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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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Happy Holidays by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms Are you taking time out from the shopping, baking, card addressing, holiday house prep, wrapping, etc to get a little sweaty or find a little zen? Just checking. ... Read on »
Dinnertime Challenge-Part 2 by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms I'm back to offer three more fan favorites for feeding the fit family. One good way to discover dinner ideas is to have dinner at someone else's house. My kids are mor ... Read on »
The Gift of Go! Go! Sports Girls by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms As you can see, the Go! Go! Sports Girls make excellent stocking stuffers. It's gift-giving season so I have to speak up in order to be heard through a ... Read on »
Just 10 Minutes by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms It's December. It's dark. And this month is pretty demanding on our time. While I'm in the flow with D-words, let's add decadent, too. About now is when we're tempted ... Read on »
How to Do a Family Thanksgiving Workout Without Losing Your Gratitude by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms Our family is fond of the pre-Thanksgiving workout. No surprise there; of course we are. I love that most every city in the country hosts a Thanksgiving "Turkey Trot." If t ... Read on »
Dinnertime Challenge by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms The dinnertime challenge: How to please all six of our palates. I've reverted to: You can't please everyone all of the time, only some people some of the time. The ones you ... Read on »
5K Training Tips by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms Me with my first borns at the 5K start. The 5K for our More Than Pink program is in the books. Everyone in this 3rd-5th grade program to empower girls ... Read on »
Flashback: Fall Funk by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms Every year. It gets me every year. Instead of writing about it (again) I'm just going to flash back to the post I wrote in 2010. November 1, 2010 Fall Funk ... Read on »
Feeding the Fit Mom Breakfast by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms I love big, filling, breakfasts and I often take the time to make oatmeal (not quick or instant), eggs, even pancakes (which I usually make on the weekends, freeze the extr ... Read on »
Life Cycle of a Running Stroller by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms Since The Boy turned five, I don't think we've used his stroller once. Is five the official graduation age out of a stroller? Now the stroller sits in our garage where we t ... Read on »
I am Strong! I am Smart! I am Bold! by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms Ella Runner Girl attends all of the More Than Pink workouts, including this 3-mile nature hike. Last month I started coaching 22 girls (including my th ... Read on »
Hoop it Up by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms We have plenty of fun fitness equipment at our house. Now we have hula hoops that won't bend or break. My husband bought the supplies, which required nothing more than thic ... Read on »
Nature by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms I have a desk calendar with quotes from Ann Voskamp that my sister gave me and it's stuck on July 29. It says Nature is not God but God revealing the weight of Himself, ... Read on »
Adjusting by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms I feel as if a small bomb has exploded in my schedule. Keeping track of the lessons, games, practices, safety patrol schedule, birthday parties, etc. feels like trying to c ... Read on »
What I Learned Over Summer Vacation by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms School starts today (tomorrow for my Kindergartener making today torture for both of us). What a summer. What a great summer. I spent the last day reflecting on what I disc ... Read on »
Go to the Light by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms My favorite summer photo. Our back-to-school night is Wednesday. Significant for me this particular year because all four kids will attend. All four ... Read on »
Not Late for Bootcamp with BabyWeight.tv by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms I am loving life in the sweet spot, mothering children who are neither toddlers not teenagers. Life as a fit mom is easier for sure. For starters, everyone can put on their ... Read on »
Katy and Kara Together At Last by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms Meeting Katy Bowman in person for the first time. I was super self-conscious about keeping my pelvis untucked and my rib cage down. Clearly forgot about r ... Read on »
What we Need When we Need It (Give Away Alert!) by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms For the first time in a long time I don't have a membership to a gym. This is not a huge issue since I don't workout in a gym most days of the week. Still I used the facili ... Read on »
Keeping it Real: Life with a Fitbit by Kara Douglass Thom Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms Recently I was out with my youngest daughter running a few errands. I should say walking a few errands. We parked the car then walked to the library, walked to the post off ... Read on »