I love baby wearing. I've done it since TJ was born and I still sometimes carry both (3 and 1) in carriers. Though not TJ too often because I try to encourage him to walk whenever possible! Feeling them so close to you just feels so good. Plus it gives you 2 hands which is a BIG help for getting stuff done - especially when your little one is small! TJ regularly had long sleeps in my material … [Read more...] about Baby wearing and diastasis recti
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?
Do you wear high heels? Wearing heels can be fun, flirty, sexy and help to make you feel more confident....but (you knew there was a but coming right?!) they are not always the best choice - especially for moms. A good posture is key for optimal function, movement and breathing. A good posture will reduce the risk of injury and aches and pains. A poor posture, amongst other things, can … [Read more...] about High Heels and Posture
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