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Fitness & Motherhood

Happy New Year! Have you made a resolution or maybe two or three? In America 88% of people make a New Year's resolution. If you are like the majority of people your resolution is probably related to health and fitness. The new year is a great time to start fresh and get healthy! Many of us know that it can be hard to keep up with your resolutions all year. Below are some tips on how to be successful in meeting your goals this year.

  • Choose an obtainable goal. Picking a resolution that you can attain will keep you on track. We might all want to look like super models but realistically a goal of physical activity every day is more realistic.
  •  Avoid choosing a resolution that you have been unsuccessful at achieving in the past. If you are tempted to make the same goal you've made before just alter it. For example instead of a goal of losing 30 pounds try to eat healthier and exercise.
  •  Write down your goals. Write down your resolutions and revisit them monthly. A written goal makes you even more accountable.
  • Limit the number of resolutions. Don't spread yourself to thin or you might not be successful at any of your goals.

On average only about 20% of us keep our New Year's resolutions. Don't let this statistic keep you down, use the above tips to keep you on the right track for 2013!

Here is a full body workout that can be done in your home to achieve your fitness goals for 2013. Good luck and I hope that 2013 is a happy and healthy year for you and your family!

50 Jumping Jacks
10 Push-Ups
40 Sit-Ups
20 Lunges (each leg)
20 Squats
10 Tricep Dips
10 Push-Ups
50 Jumping Jacks



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About Alison

Alison Neal is the owner of Stroller Strides of Fredericksburg. Stroller Strides is a total body workout that is done alongside your baby. Each instructor modifies the workouts for all fitness levels. As a mother, Alison knows it is hard to fit workouts into a busy schedule, but follow her blog right here for great fitness and healthy living tips! You can also learn more about Stroller Strides by visiting her website.


Pouches' Community Corner

Adoptive parents in Fredericksburg now have a new partner on their journey to a healthy family. In 2016, Children’s Home Society was awarded a $125,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Social Services to extend their Richmond area post-adoptive services to the Fredericksburg area.


Now CHS is looking to find adoptive families in the area who need support before they hit a crisis point. “It doesn’t matter which agency they adopted from, or when that happened,” said Buckheit. “We want to offer a lifetime of support to adoptive families in the Fredericksburg area, especially those who haven’t been aware of our services in the past.”


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