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Posts Tagged ‘pregnant’

I’m a yoga teacher, not a doctor

In my teacher training, we were reminded that students would ask us all kinds of questions, including us being asked to diagnose something in a student’s body. I love talking with my students before, during and after class. Most classes I teach a student tells me it was exactly what they needed. Usually someone tells me […]


Compressing, releasing in twists

This week the theme in my yoga classes is twists. My mama is visiting this week and I asked her what she wanted the theme to be. (I already knew what she wanted. But I asked anyway.) I have gotten a lot of great feedback from my students on this week’s sequence. They tell me they […]


Yoga and pregnancy

I had a student recently ask me what poses she should not be doing while pregnant. I told her what I knew off hand. But I told her I would do some research and let her know the next time I saw her. So this, of course, has prompted a post. If you are pregnant […]


Celebrating bumps and curves

Recently I saw stuff about Jennifer Garner and her baby bump. Jennifer Garner admits she has a baby bump but is not pregnant on the Ellen DeGeneres show. She’s had three kids and now there is a bump and she says it ain’t going away. Society as a whole is so obsessed with women and their […]


Women’s Issues & Yoga

I am coming around the corner and I can see the end … I graduate from Piedmont’s Deep Yoga teacher training program at the end of this month! Last night in yoga teacher training we went over two topics: Women’s Issues and Being a Yoga Teacher. I’ve been looking forward to the women’s issues topic […]


Lovely day for a Guinness

I have never really been a Guinness fan. While in Dublin years ago I had a couple of the black stuff while at the brewery. And damn, it was good. I haven’t had any since … until today. After my yoga class Curt and I headed out for brunch. I went all Irish. I had […]


Research that fast food before putting in your mouth

Guest Post: Alison I remember when I could “crash diet,” skip a meal or two and my jeans would fit nicely. (Please note: Go Fit Girl! does NOT recommend crash dieting of any sort.)  Now that I’m nearing my late 20s, I’ve had a baby, and I’m breastfeeding, dieting takes more effort.  My body needs […]


Getting in my daily water allotment

My friend Erica was recently told by her midwife that it was recommended that Erica drink 100 ounces of water a day. That is about 13 8 oz. servings of water. That’s a lot of water. For today’s post I decided to track how much water I have consumed today. I am on my 12th […]


Mall walking great alternative in summertime

Guest Post: Erica As you know, from a previous post, I loved to spin but chose to stop fairly far along in my pregnancy. I had to keep my heart rate below 140 and that pretty much meant sitting on my butt and slowly peddling along. It wasn’t fun so I decided to put spin on […]


Guest Post: Erica

OK, OK, I guess it is now or never. I LOVE spin and this comes from a girl who hates exercise. When I started running a few years ago I really enjoyed it, but then I started having IT band issues and could not continue running. I was bummed because I had finally found something […]