Follow Brook Benten’s daily musings after baby number two. Track her journey back to fitbod while embracing wellness.

Hurricane Harvey

The apartment complex I lived at while attending grad school in Houston, TX was one of the disaster zones hit last weekend. My brother and (pregnant) sister-in-law live in Houston, now. So many of my friends live there. I shrill … Continue reading

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Food and Fitness Friday 7

Mamabear doesn’t have time to watch a lot of television.  I record Good Morning America on ABC every morning.  It is the only show I watch and it takes me all day long to get through an episode, watching a … Continue reading

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Food & Fitness Friday 6

Grab a set of dumbbells, and let’s get to work on today’s Food and Fitness Friday! Ladies, use 15-20 pound dumbbells. Men, 25-35 pound dumbbells. You only need one set that you’ll use for all of the strength exercises. Here’s … Continue reading

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Food and Fitness Friday 5

Summer is a great time for water. Rower, that is! What I love about rowing is that it works the quads, core, arms, upper back, lower back, glutes AND hamstrings! It also provides intense cardio!! As a mom, I’m all … Continue reading

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Food and Fitness Friday 4

Human beings are creatures of habit. We like routine; we resist change; and we want to count on things staying the same. For those of you as methodical (OCD) as I am, not only do you like to repeat the … Continue reading

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Food and Fitness Friday 3

If I’m working out from home, I often turn to workout videos.  They entertain and motivate me- and I’m not just talking about other people’s workout videos.  I do my own workout videos all the time!  Here’s one I’m particularly … Continue reading

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Food and Fitness Friday 2

Three years ago, I personal trained a postnatal client to strengthen her core and tone her upper body after baby with a series of push-ups, planks, and V-ups, crisscrosses, and double leg stretches.  To support and encourage her, I committed … Continue reading

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Food and Fitness Friday 1

When I give you a recipe, you can trust it will be easy and it will not include weird ingredients, like Stevia or coconut flour. I’m originally a Mississippi girl; we eat food that tastes good. Here’s the breakfast that … Continue reading

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FitMom

I love to run. Better said, I love to “jog.” Running for speed/time is an all-consuming, exhausting experience- what I love is trekking along at a sustainable pace that I can occasionally sing along with my soundtrack that’s booming out … Continue reading

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Mama and the Murph

On Memorial Day, we remember fallen soldiers, like US Navy Seal, Michael P Murphy, of whom we dedicate the “Murph” workout. (Murphy received the highest US military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his service to our country in Afghanistan). … Continue reading

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