Even with the motivation the New Year brings, starting a fitness routine still isn't easy -- especially for busy moms. Developing the mental strength to get you moving has to be step number one before fitness can become a lifelong habit.
Laurie Lethert Kocanda on overcoming mother guilt.
At the cover shoot for our September 2009 issue, new mom and actress-athlete Maxine Bahns explains how she balances her time between parenthood, her career and her personal relationship with her husband, road cyclist Patrick Watson. She also discusses how she'll share the values of health and fitness with Madison (then just 3 months old).