Happy Blogiversary MOB!

Hello friends!  Guess what!?  Today My Own Balance turns two!  I can’t believe I have a toddler on my hands. :)

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Seriously though, when I started blogging in 2012  I had no idea what it really meant to have a blog.  I just kind of saw a few other blogs and thought, “I can do that.”  I had no idea the people I’d meet and how my content would evolve and grow.  I had no clue the opportunities that this little space on the internet would open up for me.  I started My Own Balance as a way to try to find more balance in my life, which I didn’t feel like I had a lot of working in a law firm.  It was a way for me to focus on two things that I find really important: healthy living and enjoying life.  Neither of which were supposed to be a priority to me at the time.  Things have changed so much since when this blog started but one thing has stayed the same and that is my eternal gratefulness to you all for stopping by here to check out what’s going on!  

For more on my blogging story and career change, read here and here.

And because this is fun for me… I like to recap my top posts as selected by my lovely readers:

1. Barre Week- The Best At-Home Barre Workouts

2. Barre Week- The Best Barre Classes in NYC

3. Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Final Recap

4. Getting My Pilates On: Blogilates Review

5. Les Mills: The World’s Best Fitness Classes 

And a few of my favorites:

1. Three

2. All of my Video posts (because they are a lot of work!).

3.  The Great Barrier Reef

4. How to Start Your Own Fitness Business

5.  Fitness Biathlon

Normally on birthdays we like to shower the birthday person with love and gifts, but today I want to shower YOU with love and gifts!  I’ve got an awesome giveaway planned!  One lucky reader in the U.S. or Canada can win a $50 gift card to Athleta!  Woo hoo!  Enter the in the rafflecopter below!

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Making Prenatal Modifications to Your Workouts

Hi there!  How’s your week going?  I’m nearing the end of my 23rd week today (24 starts tomorrow!) and I feel like I have a good idea of what works and what doesn’t work in terms of prenatal exercise.  While I LOVE all of my prenatal DVDs made specifically for preggo ladies, I do still miss some of my pre-pregnancy workouts.  Luckily I haven’t had to give them all up!  I have already mentioned in a previous post my favorite prenatal workouts, well today I’m going to tell you how I’ve been making prenatal modifications to make them work for my growing belly.* 

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Boston to Cape Cod

Hi there friends!  How was our weekend?  Mine was pretty great!  The weekend started off in Boston and if you have only a short time in Boston, there are two things you must do!  First, visit the Boston Commons and second, visit Fenway Park.  Both are equally classic Boston but for different reasons. 

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Boston Commons is to Boston what Central Park is to NYC, except it is so much prettier! 

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Friday’s Food & Fitness: Farmer’s Market Finds + Bryant Park Yoga

Hi there!  It’s Friiiiiday!  Yay!  I love Fridays in the summer.  Almost as much as I love Saturdays!  I hope you have something amazing planned for this weekend! 

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday’s Food & Fitness!

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Barre Classes for Beginners

Hello lovely friends!  How is your week going?  Doing anything fun or special?  Mine is busy as usual but I’ll survive.

It’s no secret here on the blog that I have an undying love of barre classes.  In fact, I’ve been not so shy about creating my own barre videos, which I shamelessly plug and which you can find here! :)

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