Natalie’s Notes

My Favorite Supplements

My Favorite Supplements

Hey guys, I get asked all the time about what supplements I use and which ones give me the maximum benefits. If you have followed me for awhile you know I love MRM. I recently wrote a blog for MRM about my favorite supplements and which ones I use daily. Make sure to use code NATALIE at check out for 40% off! Check it out here: My Favorite Supplements        

Speaking Kindly to Yourself

Speaking Kindly to Yourself

A while back I stumbled across a very interesting study on self compassion performed by researchers at Duke University, Wake Forest University, and Louisiana University. Some of the main takeaways from the study were that (I am paraphrasing here): -People who were self compassionate tended to be more optimistic and had a tendency not to believe that their problems were worse than other people's pr ...[Read More]

Perfectly Imperfect

Perfectly Imperfect

We all have flaws. I try to be very transparent with you all and share many of my own. My skin isn’t “flawless” without makeup, I’m not great at decorating, my skin on my stomach is stretched out after having two 10 lb. babies, and the list can go on. No matter how “perfect” someone else may appear, we all have things behind the scenes that are imperfect.   If we allow them, our imperfections ...[Read More]

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]

Cauliflower Breadsticks

Cauliflower Breadsticks

    A delicious low carb option to serving your meal with bread. I have never served these to anyone who didn’t enjoy them, even my non-veggie eating brother scarfs them up! Sometimes you just have to disguise vegetables to get picky eaters to realize they enjoy them wink emoticon Ingredients (makes 15 breadsticks): 1 medium head cauliflower (650-800g) 1 whole egg 1 egg white (46g from c ...[Read More]

When is the Best Time to Workout ?

When is the Best Time to Workout ?

Why I like working out in the morning: – I usually eat better during the day when I’ve worked out in the morning (just a psychological thing for me I guess). – I’ll eat a small breakfast before I go, like greek yogurt that has protein and some carbs, and then about an hour before my workout have a little Driven pre-workout (especially if it’s leg day!) and then afterward some of MRM’s strawberry w ...[Read More]

Where to begin your Weight Loss Journey- with MRM

Getting to the gym is the hardest part of the workout. You have to get dressed, find some sort of childcare and then drive there. Even if you workout from home, you have to get dressed, motivated, and then figure out how to entertain your kids for the half hour so you’re not interrupted between each set. But the important part to remember is that you just have to move. Whether it be at a gym, or a ...[Read More]

How to improve Ab Separation

How to improve Ab Separation

https://www.facebook.com/NatalieHodsonOfficial/videos/1368158913261826/   After I had my babies (they were each TEN pounds!), my ab muscles never come back together properly. I didn't know it at the time, but this is something that is actually really common for women post-pregnancy. I was doing all kinds of exercises that I thought were making it better (like crunches)....but those exercises ...[Read More]

At some point EVERYONE has to JUMP

Running a Marathon

Everybody, at some point in their life has to jump if you want to be successful. Jumping is the hardest thing for people to do. But you have to jump. If you never jump, you'll never be successful. My brother talked me into RUNNING back to our hotel from the restaurant tonight in Jackson Hole. I haven't ran miles in a while, so I was nervous....but we crushed out 7 miles together at an 8.5 mile pac ...[Read More]

Love your Lines

Love your Lines

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]