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My L.E.A.N pregnancy

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You might be looking at my huge baby bump and thinking “Lean?!”. Well, L.E.A.N in this post stands for Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition (according to Dr Sears Wellness Institute). As I write this post, I am just a few days away from my due date (March 15), and I can say that I truly LOVED being pregnant and all the stages and changes that came along with it, even the extra 30 pounds.  Continue Reading

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Supplements while I am pregnant

I always knew I wanted to be a mother, but I never really spent time thinking or researching what a pregnant women needs or goes through during these very special 9 months. In the beginning of this year, I…

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Ways to eat avocado

{article published on Hawaii Sport Magazine – Jan/Feb issue} Abacate…that is what we call avocado in Portuguese. Growing up, I didn’t like “abacate”, and the main reason was because every weekend when I went to sleep over at my cousins’ house,…

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Sun, Skin & Baby

You know that Ben Harper song… “She is only happy in the sun!” That’s me! I love love love the sun, clear sky, sunrise and sunset. Sunny days are one of my biggest motivations to go swim, bike, run…

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My one 2016 wish

It has been one year since I launched this free lifestyle blog with the tag line “swim, bike, run & a little more”. Well, it ended up that the “little more” part grew more, much more. I actually swam,…

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The Top 12 Pregnancy Superfoods

People often tell me: “Now you are eating for two!” That’s true, but I have been learning in the past  6 months that “eating for two” does not mean that I should eat two times more, even though sometimes I…


My new fav exercise

This month for Hawaii Sport Magazine I wrote an article about my three favorite exercises to do while I am pregnant. The three were (no surprise) swim, bike and run, but of course with a totally different mind set…