My name is Angela.  I’m 39 years old and live in New Hampshire with my husband, Ron, our 6 year old boy/girl twins and our Chocolate Lab, Cooper.  I’m a bit of a health and fitness junkie which lead me to a degree in Exercise Science and certification through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP).   I’ve done personal training in the past but have mostly focused on the clinical part of fitness in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation for more than 15 years.

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Like most people, I have had issues with my weight throughout my life.  After college, I lost 30 pounds with diet modifications and exercise.  I stopped drinking like a fish and bagels, pizza, and cereal weren’t the main part of my food intake.  I’ve maintained my weight for over 15 years.  When I was pregnant with my twins, I stayed active up until the 7th month when I was put on modified bed rest.  I continued to eat a healthy diet without overindulging too much.  I was a weirdo and craved fruit my whole pregnancy!

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I gained 40 pounds during the whole pregnancy.  After the babies were born I lost the weight relatively quickly.  I started walking daily as soon as we got home from the hospital and got clearance to return to running 6 weeks post baby.

My favorite workout is running.  It’s a love that lead me to become an RRCA Certified Running Coach. Running has allowed me to find myself and all that I can do. It’s something that has become a part of my life and what makes me ME. I’ve run distances from 5k to marathon. An ultra…never say never!

I also love yoga and try to incorporate some form of a practice everyday whether it’s 20 or 90 minutes. My other hobbies are hiking, baking, snowboarding, and being silly with my kids.

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I hope you enjoy Happy Fit Mama! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me – happyfitmama {at} gmail.com



38 comments on “About

  1. Hi! I just found your blog through a comment on Oh She Glows – noticed you are from New England – I love finding other New England blogs, and you are a mom who loves to be fit – even better:-) Looking forward to reading more! On your last post – you mentioned the lululemon jacket – I’ve been eyeing that beauty too, and I have a gift card, might just have to use it!

  2. hi, i’d love to chat breifly in email if that is ok? i have some food and fitness questions? Thanks. You seem very fit and healthy.

  3. Love the blog! I’ve been following you on Instagram and I love the posts! I’m in college and run at university of southern maine and it’s so nice to see local runners with blogs of their own! Thanks for sharing :)
    -Catie K

  4. Hi Angela, I noticed that only one other guy commented and all the rest were women.However,in my opinion not one of the other commenters did you justice in regards to your twin belly pregnancy pic.I hope I don’t embarrass or offend you by saying this,but you have one of the most APPEALING and PLEASING TO LOOK AT pregnant bellies I’ve ever seen!!! It’s SO BIG,SO ROUND,SO OUT THERE and SOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I love everything about this! I went from not being able to run 3 seconds to the end of my driveway (no joke, I’d be doubled over huffing and puffing) to comfortably running 3 miles pretty much every other day (I used the C25K program and it changed my life)! Running a half is on my list of goals over the next few years! So glad to have found your space and excited to follow along!
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  6. Hi Angela,

    First and foremost, I LOVE your blog! I just graduated with a M.S. in exercise physiology and have been studying to take the ACSM CES certification exam. I have ZERO contacts in this industry other than my college professors, who mostly deal with exercise-chemotherapy research so I am shooting in the dark here. If you are still active on this bog, I would like to ask you questions on how you prepared for the exam, how long you gave yourself to prepare before taking the exam, how you learned how to read EKGs (I have a year worth of graduate school work with EKG, but it was never my best subject and I have yet to see one in the field)..Did you learn on the job? Was there a huge learning curve for you when you first started working as a CES? Like I said, I am shooting in the dark here so any and all help would be greatly appreciated. I look forward to hearing from you :)

  7. The Things that our bodies can do during pregnancy is amazing. And the things we can do for our body after pregnancy is a gift, but it takes determination and focus. Great Job and kudos to you. :-)

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