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 returned … [Read more...] about 10 Things to Know Before You Return to Exercise Postpartum
I ran into my friend at the mall the other day. She took one look at me wearing my new dress and said “wow you look so pretty and skinny!” Ugh I replied as I poked my tummy and said “it's SOOOO squishy” As the words escaped my mouth it turned into one of those moments where everything happens in slow motion and you try to reach for the words that have just leapt from your mouth and take them … [Read more...] about I BODY SHAMED Myself… In front of my kid