Full discosure: I was saving this post for closer to New Years but I couldn't keep my frustration in any longer. The weight loss and fitness marketing targeted for women, especially new moms is upsetting me to the point of losing my mind. I can't keep this in for another day let alone a couple more weeks. I am so angry with the fitness industry right now and I can't stand how they are marketing to us. Here is my rant! I mean, everywhere on social media, I’m starting to se
I was speaking to a potential client the other day who wanted to train a minimum of 3 days a week plus do some extra training sessions on her own. Early in my career, I would have given her exactly what she wanted without question but I’ve grown a little since then. Here’s a little of how the convo went. Me: “Why do you want to workout that much?” Her: “I want to see quick results. I want to tone up and lose this weight that I can’t get rid if. I tried everything on my own
Our postpartum culture is quite interesting. Women have babies and suddenly, they're expected to bounce right back. Did you know that in the Chinese culture, women don’t get out of bed for 40 days? These women are being taken care of and being cooked for as she gets the rest her body needs. Her only job is to nurse and cuddle with her baby. We live in a fast paced world where if we’re not out and about within days after baby is born, we feel like we need to be doing more.
This is my first year postpartum with my second baby and it has been a challenging one. My daughter is 10 months old, not sleeping through the night, getting sick on a regular basis, and I'm not mentally there just yet. I am stressed, my body is stressed and my hormones are still all over the place because I'm breastfeeding, lack of sleep and well, stress. This does not mean that I am not taking care of myself. I exercise regularly but also understand my body's limits. If m