Workouts

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]

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]

The One Thing That Has Helped My Naturally Bigger Legs Look Better

Squats

  I naturally have bigger legs. It's just the way I was born. Do you want to know the one thing that has helped them look better? Lifting heavy. Squats and deadlifts gave my legs such better shape, tone and definition (and did not make them look bulkier, just the opposite in fact). I used to get really intimated doing these exercises, but after time I got much more comfortable. If you have a ...[Read More]

Bleacher Workout with Your Kids!

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  My kids had other plans for my "great idea" to all run the bleachers together today but we improvised. Baby girl wanted held the whole time so I think my upper body got a better workout than my lower body but oh well. Something is always better than nothing! If you want to try this yourself do this: run up the bleachers as fast as you can doing single steps then double step (skipping every ...[Read More]

Wednesday Workout: Leg Blaster!

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    My legs are always one of the last places on my body to respond, so I am always looking for really good leg workouts. Try this combo next time you are at the gym. I finished my workout with this combo and my legs felt like jello walking out of the gym yesterday! ‪#‎workoutwednesday‬‪#‎nataliehodsonworkouts‬ I hope you will consider joining hundreds of other people who have completed ...[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]

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]

Diastasis Recti (Part 2)

Diastastis Recti

  Last month, I shared with you guys Part 1 of the 2-part Diastasis Recti series, and the response was overwhelmingly positive!  I had more views on that blog post than nearly any other post on my entire site.  If you haven't read Part 1 you can do so here. I got so many emails, message, and comments from you guys who had never heard of diastasis recti and were grateful to understand what was ...[Read More]

Workout Wednesday – Killer Ab Workout!

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  Each Wednesday I share with you guys a free workout on my Facebook page, this week it is my absolute favorite quick ab workout. Members of www.nataliehodson.com also get two additional workouts that you can do at home and rotate throughout the week. Enjoy! Let me know if your abs are sore tomorrow, and #sorrynotsorry about my cute little distraction in this video 🙂 Ab Workout: Crunches: 8 r ...[Read More]