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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]

Real-Life Workout Video!

Outdoor Workout

I used to get so frustrated when I would try to workout from home and my kids would interrupt me.  I remember so many times when I would just quit in the middle of my workout, throw my hands up in defeat, and think to myself, "what's the point?  I can't even finish one set without the baby wanting held".  It did get easier as the kids got a little older, but along the way I realized that if I inco ...[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]

Candy-Free Easter Idea!

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      Last night we did a really fun Easter egg hunt with our neighbors that was cheap and only took a few minutes to throw together. We bought a pack of 40 glow bracelets for $5 in the party supply section at Walmart and filled the big plastic eggs with them (make sure you get the bigger eggs - the bracelets won't fit in the small eggs). It was a great no-candy alternative and the ...[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]

Breast Implants

Processed with Rookie

    I am going to open up and talk about something a little uncomfortable that I've gotten quite a few private emails about lately.....and that is breast implants. Nursing two babies did a number on my body. I have been pretty candid about talking about the stretched skin I have on my stomach (if you are new to my blog, you can read more about that here and here), but I would be lying if ...[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]

Monday Morning Dialog with Myself

Internal Dialogue

    This is how the dialog in my head went this morning while I was talking to myself: 4:50am (alarm went off): Me: How could it be 5am already?! -I had to get up 4 times last night with a sick baby I should just go back to bed. -You are supposed to do a leg workout today, you should really just get out of bed. -But I am so tired, just 5 more minutes. -You know 5 more minutes isn't reall ...[Read More]

Small Decisions Can Make a Big Difference

Before After

  I remember after having this baby, I tried to do some push-ups and couldn't even do one regular push-up. I remember feeling so discouraged that I had lost so much progress and that my arms and core were so weak. I remember going running for the first time and uncomfortably pull my shirt down over my tummy that was jiggling over my pants. I remember looking in the mirror and wondering if my ...[Read More]