Category: Fitness

Read about fitness for moms and moms-to-be. Whether you prefer running, walking, hiking, biking, strength training, or swimming, you'll find the best products and tips to keep you in tip-top shape.

Nanny Nature

It's harder to be a parent in the summer in Arizona. For me anyway. In the spring, fall, and winter ---> I have "help" with the kids. No, I'm not talking about a nanny, an Au pair, a daycare, or even school. I'm talking about NATURE. She accompanies us all through the day, teaching my […]

hike to bridal wreath falls

3 miles there. 3 miles back. 6 miles total. We see deer (three of them!), rabbits, squirrels, multicolored lizards, spiderwebs, and a bird's nest. When we get to the falls, there isn't any water (but there IS plenty of shade). We munch on trail mix, Clif Bars, fruit roll-ups, and yogurt-covered raisins. Then, Tim asks, […]

4 tips for hiking with baby

Yesterday, we went on a 6-mile hike with our 1-year-old and our 3-year-old. It was do-able and fun (and I'm not even sore today!...well, maybe my legs are the teensiest bit sore). Here's how we worked everything out logistically... Tim carried our 28lb. 3-year-old on his back in our Kelty FC 3.0 carrier for the […]

How we spent our Saturday: hiking 7 falls

This photo was taken at approximately 2:15pm today - after a 6-MILE hike with the girls. Note my flushed cheeks from the warm weather (the high was 86 degrees today). We hiked up Seven Falls in Bear Canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains. And this is "real" hiking - with stream crossings, rock-hopping, and trekking […]

On Fitness and Feeling Good

I look over at my running shoes, knowing I should put them on. How is it so incredibly hard to get started? I don't know, but it is. I finally convince myself - remembering all of my reasons. I put on my sports bra. I pull back my hair. I gather shoes and sweaters and […]

Nature Calls

Yesterday, we went on a 2-hour hike as a family. We crunched leaves, skipped rocks over a creek, listened to the wind whisper through the trees, touched tree bark, and marveled at the majesty of Nature. As we wandered up-and-over, around-and-across, I thought to myself, "THIS is what childhood should be. This discovery, this simplicity, […]

3.1 Miles of Smiles (+ Sweat)

This 5K may have spoiled me for good. It was hosted by Sierra Morado, a master-planned community by Pulte Homes. The goal, of course, was to get people interested in their homes in this not-so-hot economy. But they seriously did an awesome job putting it together. The path was well-marked. The weather was gorgeous (I […]

Get Fit...with Fabulous Athletic Bra

For the longest time, I just thought I wasn't cut out for running. Dancing? Yes. Swimming? Yes. Walking? Yes. But running...? Not for me. Now, however, I go running several times a week and I enjoy participating in local 5Ks in my town. Much of that change was mental...deciding that I, Stephanie Sheaffer, could in […]

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