What You Need To Know About Post-Baby Workouts

"Being a mom can do some seriously crazy things to your body. There’s lots of talk about “getting your body back” but very few resources to help you find the right way to do that. The sad fact is, the exercise routine you had before becoming a mom may not work on your post-baby body. Many of the exercises you used to do may actually do more harm than good." A blogger recently wrote a testimonial f ...[Read More]

New Year-New Plan

With every new year comes an opportunity to set new goals for ourselves. The fresh slate that a new year represents is always refreshing. It’s the day-to-day accountability and consistency that most of us find challenging. Don’t fall into the same old path and make sure to start the new year off right. This year, instead of focusing too much on the outcome, or the goal itself, focus more on the ac ...[Read More]

Post-partum exercises- testimonial

"We tend to use the term “postpartum” to represent the short period of time after giving birth. While this time deserves to be talked about a lot more (and issues like postpartum depression especially) postpartum is really just a new way of life after becoming a mom. Your body won’t ever be the same again, but that’s more than okay. If you have a mom pooch or tinkle when you sneeze, this post is f ...[Read More]

Testimonial of the dreaded mom pooch

"The 'mom pooch' is a loving term and can be worn as a badge of honor, but really, I just want to be able to work on my abdomen when I'm at the gym and get where I want to be! I'm proud of my body, and I know that I'm strong, but it's at my core of where I'm craving more strength - because I know it's in there! I have been having the hardest time with my "mom pooch" area - so I was excited to try ...[Read More]

Losing The All Or Nothing

Whenever I do my workouts at home it never fails....I always have littles crawling on my back when I do planks, pulling on my shorts as I do calf raises, or wanting to be held as I do squats. I used to get frustrated with my kids because my workouts always would get interrupted by, "mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mommmmmmmm" or at the gym I would have to stop when I would hear on the intercom, "Natalie ...[Read More]

When You Lose Motivation

I want to talk to you about what to do when you lose your motivation to workout and eat healthy; and I want to share you with you some tools that I use that help keep me going during the rough patches. Here is the thing about motivation: it is fleeting. There is a reason that persistence is the key to success and not motivation: nobody is ever motivated all the time. We all hit roadblocks and plat ...[Read More]

Small Decisions Can Make a Big Difference

I know what it’s like to feel discouraged and uncomfortable with my body. After having children I remember feeling this way so many times. You may be feeling this way today for a variety of reasons, but I want you to know that change is possible. Change happened for me because I didn’t give up and change can happen for you if you don’t give up. I have not been perfect, but I have been consistent. ...[Read More]

Face the Fear of Getting Started

I want to talk about something that we have probably all struggled with from time to time – and that is the fear or intimidation of getting started. I know that I can definitely relate to those feelings. After I had my daughter, I tried to go for a run and I kept falling. Like, actually falling down when I was trying to run. Even though I had been working out during my pregnancy, I had lost so muc ...[Read More]

Speaking Kindly to Yourself

Speaking Kindly to Yourself

A while back I stumbled across a very interesting study on self compassion performed by researchers at Duke University, Wake Forest University, and Louisiana University. Some of the main takeaways from the study were that (I am paraphrasing here): -People who were self compassionate tended to be more optimistic and had a tendency not to believe that their problems were worse than other people's pr ...[Read More]

Perfectly Imperfect

Perfectly Imperfect

We all have flaws. I try to be very transparent with you all and share many of my own. My skin isn’t “flawless” without makeup, I’m not great at decorating, my skin on my stomach is stretched out after having two 10 lb. babies, and the list can go on. No matter how “perfect” someone else may appear, we all have things behind the scenes that are imperfect.   If we allow them, our imperfections ...[Read More]