Fit Pregnancy

Can I use Protein Powder while Nursing or Pregnant?

Protein while nursing or pregnant?

Hi guys! One of the questions I am asked most is, “Can I use protein powder while I am pregnant or nursing?” One thing to remember is that unless your child has a specific allergy there is no need to go on a special diet while breastfeeding your baby. Instead, focus on making healthy choices to help fuel your milk production (I will talk about this more in a minute).  According to The American Col ...[Read More]

Free Podcast with Drew and Lynn Manning

Free Podcast with Drew and Lynn Manning

Check out my recent FREE podcast episode with Drew and Lynn Manning: fit2fat2fit.com/podcast On the podcast I chat about: - Gaining and losing 70 lbs with each of my pregnancies - How to get motivated - How to balance kids, work and your health - How to make healthy eating more affordable And you guys, I shared by most embarrassing moment that no one but my husband knew about. Oh man. Any guesses ...[Read More]

Self Worth

Levi Running

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]

This is NOT ok.

Self Care

  Something happened this morning and I feel like I can no longer be quiet about this.  I have been targeted for so long by distributors and salespeople selling body wraps and creams claiming they can "fix" my "broken" body.  Every time I make a post talking about how I am okay with the stretched skin I have on my stomach from carrying two ten pound babies I get literally hundreds, if not tho ...[Read More]

My 70lb Pregnancy Weight Gain

41 Weeks Pregnants

I always gain a lot of weight when I am pregnant, even with this last pregnancy where I still worked out and watched what I ate. I was around 218lbs when I delivered my little girl (and, no, I wasn't pregnant with twins! Ha). I always get really chubby cheeks and a HUGE belly! Although at the time I was embarrassed of my round cheeks in this video, I am so glad my husband filmed this so I have the ...[Read More]

Grief is a Funny Thing

Grief Square

    I haven't blogged much the past month (actually at all) talking about the ectopic pregnancy and recovery process I have been going through since my surgery where they removed the baby and my left fallopian tube 7 weeks ago (if you are new to my blog you can read more about it in the blog archives here).  Partly just because I've been so darn busy I haven't had much time to write.  My husband h ...[Read More]

Thank You

Thank You

  I've been a little quiet with updates on my blog lately.  It's funny because three weeks ago, right after this ectopic pregnancy happened, I really wanted to talk about it.  Talking, writing, and sharing my feelings made me feel better and I think it was a good step in the healing process.  But, the past few weeks I just haven't felt like talking about things.  My husband is back to his bus ...[Read More]

Scary

Ectopic Pregnancy

Yesterday I had my one week follow up appointment with the OBGYN who did my ectopic pregnancy surgery (called a salpingectomy), Dr. Deborah Sherman.  I was looking forward to this appointment because of all the complications I had post-surgery and was really looking forward to getting some reassurance that things were going to improve from here on out.  Physically, things have been much better.  M ...[Read More]

Life Goes On…

ER2

I probably should go buy some lottery tickets. I've had enough bad luck this week that something lucky is bound to come my way, right? I haven't blogged about this yet, but two nights ago I was back in the ER. My stomach was still really protruded and I was passing between grape and kiwi-size blod clots. I was concerned about possible internal bleeding because of those large clots and the pain was ...[Read More]

Sale!

New Year

  I am not allowed to workout for 4-6 weeks because of my surgery, but I would love nothing more than being able to serve and help you guys with the start of this new year. I've found that when I am sad or discouraged, changing my focus on serving and helping others really puts me in a good place. I am going to offer 20% off both of my training programs for next three days using the code NEWY ...[Read More]