I used to have a serious problem with endless late night snacking after my kids went to bed. Can you relate? Any of this sound familiar? Kids are FINALLY in bed (thank God) and despite your best intentions you head STRAIGHT to pantry. First peanut butter because its delicious. Then maybe a handful of chips Follow that up by just one square of dark chocolate, But then you're still … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons You Can’t Stop Eating Shitty Food After Your Kid Goes to Bed
A breastfeeding mom told me recently that she had the appetite of a 250 pound linebacker. She was trying to figure out how to balance this MASSIVE appetite with weight loss. Can these things go hand in hand? I’m currently nursing my 2nd baby and the struggle is real friends. There are days when I’m shocked by about the amount of food I can put down. I’m constantly asking myself things … [Read more...] about The Active Mom’s Guide To Breastfeeding & Weight Loss
The #1 concern I hear from ladies considering signing up for an exercise program (mine or anything really) is "I haven't worked out in awhile, am I going to be able to hang with the workouts?" The answer is almost always YES. This idea that in order to be able to workout that you have to go balls to the wall for an hour simply isn't true. You can get a fantastic workout in 20 minutes and not … [Read more...] about 3 Workouts I’m Loving Right Now
Self-Care for Moms: Necessary for Sanity or Excuse for Selfishness? Last week I thought about throwing myself off my 2nd floor balcony. Extreme? Yes. Real life? For sure. See it had been one of those days where I was the sole one responsible for my kids from the moment they woke up until the moment they went to bed. When the glorious 730 bedtime rolled around shit HIT THE FAN. The baby … [Read more...] about Self-Care for Moms: Necessary for Sanity or Excuse for Selfishness?
It seems like there are 2 options when it comes to your body after having a kid. Race to get your body back Accept yourself where you're at But what if neither of those options feel right? How can you work towards making progress towards your health and fitness goals without mentally assaulting yourself on the way? I'll give you a hint... It's a practice of learning to take care … [Read more...] about Why you don’t love your postpartum body….YET
I just had a baby 2 months ago. And I’ve pretty much been excited to workout intensely since I was approx 6 weeks pregnant and feeling like complete crap. Something about the sound of a barbell slamming into the floor (I do crossfit) and sore muscles makes my heart really happy. Though I continued to exercise throughout my whole pregnancy, it just wasn’t the same. After my first baby I … [Read more...] about 10 Things Postpartum Moms should consider before returning to exercise