I think I blocked out that I took this picture and haven’t looked at it since D Day ? This was the first pic I snapped newly postpartum with Mathéo, my second pregnancy.
Aside from the 30+ lbs weight difference, my attention immediately goes to other details.
Recently boarding the newborn train, and a toddler at the peak of terrible twos, I was tired, insecure, and discouraged at how far I was from my pre baby bod. I’d been on this journey before, and knew I could do it. But, my goals seemed so far out of reach I didn’t even know where to start. I was living life on autopilot.
Take a look at the woman in the top pic. Her hair is a mess, her room is a disaster, she has a slouch in her neck, and a foggy look on her face. Her overall posture screams HELP!
Take a look at the woman in the bottom pic. Her room is put together, hair is pulled back with intention, a determined look spans her face, and her posture shouts I’ve got CONFIDENCE! This improvement is brought to you by a health and wellness solution that works 100% of the time with commitment.
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Hot mom-bod aside ?, I’m glad I found the top pic buried in my library. It’s a good reminder of how far I’ve come. If you’re overwhelmed with how far you are from your goals, and having a difficult time knowing where to start, I’m happy to help. Comment, message, or fill out the form below and I can chat with you about a customized solution that can work for you.
Then, I was painfully insecure about every aspect of ME. Weight and physical appearance aside, I felt I was complete inadequate in every single way. I wasn’t smart enough. Nice enough. Liked enough. Cool enough. Interesting enough. I was never ENOUGH. But, to who? I still don’t know, but it’s clear I was comparing myself to something or someone.
All of this insecurity led me down a negative path. I’d binge eat because I was so far from a size/weight that I thought would make me feel comfortable in my skin. As a result, I’d drink too much to fit in with the “cool” crowd, fulfill my social outlet, and cope with the incredible amount of insecurity that was so deeply rooted. Basically, I was digging myself into a deeper, darker hole that I thought I’d never get out.
I reached a breaking point where I realized I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. No one could dig me out of the trench, except for myself. Knowing that proper nutrition is fuel for the body AND the mind, I started by making a lifestyle change. A change to feed my body foods that would not only help the outside, but improve the inside, as well. I also made it a habit to move my body in some way each day that would help me become more in tune with how I felt physically.
After doing this for a few weeks, I noticed some BIG changes. Clothes started fitting differently. My thoughts and interactions took on a more positive note. I wondered what would happen if I started incorporating more healthy changes one at a time. Little by little, I removed those negatives that were BRINGING ME DOWN.
Now, I’m a completely different person that the one on the left. I feel confident and secure in how I feel, think, and act. I work every day at improving myself, my life, and my family’s life. And I have my toolbox of nutrition and fitness resources to thank for helping me reach this point!
If you’re sick and tired of feeling the way I did, let’s chat. Comment, message, or fill out the form below and we can get started. I’m here to help you find a bright way out of that dark hole.
What’s the first thing you notice about these two pictures?
Aside from the 50+ lbs, all I see is CONFIDENCE! I used to hide behind a fake smile, and cover my eyes so they didn’t reveal my discomfort and lack of confidence. I have very few pictures taken of me during this time because I avoided the camera like the PLAGUE.
Now, I brighten up when I see a camera. I feel comfortable in my body and enjoy the thought of looking back at pictures of me with my kids and relive the childhood memories. Because life is too short to hide from the camera.
How did I do it? I have my variety of easy to follow nutrition plans to thank for my success. They've helped take the guesswork out of living the 80/20 lifestyle, 80% nutrient dense meals, and 20% living on the edge meals. Each of the two programs I offer in my nutrition groups. They're easy to customize to your taste and lifestyle. They keep me on track, focused, and offer unlimited recipes to please any palette (YES even kids!) while making sure the ingredients are nutritious and nutrient-dense. Compare the two plans and choose which one fits your lifestyle!
Do you find yourself hiding from the camera? Do you wish you could take candid and confident pictures with your family? Let’s chat, I can help you work on your confidence from the inside out! Fill out the questionnaire below and I can send you more info on my nutrition programs!
We are not promised tomorrow.
Have you been putting off big decisions and goals for “when the time is right”? Well, let me tell you, there is never a “right” time. You just have to jump in feet first and CHOOSE to make the change.
Putting off those big dreams becomes habit. And before you know it, you look back and see it’s too late. Or, you could have already achieved your dream and be working toward a BIGGER dream. If you don’t start today, that’s one more day it takes to get there. So, might as well start the journey so one day you can look back and say “wow, look how far I’ve come!” Instead of “oh, look how far I should be.”
I recently experienced a moment that made me completely reevaluate life. After getting some routine labs done, I was told that my health was in a dire condition and I needed to seek treatment IMMEDIATELY for what could be a terminal illness. After a few days of panic, reassessing my life, ensuring my kids and husband would be taken care of, and redirecting to a new path, I discovered that my labs had been switched with another patient. A VERY sick patient. Those two days were hands down the most fearful I've ever been in my entire life. BUT it also provided a moment of reset and appreciation for what I have in the here and now.
I recently started a new running program that gets me back to the basics of running. Being an experienced runner, it was time that I slowed down, and brought myself back to the core technique and form of the sport. A time to reset and reevaluate. Thankfully, this program was what kept me sane for those two, debilitating days. It gave me a release, an outlet for my fear and anxiety.
The point is, life is short. Instead of spending it saying “maybe tomorrow.” Why not start making things happen so you can spend life saying “look what I can DO!”
So, whatever it is you’ve been putting off: that workout program, job application, going back to school, WHATEVER it is, just go DO IT! Jump in feet first.
And if you're looking for a way to seize the day; looking for an outlet for stress and anxiety, join me in my new 30 day running program. This program is PERFECT for NEW and seasoned runners alike. It helps you define your own limits and speed of comfort to help you improve in your distance and time whether you've run zero 5ks or a hundred 5ks. At the end of the 30 days we will run a VIRTUAL 5k together and relish in how far we've come.
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Three weeks ago, I started a new program. A program so basic, it is the most successful and popular program in my package of health and fitness solutions. 21 Day Fix provides calendars, meal plans, recipes, workouts, an accountability group and more to make sure everyone sees results.
When you decide to make a health and wellness lifestyle change, it’s CRITICAL you deconstruct the steps to achieve your goals. You have to take the difficult out, or else it’s not sustainable and you won’t achieve your goals. This means you have to do a little planning to set yourself up for success.
Well, 21 Day Fix takes the legwork out! Not literally, there are definitely a few leg days thrown in there 🤣. But, it compiles the perfect recipe of nutrition, fitness, motivation, and accountability to help you as you continue your health and wellness journey.
Fitness + Nutrition = Fast Results
I'm so proud of my results! Not only can I SEE the difference, but I can FEEL a difference. I have more energy, my clothes fit better, and I feel like I can wrangle in the kids a little easier! Here are some of my teammates' results!
So, are you ready to see results? Are you ready fo buckle down, dedicate 21 days to jumpstart a better, HEALTHIER life? If you’re ready to go all in, click on the package you want, below, and I can get you set up to start seeing and feeling a difference!
“I must be genetically designed to be chubby”
“My metabolism must be slower than average”
“I must have an underlying condition preventing me from being fit and healthy”
These are some of the things I’d tell myself as I scarfed down a soda and bag of chips. I mean, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em right! WRONG! All of these were just the EXCUSES I used to hold myself back.
Yes, some people lose weight more easily than others. But, what it comes down to is burn more calories than you put in. So, if I want that soda and bag of chips (which I don’t ?) you’d better believe I’m living up my running shoes and hitting the pavement!
So, I have a question for you. Is it worth it? Is being the healthiest, fittest, and happiest version of yourself worth eating healthy 80% of the time and indulging a little more 20% of the time? Is it worth getting up and making your body move a little more to see the results you’ve only dreamed of? If you answered yes, I can help you and support you in reaching your goals. If you answered yes, let’s start a conversation and plan out your path to success.
Fill out this form to find out how I can help you live a healthier life!
Can you believe Fall is coming? It's my FAVORITE time of year. Cooler weather. Sweaters. Boots. Pumpkin everything. The way this world has been lately- I almost can’t believe it is already Fall… and on the other hand it seems like it would never get here.
Are your kids going back to school? Are you going back to work? Or are you still at home and homeschooling? No matter what we all need more conveniences in life. One of my favorite conveniences is a QUICK breakfast!
Let me tell you about mine… It….
✨the healthiest fast food possible (1 minute to throw everything in the blender, 1 minute to blend)
✨ reasonably priced
✨ curbs your cravings for all things unhealthy, because I'm nourishing my body with the nutrients it needs ?
✨ supports lean muscles, gut health and healthy weight loss
✨ delicious. Like, who knew veggies could taste like a cookie?! ?
Quick doesn’t have to mean unhealthy. It is my goal to be the healthiest + happiest version of me, and this is how I start!
And speaking of fall… everyone’s favorite fall flavor is back for a limited time! It ALWAYS sells out SUPER quick. So, fill out my form to get on the list for your order!
Step 1️⃣: Realize that there’s no such thing as a “perfect” workout.
Step 2️⃣: Put on your workout clothes the minute you roll out of bed (or don’t and workout in pajamas - yes, I’ve done it!).
Step 3️⃣: Press play on your workout.
Step 4️⃣: Pause, rewind, play, repeat as needed.
Step 5️⃣: Pat yourself on the back for getting it done!
I used to obsess about getting in the “perfect” workout. If I didn’t feel I was able to do the workout perfectly, then I found myself eventually giving up and quitting on my routine. Then came along kids and I realized I would NEVER have consistently “perfect” workouts. That’s when I redefined what a “perfect” workout looks like. I discovered that I was using the “perfect” workout as an EXCUSE to quit my workout. Crazy how the mind works!
My new definition of the “perfect” workout is:
✅ Show up
✅ Press play
✅ Get it done no matter what it looks like!
I know I’ll have days when the kids are being stage 5 clingers, or when I’m feeling tired and don’t give it my all, or when I have an early work meeting and have to cut it short; none of that matters as longs I’m being consistent in showing up, sticking with it, and taking it one day at a time.
In the meantime, try out some of these moves. But, sorry, you'll have to find your own clingy kid to do them exactly like me!
If you’re ready to make a change in your workout routine, but don’t know where to start, comment below or send over a message. I’ve been through it all, so I’m happy to help out with suggestions, modifications, or tweaks to your routine that fit in with your crazy schedule!
I’ve been pregnant and/or breastfeeding for over 4 years straight. Sometimes they’ve overlapped.
My breastfeeding journey has been far from easy. There have been many times I’ve wanted to give up, crying , kicking, screaming. Literally. From tongue ties, to low supply, to lactation consultants, to mastitis, to blistered painful raw nipples to allergies and the list goes on. I’ve experienced it all.
But it’s all been worth it to have the precious memories of staring into my children’s eyes as they feel safe, comforted, calm, sleepy, happy, satiated. To hold their tiny, warm bodies, feel their soft, chubby skin, and smell their sweet, baby scent. These memories are the greatest gift anyone could have given me.
Here are my key takeaways for anyone about to start, in the middle of, or has ended their breastfeeding journey:
⭐️ Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
⭐️ Find support either with other breastfeeding moms, lactation consultants, doula, anyone you can share your highs and lows.
⭐️ Relax! It will all be ok. If you’re able to make it work, great! If not, it’s not the end of the world. Fed is best. Your baby’s full tummy and your sanity are more important!
⭐️ Research SAFE bed-sharing. This 💯 saved me. La Leche League has the Safe Sleep Seven that can help get you started.
If you need an ear to share your breastfeeding struggles, or have questions reach out! I’m here to support you in your journey 😊
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Welcome to my episode of that was then, this is now. A little over a year and 70+ lbs is the difference between these two pics. Both bodies are beautiful in their own way. Both showing how amazing the human body is. But, for real, I can’t believe I gained over 70 LBS!!! I gained 60+ with the previous pregnancy and told myself I would be more active and not give in to all the junk cravings during my second pregnancy. Well, I failed that miserably. PLUS, I had the most uncomfortable pregnancy ever because I didn’t take care of my body the way I should have. All I felt like doing was reclining and eating.
So, I’m excited to announce the launch of my new Prenatal/Postnatal Barre program. It covers all 4 trimesters of pregnancy (yes, including the first 3 months postpartum). I sooooooo wish this was available when I was pregnant. It would have helped me stick to a workout and nutrition program better. It almost makes me want to be pregnant again just so I can try it...ALMOST.
I’ve since shed the 70 lbs, but not without a lot of blood, sweat, and tears (and a few bladder leaks). If I’d had a program like this to help keep me on track, it would have been MUCH easier to bounce back. Plus, it would have alleviated some of the symptoms I’m still struggling with over a year postpartum (HELLO pee pants and diastasis recti!)
Check out the preview for this program!
If you’re interested in checking out this program to help you have a fit, active, and nutritious pregnancy or postpartum journey, WE NEED TO CHAT.
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