Natalie’s Notes

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]

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]

Necklace Obsessed!! #CharmingCharlie

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Charming Charlie (seriously my favorite clothing and accessory store ever) is having a huge #necklaceobsessed event right now, and to celebrate I picked out all of my favorite necklaces to share with you guys!!  They have an awesome deal right now where you can mix and match and layer all these fun necklaces to make a really cool look.  I love their jewelry because it's super affordable, everythin ...[Read More]

Charming Charlie Summer Favorites!

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Earlier this summer I put up a few posts on social media about how much I love the store Charming Charlie and shortly afterwards their social media team reached out to me to ask if I would like to be an ambassador for them where they send me some of their newest lines each month for me to try out. I only had to think about that for about two seconds before I agreed, ha!  Their clothes are super af ...[Read More]

Finding Balance: Nutrition (Grocery Shopping)

Grocery Shopping

Grocery Shopping Tips Here is a general guideline for the types of foods you will be purchasing at the grocery store. You want to aim for foods that are usually on the perimeter of the grocery store and that are as close to their natural source as possible. When you look at the ingredient list, I typically try to stick with foods that have 5 or less ingredients (that is not a hard rule, some foods ...[Read More]

The Power of Habits

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"A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit." -Desiderius Erasmus I have learned that, for me, my motivation comes in cycles. I have noticed that a few times each year I go through a couple weeks where I lose that motivation and desire to workout. What I have learned, is that when I start to feel unmotivated, I really try to focus and fall back on my habits to keep me going. ...[Read More]

Members Only Google Hangout May 12th

Hey guys!  I am so excited to chat with you tonight!  Check back here to watch the google hangout and you can click the 'chat' button to ask any questions or if for some reason your chat button isn't working just simply leave a comment on this post and I will be checking the comments periodically throughout the call. Bring any questions you have that I can help with!  We are going to be over quest ...[Read More]

Do A Little More to Use A Little Less

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This is Natalie here.  Each Thursday my husband, Sheridan, will be writing a blog post talking about something finance/budgeting related.  Sheridan has his MBA in finance and works as a sr. financial adviser for a large fortune 500 company.  We are finding that when people start to get healthy physically, they start to get healthier in other areas of their life including finance.  I hope you enjoy ...[Read More]

Self Worth

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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]

Fat Burning Treadmill Workout!

Treadmill Workout

Members Only Post   Sprint workouts are a lot of fun.  I was a cross country and track runner in college and doing these sprint workouts always takes me right back to my track and field days.  This is a workout I pulled out from one of my college training journals and I really enjoyed it!  I don't know if I would go so far as to say it was 'fun', but it was a great sprint workout. Essentially ...[Read More]