Chronicles from first trimester: Food baby vs. baby bump

Early in my pregnancy I was excited, curious, and anxious.  Still, those first view weeks, I didn’t really feel pregnant.  I kept wondering What is happening in there? Is there really anything going… Continue reading

Worth the weight/wait

When I first learned I was pregnant I thought it was a mistake.  After two and a half years of measuring my basal body temperature, infertility medication, acupuncture, three failed IUIs, and lots… Continue reading

My Prenatal Pantry Staples

Generally speaking eating the right foods for your body is important when it comes to being healthy.  However, when you’re “eating for two” it’s super important to make sure you’re getting the right… Continue reading

Injury Volume 3: Listen to your body

This post is Part 3 of a three-part series on coping with injury.  Whether you’re in top physical condition or sidelined with injury it’s always important to listen to your body. ________________________ My friend… Continue reading

Injury Volume 2: Build New Strengths

This post is Part 2 of a three-part series on coping with injury.  No matter whether you’re training for a marathon this year or resolved to walk a mile every day, I hope you… Continue reading

Injury Volume 1: Pitfalls and Patience

This post is Part 1 in a three-part series on coping with injury.  I hope you stay safe and healthy pursuing your fitness goals this new year, however, if injury does happen know… Continue reading

A funny thing happened

A funny thing happened this fall sometime between Labor Day and the first week in October. Yep. I almost couldn’t believe it.  After a difficult journey to conceive it seemed I’d gotten pregnant… Continue reading

Lessons Learned 2015

hi·a·tus hīˈādəs/ noun  1. a pause or gap in a sequence, series, or process.   Hello.  I’m Jackie.  You may remember that I used to write this blog BodyConsciousness.  It’s been a while, I… Continue reading

Get Back In the Pool

You may have checked out my last post about being diagnosed with PCOS — a common hormonal disorder that can lead to infertility, insulin resistance, and weight gain – particularly in your midsection.  In… Continue reading

Gratitude Adjustment

Hi friends! Well, I know it’s been a super long time since I’ve posted but I just want to reassure you that I’m still alive and well and on my fitness journey.  There… Continue reading