquely patterned legging is thick yet breathable, and the raised waistline works as shapewear to create an extra flattering look! Not buying these leggings for athletic purposes? That’s fine too! Patty Madden’s designs are works of art that bring vibrancy to your street style. Art Of Where prints and sews these leggings by hand in Montreal, Canada with love… and also a formula of 88% polyester and 12% spandex. Since Patty Madden leggings have such high fabric quality, you never have to worry about...

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Now You Can Cycle Anytime Anywhere

Now You Can Cycle Anytime Anywhere When you begin working out you aren’t always exactly ready start in the gym…in front of everyone. You may be motivated, but the gym isn’t always the perfect place for everyone. So why not start in the comfort of your own home?! All you have to do is set it down under a desk or table and start pedaling. The Smooth Pedal System uses gears instead of cranks. This makes your workout on the Stamina Mini Exercise Bike smoother than ever. But wait there’s more! There is a multi-function fitness monitor as well....

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4 Terrifyingly Real Fitness Fads Tried Out So You Don’t Have To

Bella Breakdown In a world where society has absolutely unrealistic expectations for how a body should look, there is no shock that ridiculous fitness fads are scamming hopeless consumers everywhere. Thankfully Buzzfeed took it upon them to show us just how useless some of the most absurd fads are so that we don’t have to waste our own money on them. The Obviously Phallic Shake Weight The men and women in the video hilariously attempt to take the good old fashion phallic symbol that is the Shake Weight seriously. Although they do agree that you feel a burn in...

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4 Pilates Exercises to Relieve Lower Back Pain

Bella Breakdown Strengthening your core can help support and stabilize your back, which may have the effect of reducing lower back pain. Give these four Pilates core exercises a try. #1 The 100 Set– laying on your back with your legs at a 45° angle and in a roll up position, pump your arms to the count of 100. #2 Scissors – roll up into a partial sit up position and scissor your legs. Alternate by pulling each leg toward your forehead then switch. Do this for 30 seconds. #3 Glute Bridges– laying on your back with your feet...

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