postpartum

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]

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]

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]

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]

Why Do I Still Have My Post-Baby Tummy? – Diastasis Recti (Part 1)

Diastasis Recti

  Jen from Mama Lion Strong kindly agreed to do a guest blog for me today!  Jen is a mom to three young boys, a women's health advocate, and the author of the blog Mama Lion Strong.  I stumbled across one of Jen's blog posts a while back and fell in love with her writing style.  We connected via social media and have been online friends for over a year.  I often find myself feeling like Jen h ...[Read More]

First Workout After Baby Was Born

First Workout After Baby Is Born

I had my first workout in the gym today since my little girl was born.  Most doctors or midwives tell you to wait 5-6 weeks before working out again.  Because I had stitches after Phoenix Rae was born I needed to wait the full six weeks post partum to start any kind of workout.  But, I finally got clearance from my midwife to start working out again this week (Phoenix will be six weeks old on Wedn ...[Read More]