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Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert

At Mama Sweat, I don't focus on weight loss or acquiring the perfect body -- it's about the absurdities we moms face when we're trying to be mom, wife, employee (or employer), daughter, sister, friend, and the many other roles we take on; while making fitness fit into our lives. As a former... Full Bio
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Zoo Workout by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms Spring at the Minnesota Zoo means baby animals at the farm. Last week I went to the Zoo with The Boy. We had a double date with a fit-mom friend who ha ... Read on »
Let's Put an End to Beauty Sickness by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms Last year I received an inquiry from a PR representative working for a national day-time talk show that needed guests. They were doing a segment on body image and how it im ... Read on »
Can you Implant Fitness? by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms I have lost my Fitbit for the last time. Recently a start-up fitness tracking company called InFit reached out to me as a fitness blogger. They were looking for fitnes ... Read on »
Flashback: Springing Forward by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms In the four years since writing this post I have become less OCD about time and wearing a watch. I think it's because I finally sleep. And since my exercise detox I ha ... Read on »
Good Luck With That by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms I named the green smoothie I made this morning the "Good Luck Smoothie." I have since renamed it the, "Good Luck With That" green smoothie. I figured St. Paddy ... Read on »
Writing + Fitness = Good Stuff by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms I’ve done a lot of fun things in my life, and the list keeps growing. I recently added “Guest Author,” when I talked to kids at a nearby elementary school about how I ... Read on »
Buried in the Snow by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms That's where I was two weeks ago. I can't move my mind away from being there, to being back here. When I step outside dressed in layers I try really hard to app ... Read on »
Flashback: What Comes Easy for You? by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms It's time for a flashback and I gotta say, this one is a keeper. I love potty humor. The point is still an important one: you're more likely to maintain your fitness goals i ... Read on »
Become a Super Hero in Three Easy (Fitness) Steps by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms What am I showing off? My newly minted 5-year-old or the cake that I made him? Both are my best work. It has been a fast five years since I blogged ab ... Read on »
Kids and Competition by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms Hold up your hand if you watched the Olympics as a kid and imagined yourself competing for a gold medal. Keep your hand up if you're watching the Olympics now and imagin ... Read on »
Outside by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms Last month (it's February already, if you can believe it) most schools in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area closed their doors five times due to extreme cold. The kind of cold ... Read on »
Nine Perks of Being a Walker by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms I've spent many years on this blog touting a good run. Here now I will lay out the perks I've experienced as a walker. 1.  More possibilities to partner up. Not every ... Read on »
Flashback: Giving Up or Going On? by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms My word for the year in 2013 was Coast. Looking back, the word fit. I felt the wind at my back in so many ways. In order to coast one has to let go. I let go of my grip on ... Read on »
Running Mother Redefined by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms Sometimes I'm at odds with answering the question: Am I a runner? No one has asked me that, mind you, I've only asked it of myself. For more than ... Read on »
Finding Fitness in the Chaos of Winter by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms From the display of our thermostat taken a few minutes ago. The weather in Minnesota is so cold... How cold is it? It is so cold Governor ... Read on »
No Time for a Workout Workout by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms As we say goodbye to 2013 and start 2014 full of motivation, keep the "No Time for a Workout Workout" in your back pocket. I took this video two years ago (with the help ... Read on »
My Merry Birthday: Fit Mom Super Hero Action Figure Included by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms I bought this Fit Mom Super Hero Action Figure for myself.  I celebrated my birthday Saturday and it was in every aspect, a perfect day. The morning st ... Read on »
Observations from my Exercise Detox by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms A snowshoe selfie. I am six months into my "Exercise Detox." I think it's fair to say I don't consider what I'm doing an exercise detox anymore, it's j ... Read on »
Roller Queen by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms This weekend I had a brilliant fit mom moment. The kind of brilliance that is bound to embarrass your offspring. See, my 8-year-old had a birthday party to go to. ... Read on »
Today, A Poem by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms No bike on this walk. We are searching for birds. Today I bring you a poem. Why? Because I'm taking a poetry class and I've been a prolific poet for th ... Read on »