Author Archives: Aynsley Kirshenbaum

Support Matters!

In the past month, I’ve had THREE couple clients. Meaning, both husband and wife were in on the session. I’ve done a few of these over the years, but to have so many in such a short time has been …

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Special Occasion Food

Since Eliza’s birth, I’ve hosted my in-laws at my house for Thanksgiving. My awesome first cousin and her husband come over early to cook with me, watch football with my husband and play with the girls. Sadly for me, my …

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Your body is NOT you

I’ve been a member of Pantsuit Nation for only two weeks so far, And already it’s been the most inspiring group of people I’ve had the pleasure of sharing space with. Before the election, thousands of people posted photos of …

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Okay for Now

I was expecting the shift from one kid to two to be epic. A shit storm, really, since that’s exactly how the transition from none to one went. But Lucy slid into our family as though she had always been here. …

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“Your Body Looks Great, Mama”

Yesterday morning, frantically trying to be on time as always, my 4 year old was doing somersaults on my bed. It messed her hair up, so she asked me to fix it. “In a minute!” “Mama, why do you keep changing your …

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Working Smart

I have been teaching group fitness classes and doing personal training for 16 years. The standard class and session length is an hour, and in that hour we do a lot of great things for our bodies. But sub-60 minute workouts …

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My Body Your Business

I suspect pregnancy is the final frontier of boundary issues. It’s astounding to me just how many people feel entitled and compelled to comment on my body. My non-pregnant adult weight fluctuates and sometimes people will comment that I look …

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What Should I Eat?

I just worked with a client who’s ready to change her diet and needs guidance. She started, as so many of us do, with questions about what to cut out. “If I’m going to be making one big cut, what’s …

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The Change Conundrum

In order to change your life, you need to change your life. I know, I sound like Captain Obvious over here, but the truth is that so many of us want something to be different in our lives but we …

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The Three Foods I Don’t Let My Daughter Eat (and the one she eats daily)

Food struggles are often in the top 5 of American parenting challenges. We live in a tough environment for healthy eating: cheap, tasty, non-nutritious foods are everywhere (someone please explain to me why the checkout counter at every single store …

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