You’re awake at 2 am with, feeding your new baby and trying desperately to get him back to sleep. You’re tired and you haven’t had a solid sleep in what feels like years. You find yourself on Facebook killing some time. You see an ad, promising you a quick transformation with flat abs. Sounds good seeing that you’ve been trying to do this all on your own and nothing is working. You click on the ad, see that it includes workouts, meal plans and an accountability group. Sounds
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.
What do all diets and fitness programs have in common? They require you to hop on a scale, they take measurements and that is downright scary! Over the years, I noticed that this made most of my clients incredible anxious. The numbers were being valued more that the hard work that my clients were putting in. These numbers were the “pass” or “fail”. These numbers had way too much control. Sure, tracking progress is important but when it creates stress and dictates the succ
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
I meet a lot of new moms and they automatically assume that because I’m a trainer, I can magically help them shed the pounds. What I need you to know is that I am more than an exercise professional, I’m an educator, birth and postpartum support worker, and a lifestyle coach. Most of the time when a new mom comes to me she wants to lose weight, but she often needs something else and it’s not to drop the pounds at lightning speed. She needs guidance, support on how to reach h