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(reply to Anonymous)

Yes, that's the other Catch-22; when you're tired it's hard to get motivated to exercise. But if there's anything I've learned from 6 years of parenting young children (and those pregnancies...!), I know that if I can force myself out of the house for a quick walk or short run I'm always amazed by how much more energized I feel. Prenatal yoga was also fabulous, because it was both relaxing and energizing. Believe me, when I was 8 months pregnant and chasing around a very active 21-month-old, many days I wished I could lie on the couch and take a nap. But getting out and exercising a bit, especially in fresh air, worked wonders. Kicking in the endorphins creates energy you may not have imagined could be hiding deep inside your tired body. Don't completely discount the advice -- it comes from years of first-hand experience!

September 7, 2011 - 5:03pm


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