Magazine article Working Mother

Getting Back on the Wagon

Magazine article Working Mother

Getting Back on the Wagon

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For those of you who have been following my adventures to get healthy-or let's call it what it is, to lose weight-here's the latest: it's incredibly hard to take care of yourself! Yes, i know. Shocking!

at the beginning of the year ("a giftto You," December 2011/January 2012), i joined a gym and got moving. i even started working with my doctor to eat better. the good news? by april, i'd lost 15 pounds and was making it to the gym at least once a week.

but then (cue ominous music) ... what happened? You probably know already: life, liberty and the pursuit of two kids, a husband, a career, two cats and a house that seems to fall into disarray on its own. (even when we're on vacation! how does that happen?!) Simply put, i'm too often trapped in a vicious cycle of stress, which leads to exhaustion, which leads to not wanting to get up early to go to the gym and work out.

Let's get real: Stress isn't going away anytime soon. So what to do? that's the question we asked our esteemed working mother 100 best companies. …

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