Natalie’s Notes

How to improve Ab Separation

How to improve Ab Separation

https://www.facebook.com/NatalieHodsonOfficial/videos/1368158913261826/   After I had my babies (they were each TEN pounds!), my ab muscles never come back together properly. I didn't know it at the time, but this is something that is actually really common for women post-pregnancy. I was doing all kinds of exercises that I thought were making it better (like crunches)....but those exercises ...[Read More]

At some point EVERYONE has to JUMP

Running a Marathon

Everybody, at some point in their life has to jump if you want to be successful. Jumping is the hardest thing for people to do. But you have to jump. If you never jump, you'll never be successful. My brother talked me into RUNNING back to our hotel from the restaurant tonight in Jackson Hole. I haven't ran miles in a while, so I was nervous....but we crushed out 7 miles together at an 8.5 mile pac ...[Read More]

Love your Lines

Love your Lines

I used to feel ashamed of my faded stretch marks and loose skin from pregnancy. For a long time I felt like it was unfair that I could get in really good shape but no matter what I did, I still had soft skin that wrinkled when I bent over and little faded stretch marks everywhere. Self-acceptance was a long journey for me. Once I learned that my self-worth was so much more than just my outer shell ...[Read More]

The Best way to Lose Fat

The Best way to Lose Fat

I have been asked before what the best way to lose fat is. With all of the different “dieting” techniques floating around it can be overwhelming to know where to start. There are a lot of different people who will try to sell you their program or their specific way to lose fat, but the reality is that fat loss occurs when there is a calorie deficit (meaning you are burning more than you’re taking ...[Read More]

Making Decisions

Making Decisions

The decisions you make when you are alone and nobody else is watching are what define your character and are the biggest predictor of future success. This is true in health, business, and relationships. If you want to change something you don't like about yourself, begin to observe your patterns and behaviors. Being intentional about how you spend your time when you are only accountable to yoursel ...[Read More]

Abs, Core, and Pelvic Floor

Abs, Core, and Pelvic Floor

So, this is something that is really embarrassing for me to talk about....but I know if I was struggling with it there are other women out there too just like I was. I had major incontinence issues after my kids were born. Any time I would do a high impact activity such as a workout that included a lot of jumping, or even coughing too hard, I would accidentally pee my pants a little (really embarr ...[Read More]

Sriracha Pickled Eggs Recipe

Sriracha Pickled Eggs Recipe

This is the most AMAZING pickled egg recipe ever!!  The first time I heard about pickled eggs, I thought they sounded totally disgusting.  But, I promise you, they are soooo delicious and a great, quick way to get in some protein and healthy fats.  They aren't overly spicy but have just enough kick to create a good flavor.  Try a small batch at first, and I promise you will be forever hooked! Ingr ...[Read More]

Self Care

Self Care

If you are always looking for other people (or things) to make you happy, you never will be. If you want true happiness, start taking a look at yourself, your daily actions, and your personal belief systems. Taking a little bit of time for yourself each day is important. Remember, giving yourself permission for self care means you are giving everyone around you the best of you, not what is left of ...[Read More]

Love your Lines

Love your Lines

I used to feel ashamed of my faded stretch marks and loose skin from pregnancy. For a long time, I felt like it was unfair that I could get in really good shape but no matter what I did, I still had soft skin that wrinkled when I bent over and little faded stretch marks everywhere. Self acceptance was a long journey for me. Once I learned that my self-worth was so much more than just my outer shel ...[Read More]

How to Learn to Speak Kindly to Yourself

How to Learn to Speak Kindly to Yourself

Did you know that body image is the number one shame trigger for women? Studies show that most women have on average 11-19 negative body image thoughts every single day! The secret to changing this is to be aware of your thoughts and the way you speak to yourself. When you step out of the shower change your internal dialogue when you look in the mirror from, "ugh I look gross" to "I have a strong, ...[Read More]