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back to cycle + babywise site

by Heather

Last night I made my ‘official’ return to teaching. First class back? Cycle!

It felt soooo good to get back on the bike and sweat like crazy again. Cycle is definitely one of my favorite forms of cardio, and I know it’s going to help me with my post baby body plan.


For a minute I worried that I would have forgotten how to teach… what do I say and do… all that kind stuff, but it came right back, like I never took time off.  Kinda like riding a bike, you don’t forget. 😉

The weather was super nice so it was a smaller class, but lots of my regulars gave me a warm welcome back.

So far I’m not too sore from it, but I bet I’ll feel it later today or tomorrow! I hope. 🙂


For the past couple weeks now, like I mentioned in our sleep situation post, I’ve been following the babywise schedule with Hunter – every 3 hours eat/wake/sleep. During the middle of the night feedings I spend my time reading, mainly keep myself awake.

Lately I’ve been obsessed with reading post after post on Chronicles of a Babywise Mom.  There is soooo much information on there!  Not only have I been reading the posts on napping, wake time, getting a consistent schedule… everything, but the reader comments, questions and answers have been so helpful.  It’s kind of comforting to read about other moms working to figure out a schedule for their babies and kiddos.  I love seeing what worked for them, because every child really is different.

I have yet to make a dent in all the posts on there, but luckily I’ll have many more nighttime feedings to weed through it all.

Do you find it helpful to read what other moms have done with their kids and sleep?  Any other great sites I should check out?

Have a wonderful Friday!



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Janae @ Bring-Joy July 6, 2012 - 8:10 am

I did baby-wise with my 1st & 2nd, my 3rd was so easy see nearly just took care of herself! With my 4th, maybe it’s because I had a few under my belt or the fact that it was too hard to put her on a strict schedule like I did when I only had 1 or 2, but I’ve found it much easier to just watch her cues for tiredness & put her down for a nap then, rather than follow the clock.

Fit Mama July 9, 2012 - 7:38 am

I started watching his cues more and it’s really worked a lot better since doing that!

Janae @ Bring-Joy July 9, 2012 - 7:53 am

Yes, babies are excellent at giving cues. We just need to be aware & listen to them!

Erica July 6, 2012 - 8:16 am

AHHHHHHHHH! I’m just so so excited for you! Glad the first class back was rocking!

Erika July 6, 2012 - 8:20 am

My baby is now 10 months old and I still read everything I can on schedules, napping and feeding! I really like The Baby Sleep Site.

Fit Mama July 9, 2012 - 7:39 am

I’m sure i still will be reading a ton when Hunter is 10 months too!

lindsay July 6, 2012 - 9:41 am

way to go heather! back to the bike. Feels good!

Fit Mama July 9, 2012 - 7:39 am

So so good!

Emily Butler @EmilysHomestead July 6, 2012 - 11:01 am

I read a few things with my first but I ended up just figuring out what each child liked through trial and error, my second slept awful until he was 15 months old, he has food allergies and we never knew it until he was about a year old, poor guy he still doesn’t sleep as much as my other two, some children just have different requirements…

Fit Mama July 9, 2012 - 7:40 am

You’re right, every child is different. I’m sure what works for Hunter will be different from the next kiddos.

Lauren July 6, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Yay that you’re back to teaching! I remember when I had to take off from teaching spin for a few months because of an injury and I was afraid of the same thing but it’s just like riding a bike (no pun intended), it comes right back to you. 🙂

Fit Mama July 9, 2012 - 7:41 am

HA! My pun was totally intended 🙂

Simply Life July 7, 2012 - 4:48 am

Glad to hear getting back to teaching went smoothly!!!


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