Diastasis Recti & Corrective Exercises

Diastasis Recti

Diastasis recti is a side effect of pregnancy that many women encounter. Here’s more about it, and how to heal.  What is diastasis recti? In its simplest definition, diastasis recti is the separation of the two rectus abdominis muscles that are held together by a band of connective tissue called the linea alba. During pregnancy, […]

20 Week Pregnancy Update

20 Weeks Pregnant belly

Yesterday, marked the halfway point in pregnancy #2 for us, so I’m 20 weeks pregnant! I had my most recent check up in Chicago with my new doctor and really love her, so that’s a relief! I will go in August 11th for an ultrasound, and yes, we will find out the gender. I’m late […]

Let Go of Mom Guilt & Exercise

Mom Guilt and Exercise

Guess what moms? It’s perfectly reasonable to do something for yourself. So ditch the mom guilt and exercise! Once you become a parent, your priorities shift and suddenly your needs take a backseat to this little human(s). Although your needs come second (or third), they should not be ignored, right? Sadly, I have read comments […]

Family Road Trip

Traveling with Toddler healthy snacks

We made our way back to Illinois this week after a fun month in Omaha that included lots activities, play dates, and time with my girl. Whole Foods dinners Painting  Frequent trips to the splash park The Lincoln Children’s Zoo with friends Outdoor concerts with Mimi & Papa Backyard swimming & picnics Omaha Farmers Market The Omaha Zoo, […]

Fun Fitness Gear Giveaway!

View Sport tank

This post is sponsored by ViewSPORT®. All opinions are my own. Today, I have a fun sweat-inspired giveaway from ViewSPORT®, the makers of sweat-activated fitness gear! I have worked with ViewSPORT® in the past, and they have expanded their collection of shirts and tank tops to include hoodies, tights, capris, and shorts. The Faster, Better, Stronger […]

How to Stay Fit While Traveling

Dumbbells

Whether it’s for work or play, travel can be tough on your fitness routine. But, it doesn’t have to. Here are a few tips I use for staying fit on the road. 1. Explore Your Surroundings A workout doesn’t have to take place in the gym. Depending on your destination, take time to explore your […]

18 Weeks Pregnant

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Thanks to For Two Fitness® for sponsoring this campaign. I recently shared a first trimester update, so here’s an 18 week follow-up for those interested (I understand this may not be everyone’s cup tea!). Food Aversions/Cravings: Snack plates continue to be a favorite. But, it could also be due to the summertime temperatures. Sometimes my body is […]

No Equipment Outdoor Workouts

Outdoor workout with toddler burpees 2

I have been relying on no equipment outdoor workouts while Jada and I are visiting my family!  You guys know I love lifting heavy weights and find that is an effective way to not only get stronger, but stay lean. However, when I’m traveling, I can’t bring my barbell with me. Accordingly, here are an […]

What to Expect When Expecting

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During my pregnancy with Jada, I read What to Expect® When You’re Expecting religiously. My best friend gave me the book when I told her I was pregnant. I found it immensely helpful to read about the journey I was presently on. There is plethora of information designed to help expecting mothers, and I couldn’t read enough! I […]

Pregnancy Questions: First Trimester

For Two Fitness Shirt

I’m so grateful for all of your kind comments on our big news! I’m going through the comments to answer your questions, and thought it’d be helpful to share a post. What was the first trimester like? Were you sick? I’m in the 2nd trimester at 17 weeks now. And, just like with Jada, I was lucky to avoid […]