Nothing better than coming home to this boy 💙 Thankful that my workdays end early and I get to spend the rest of my time with my little nugget 👶🏼
I have been looking forward to this day for months! I had my postpartum checkup yesterday and I’m officially cleared to workout.
During my pregnancy I struggled with complications and was not able to continue my workouts like I had planned. Now that Aiden is here and I’m feeling better, I’m ready to get back to it! .
My accountability group starts on Monday. Want to join me? Almost everyone has time for 4 workouts/week. If I can do it with a newborn, then you definitely can do it!
#postpartumfitness #postpartum #mombod #gethealthy #backontrack #letsdothis
6 weeks post baby. I’ve come up with a plan - approach my #yogaselfpractice
the way @rookiesims
approaches the gym. Focus on the major muscle groups. So I’m thinking a leg day, a chest day and a back day every week. It took a lot of guts to put this unflattering vid up (literally 🤦♀️). **Disclaimer I am not a teacher, this is probably full of mistakes!
#mumbod #pregnancy #postpartumfitness #postnatalyoga
I have to be honest.
My nutrition has been SO bad recently.
Breastfeeding makes me HANGRY all the time & what do I crave & want to eat most?
I literally ate a box of double stuff Oreos in 3 days- BY MYSELF.
These lactation cookies pictured that my bestie ever so graciously made for me- I’ve been DEVOURING them.
Being a virtual health + fitness coach doesn’t make me perfect.
It doesn’t mean I have some magical juice that makes me want to always workout & never treat myself with meals or dessert.
It doesn’t mean you’re at your goal weight & ‘done’ with your physical goals.
Coaching is about being REAL & RAW with where you’re at.
So, here I am.
Admitting as a coach that I’ve slipped up.
Admitting that I’m on sugar overload & feeling like I can’t stop.
I’m NOT perfect, but with coaching I now have a community of women I can lean into that will encourage me when I’m down.
Women that will help pick me up when I’ve fallen.
With coaching, I have the tools & understanding of how to move forward & to learn from this.
With coaching, I know how to fuel my body for my goals & not restrict myself to the point of not being able to stay on track.
Coach has given me a new mindset.
Take it one day at a time.
One workout at a time.
One meal at a time.
It’s not a race- it’s a marathon.
Give yourself grace & time.
#postpartum #postpartumbody #postpartumdepression #honesty #confession #struggle #thestruggleisreal #realtalk #reallife #bebold #inspire #empower #womenempowerment #honesty #babygirl #newmom #newmama #postpartumfitness #happy #food #health #healthy #healthyfood #healthyeats #cleaneating #cleaneats #progressoverperfection #coach #coachlife
My meals 90% of the time are a see what’s in the fridge, toss in a pan, add some spice, and voila 👌🏼, a quick, delicious meal! I am no chef, but I appreciate flavour. I shovel food into my mouth #momlife
but I enjoy every bite. Food HAS to taste good, I can’t imagine going through life not enjoying what I’m putting in my body just to follow a certain diet, that ultimately would have an end.
Simple. Sustainable. Satisfied.
Today’s lunch - chicken (if you saw my stories, you know it slept in the oven all night 😜, again, #momlife
), sweet potato (with enough cooked for purée for babe), spinach, peppers, garlic, onion, apple, and tossed with 1 tsp of curry powder.
10 minutes — heat and eat! Nourished Mama = nourished babe 😍.
I have been taking a lot of walks with Liam these past few weeks and have discovered so many wonderful things about my neighborhood. One of my new faves is the @congcemetery
(Congressional Cemetery). There’s a sense of unexplainable solitude and beauty every time I go there. #washingtondc
Rise Early.Shine Bright.Love More.Live Joyfully
Went on an evening walk after yesterday’s workout. I have been loving this beautiful weather and walking to the sound of crispy 🍁. Does it look like fall where you live?
❌I maxed out at 15❌
If you don't think you can get an amazing cardio workout in 15 minutes let me introduce you to @shaunt
This was going through my head this morning when I was trying to wake up at our normal 5:20 alarm and felt like I had gotten hit by a semi after another long night of screaming teething Fynnlee.😳
She wasn’t having it for our morning routine where I feed her and put her in her rock n’ play to sleep while we workout. 🙅🏻♀️ So I opted out and got her back to sleep for another 30 minutes til I had to get the big kids up for school. Then it was straight back to bed to try and get one more chunk of sleep to make up for some of what we missed last night!😴
I remember when I would let one day completely throw me off. I was all in or completely off.💯 There was no middle ground. I’ve learned that the middle ground is actually where a lot of the beautiful growth happens!🐛🦋 I can have hard days but not let em completely derail me like they used to.
It’s not a matter of IF struggles will come - it’s only a matter of WHEN. But the people who continue to progress in LIFE are the ones who don’t stay down for long. The faster you can bounce back - the faster you can triumph.💕
The first picture came up on my memories today. I was due in exactly 4 weeks- 2years ago. Little did I know- he was only gonna get bigger & I was pregnant for another 6 weeks. 😩😅🤦♀️ .
I never thought I’d get my body back or look like I did before I had a baby. It didn’t happen overnight and it’s not supposed to. And I still have goals I’d like to reach. Today, I had to remind myself how far I’ve come. I had to remind myself that I’m currently under my pre pregnancy weight. I had to remind myself that life doesn’t stop. The grind doesn’t stop. And the only person that’s gonna make you a better you is YOU. ✨⭐️ *and if you’ve got little people looking up to you- then you’ve got no excuses but to be better 🤙🏽💪🏽#swiperight #fitmom
The best predictor or postpartum fitness success is healthy habit building BEFORE the time of stress. If you’re planning on having a baby, that’s the ONE thing you can do now to help yourself bounce back?
“I don’t have time, I can’t afford to meal prep, I don’t know what to do” I get it. I really do. I have a 4 month old and I’m running around between 2 jobs. There were misunderstandings with my previous job, so I went 10 weeks without a paycheck and it’s hitting us now. I understand why you’re struggling. I understand that your family and income are your priorities, BUT you CANNOT give 100% if you don’t take care of yourself. I’ve been exhausted and putting myself last, but this morning I was having a lot of anxiety. It’s time to get 💩 together. What’s the point of this post? It’s not for sympathy. It’s To let you know that I’m going to help you. The “Fail to plan, plan to fail” movement is true, but no one is telling you how to do it. I’m going to show you how to fit in some time for yourself, and most importantly, I’m going to teach you to meal prep on a budget. We prefer the butcher shop and organic, but that’s considered a luxury right now. We’re going to prep on a serious budget, and help you along the way. The holidays are the easiest times to slack. We’re not and I’m not going to let you, so be ready for tips on success. This is perfect timing for my online clients too! Stop telling yourself you can’t. I guarantee you can.
I signed up for the 2019 Cardiff Half Marathon last night. It’s not until October so I’m looking for another one to do towards the middle of the year as well. I really wanted to get my running back on track and so, here I am!
The weather has been beautiful again today and I managed to get out for a run while Luke had a quick break for lunch. We started off walking with the baby and doggies together and then as they turned around to go back home, I carried on running for just over 30 mins - enough to cover a good distance and quick enough to get back to Jasper. I wrapped up warm with my jacket, gloves and headband (which I’ve been so excited about..) and then 15 mins in they all came off! It got so warm. Completely forgot to put my watch on so I’m not sure exactly how far I went but I made sure it was was really hilly to get my legs going. I did check my iPhone health app which has me down for covering 6.1km in the time I was out so I’m pleased with that. If it wasn’t for Luke today then I probably wouldn’t have been able to do it so I do appreciate that I’m really lucky that he works from home and although I hardly ever take advantage of him for this, sometimes it’s okay to do so. 🤭☺️ Especially when he’s travelling next week for two weeks.. Again, if a run wasn’t possible, I would have made sure I got out for a long walk with Jasper because this weather is too good to waste indoors. I still need to invest in a jogging stroller. Maybe now that I have some races to train for, I’ll have to ask for one for Christmas 🤭... as well as a new Garmin. Oh how things change!
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October Plank Challenge!💪🧡
Day 17: Starfish Plank
✅Complete 3 Rounds
✅Hold 15-30 sec each
⭐️ Starfish Plank ⭐️
👉Elbow Side Plank position...
👉Raise your top leg up & hold, flexing both feet & driving through the heels. Keep your hips up, in line with your back. Don’t let your bottom hip drop down toward the floor!
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🌟Modify by bending your bottom leg and resting on your knee instead.
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🍂🍁Have fun! 🤗 always modify when you need to & feel free to message me with questions! 🧡
A month and a half between the two • 5️⃣1️⃣ days apart to be exact • It’s hard to see the tiny changes everyday but when I do it consistently enough, the changes are quite obvious 😁 This is why I take pictures daily. It helps me see the changes that go unnoticed. Plus, thanks to the modern day technology for keeping records of the dates the photos were taken or else I’ll never remember 😂 And one more thing. I have not stepped on a scale for personal use in over 2 years! The ONLY reason why I was on the scale last year was for my pregnancy at my daily OB appointments - but other than that, I haven’t stepped on the scale since giving birth. A scale means nothing to me so I ditched it a long time ago for personal use ☺️ Take pictures and use a measurement tape. These tools are all I need. So don’t obsess over the number on the scale especially while on a health and fitness journey! #postpartumfitness #momsonamission
Another early training session complete.. training schedule by @bigmikewhph
.. every time I train I feel as though It’s getting harder, but I also feel as though I’m getting fitter . A friend told me not to look at the scales, and I won’t.. because I feel better than I weigh. On Saturday I’ll be 3 months PP, and I’m just taking it a day at a time. Although I only gained 4 kilos in my pregnancy , I’m back to my pre pregnancy weight. I have tunnel vision and I’m just focusing on the end result but taking it a day at a time.
When they say every pregnancy is different — they sure as heck mean it!
We’re talking first trimester sickness, weight gain, body aches, deliveries, everything! And just when I think I’ve got this whole pregnancy thing down, I get thrown for a loop! 😜
We are almost 38 weeks and Caroline is still breech. And making mama a little uncomfortable! It’s funny because in the picture on the left I’m about 38 weeks pregnant with Danny and strolling around IKEA doing some furniture shopping like it’s no biggie! (we had just moved into a brand new place that very week).
And at this point in my current pregnancy? I’m lucky if I’m able to get up to walk to the fridge! 😂
No but really — the difference in my aches and pains is like night and day (and I do think it has a lot to do with the fact that this is my third pregnancy but mostly because of the way she is positioned currently).
I’m so eager to meet her, but at this point want to give her as much time as possible to make some moves in there. While our c-section is scheduled, I’m still holding out hope that she decides to do some flipping. After delivering the boys, I never imagined a c-section being a possibility. But the truth is, all that matters to me is keeping her safe.
It’s a waiting game now! 🤰
Wowzaaaa, glad that one is over☠️🔥final two weeks of my 8 week program and the shred phase=switching things up and dying......thanks @joelfreemanfitness
for that killer chest&&back workout🙈
My 39 minute workout took me double the amount of time today from phone call interruptions to poopy diapers and little man needing a nap, but that’s #momlife
and I wouldn’t have it any other way💙just makes me super thankful I can workout from home and not have the added stress of going to a gym, cause I honestly have no idea how that would even be possible🤷🏼♀️but getting results in my basement is the BOMB💣
There are 3 types of people: 💥 Those that do the bare minimum to get by 💥 Those that do all the things consistently and it’s good enough 💥 Those that LOOK for ways to go above and beyond so Christ can do GREAT things in them.
I’ve been struggling with the this thought recently...”is it selfish to want more out of what you’re doing? To want to be better? To want God to use you for GREAT things?” The answer👉🏻 NOT AT ALL!!!! God wants to do great things through you. He wants you to be active and work hard and look for ways to be and do better because that way, He can use you for His Kindgdom.
God called us to be a light. How can we be a light if we are hiding from our potential?
It’s ok to work hard.
It’s ok to want to do great things for His glory.
It’s ok to want to be better.
I think I fall in the good enough category right now. But, my prayer is for God to do great things through me. To help me be a light. So I’m going to actively look for ways where I can go that extra mile. I want God to do great things in me.
Where do you fall? Are you happy with where you’re at? If not, that’s good!! You have a goal to work towards. 👍🏻#workhardeveryday #alwaysdoyourbest #bealight #shinebrightlikeadiamond #positivityonly #icandoallthingsthroughchrist #strongmama #postpartumfitness #postpartumjourney #8mo
thspostpartum #zumbakids #zumbakidsjr #girlssupportinggirls #wednesdayinspiration
Calling all MOMS... What did you do to lose stubborn tummy fat after having a baby? What worked best for you? *PLEASE MESSAGE ME WITH ADVICE.* Thanks. 😁
Swipe LEFT— hair is hot mess, haven’t eaten breakfast yet, laundry is still in the basket and the kids are going stir crazy!!! -BUT- I’m super happy this morning! ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️
First picture: 8 Days PP and down 12lbs.
Second picture: 15 Days PP and 2.2lbs to goal! 17lbs down total! ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️
My two week appointment is tomorrow and I’m hoping to get clearance to start working out again. My next goal is another 25lbs gone! ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️
When people get in their feelings and try to tell me losing the weight isn’t possible this quickly and I must be doing something “bad” to my body I hit them with this.....
My body was balanced before, during and after pregnancy. I remained faithful to my supplement routine despite not being able to work out. I also craved salads during pregnancy instead of junk because of my supplements. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️
If you’re struggling before OR after the pregnancy (because trust me my son was 3 before I started losing the “baby weight” the first time) let’s chat! I know of something that can help and is safe for your LO in utero. 💕
#postpartumbody #postpartumfitness #postpartumweightloss #naturalbirth #waterbirth #breastfeedingmama #qualitysupplements #optimumnutrition #balancedbody #absaremadeinkitchen #healthyfoods #wholefoods #greenjuice #healthymeals #teamflattummy #snapbackisreal #glowup #glowupseason #areyoureadyforit
Emily is a certified personal trainer who turned to home workouts and was pleasantly surprised by the results she got! She’s 10 pounds lighter and happier now that she’s seen some change in her body! .
Working out four days a week not only works with her schedule but is what she recommends as a personal trainer. In her own words: “It’s absolutely fantastic (the program she completed from home), having each workout be different is incredible and it’s always more challenging the next week!
Love love love it and recommend it to ANYONE!”
I’m so happy for Emily and encouraged by her change because she is absolutely right! This IS for anyone and everyone who wants to improve their health and do it from home with simple nutrition and workouts.
Please help me show Miss Emily some love👏🙌💪🤸🏽♀️ and congratulate her on the progress she’s made on her health and fitness journey! Emily, keep inspiring!
It all boils down to how bad you really want something.
I’ve made all the excuses why I can’t do things.
I’ve talked myself out of things because of financial purposes.
Heck...I’ve even made purchases to help me live healthy and let it sit saying next week over and over again. .
Trust me people...right now in my life I’m 40 years old, 31 weeks 4 days pregnant, caring an additional 27 pounds of unwanted extra pregnancy weight, I’m TIRED AF every second of every day, I’m crazy busy with a 21 month old baby girl, plus house hold chores and errands that need to be ran on the constant, I’m sleeping an average of maybe 5 hours per night, and when I hear the alarm go off at 4:30 to workout the last thing I want to do is get out of bed.
So PLEASE by all means comment your WHYS again on why you can’t find 30 minutes to better your health each day!!!
I only feel compassion for you when you aren’t aware of what’s out there to help you...once your given all the tools don’t be silly. Put in the work! I promise you won’t regret it. And I promise you won’t die, YES!! It will be super difficult at first, but in 2 weeks your going to realize your want will become so much stronger then your excuses. .
I’m looking for 5 individuals who is ready to TRULY COMMIT...NO EXCUSES!!! I will be here every step of the way...BUT only if YOU ARE! I can’t force you. I can only show up for you everyday but YOU have to do your part by showing up for me too. .
Comment below or private Message me your READY!!! Sign up is easy peasy!!!
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Hey girl 🙋🏻♀️
I see you.
I see you putting the work in.
I see you wondering if it’s enough.
I see you feeling like everyone else is moving faster than you.
I see you wishing you were further along.
You’ve got this 🙌🏻
You’re exactly where you are supposed to be, so take a moment to relish all that you DO have: all that you have overcome, all that you have earned, all that you have to enjoy about today 💗 ...even if you can only think of one thing, that’s enough.
You are enough.
✨Because eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated and if it was...I probably wouldn’t be doing it! 🤷♀️
Once the @dodgers
come on, this is 100% me. 😂🖤✌🏼 I love ya, but don’t ask me questions! What time of day is that for you??⬇️
➡️Primary purpose of this page is to provide quality health and fitness information to women in tactical professions (military, firefighters,law enforcement, etc), especially those navigating the waters of pregnancy and postpartum (which would be anyone who has ever had a baby btw, because #oncepostpartumalwayspostpartum
⭐️Struggling to pass your physical fitness test? This page is for you. Trying to get back to your 300lb deadlift? This page is for you.
⭐️Logistic Supply Specialist? This page is for you. Special Operations aspirations? This page is for you.
⭐️E-1? This page is for you.
O-6? This page is for you.
⭐️Men, support women. You work next to them and with them, know how to help them. This page is for you too.
⭐️Health is so more than a six pack or a fast run time or heavy deadlift. This page is for full spectrum health 👌
⭐️There’s a whole lot more of gray area than what many health and fitness professionals tout. This page will help dispel anxiety over black and white “rules.” Possibilities are many, principles are king 👑
Things I’m NOT about:
❌Flex selfies and booty pics. If they’re yours, great! Do you! It’s just not me 🤷♀️
❌ I don’t take part in diet industry that says they care but first make you hate yourself and then capitalize off the insecurities they encouraged 🙅♀️
❌I’m not into #[insert extreme mindset that encourages unsustainable behaviors]
If you’re looking for un unhealthy relationship with food and exercise, let me save you some some and tell you this is not the place.
❌If you’re looking for rules and black and white, this=not the place.
Might catch some hate for some of the above, but hey 🤷♀️ can’t please em all. If the values of this page resonates with you, hop aboard!
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And a helluva lot more comfortable. Stress your bones today for a less brittle tomorrow, is what I always say. Jk, first time saying that. I mean, I am that lame, but it's the first time saying that.⠀
What is a healthy habit you have that will reak of reaped rewards in your future? 😍💙