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
As I left the hospital after the birth of my second baby I asked the doctor which exercises I could start to do. His response was along the lines of, “well you should be ok to get back to your usual routine as soon as you feel up to it. Just listen to your body.” Initially, I thought that is not very helpful, but actually he had a point. Every mom is individual. Every pregnancy is different. … [Read more...] about Listening to your body