One of the keys to achieving fat loss is understanding how many calories you should eat. I am often asked how many calories I eat because moms think that is way to calculate how many calories they should eat. I am going to share with you how you can set your calories (based on your goals and stats), but there are (at least) three reasons why the number of calories I (or anyone else) am … [Read more...] about How many calories should I eat?
When is the best time to workout for fat loss? I could answer that question in three different ways. (1) Based on science and research, (2) based on reality or (3) based on a mixture of one and two! I'm going to choose option 3 because you have to be real in life. There are a number of factors that determine when the best time to workout is for you. However, if you set yourself … [Read more...] about The Best Time To Workout For Fat Loss
I am often asked whether you should continue to run during pregnancy. My answer is normally really annoying.....it all depends! Generally speaking if you did an activity such as running pre-pregnancy then provided it does not put your baby at risk (due to impact/falling) then you can continue during your pregnancy - making modifications as needed and as you progress through your pregnancy. I … [Read more...] about Running during pregnancy
The majority of the moms that ask me to train with them say that their goal is “To tone up”. When I then start to talk about including resistance training (aka weight lifting) into their plan they say, “But I do not want to bulk up”….. For most moms by “toning up” they mean that they wish to achieve a look that has less body fat, more muscle definition and an overall leaner look. Is that you? … [Read more...] about 101 on Toning
I know lots of you do exercise classes at the gym pre-pregnancy and are unsure whether you should continue with them now that you are pregnant. Assuming that there are no medical reasons why you should not exercise then my view is that you can still do exercise classes. Staying active during your pregnancy has big benefits for you and your baby and so if exercise classes are your thing then I … [Read more...] about Exercise classes during pregnancy
Most of the moms I meet re-start their postpartum fitness by going for a run. Running can be great. You do not need any equipment. You can run with a stroller with baby. (See my safety tips for running with a stroller here). It's a great mental release. You get some fresh air. Cardio will burn calories (at least while you are doing it) and can help you to lose weight. Running does however … [Read more...] about Running post baby