The Truth About Breastfeeding and Weight Loss

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Let's touch base on breastfeeding now that I am eight weeks postpartum. More specifically, the truth about breastfeeding and weight loss. Cole is gaining like a champ! And, so is his mom...or, was. Breastfeeding doesn't magically melt away the pounds after pregnancy. For some women, this may be the case. You are burning a ton of calories with milk production. However, I was also consuming a lot of calories. I was so ravenous that I wasn't necessarily grabbing the most nutrient … [Continue reading]

Postpartum Workouts Lately

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Now that I have the clearance from my doctor, I'm excited to add postpartum workouts back into my daily routine! Home Gym Transition Because it's cold thanks to the Chicago winter, I moved some of my home gym equipment downstairs. We also were gifted some cars and Jada loves playing with them while I workout. Independent play for the win. I missed my workouts with Jada. She is always ready to do a burpee with me! Unfortunately, our basement ceilings are super low, so I can't do … [Continue reading]

Elite Boot Camp Level 2 Registration

This is the next phase of training for those of you that have completed Elite Boot Camp. I was so impressed with the level of commitment and progress during the first six weeks. This six week boot camp will continue to challenge you with constantly varied workouts laid out in a specific manner. Additionally, you have the option to follow a nutrition plan coordinated with the workouts.   BOOT CAMP PHILOSOPHY: The philosophy hasn't changed. I still believe in maximizing your … [Continue reading]

How to Avoid Diastasis Recti During Pregnancy

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During my pregnancy, I wrote a post about how I am training my core differently this time in order to avoid diastasis recti.  I'm six weeks postpartum, and I have the go ahead to resume workouts! Regular workouts will help me hit reset and feel like me again. In fact, I completed this one the other day. My doctor also checked my abs, and there is zero separation! My goal during pregnancy was to maintain core strength without increasing my chances of diastasis recti. How to Avoid … [Continue reading]

No Equipment Plyo Circuit

No Equipment Plyo Circuit

This no equipment plyo circuit provides a quality workout for busy lifestyles. No Equipment Plyo Circuit Perform each exercise for 30 seconds, then take a 15 second break. 4 ROUNDS 180° Squats – demo HERE at 0:43 Plank Toe Tap to Frog Jump – demo HERE at 0:55 Split Jack Lunges – demo HERE Side to Side Push-ups – demo HERE at 1:33 Pulse Squat Jumps – demo HERE at 2:38 Plank Hip Twists – demo HERE at 1:54 Mini V-ups – demo HERE REST If you like this style of … [Continue reading]

Cole 1 Month

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Thank you for all your encouragement on my last post and confirmation that my mom feelings are completely normal! One Month Old Cole turned one month old on Saturday, January 10th. What?! His one months stats: 23 1/4 in. (98th percentile) and 10 lbs. 2 oz. (50th percentile), so he's making some gains considering he weighed 6 lbs 12 oz. at birth. Like I mentioned, adding a kiddo to the family is a game changer, and we are slowly adjusting. Caffeine is must with two (so is under eye … [Continue reading]

Mom Guilt

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I love writing this blog, but it is taking a back seat to other responsibilities now. That said, let's catch up! Baby's First Christmas Having a December baby certainly made this Christmas special. Luckily, I had done the decorating prior to his arrival. Nesting mode, much? My aunt found this rattle. Isn't it perfect?! Jada was really into Christmas this year. We watched Frosty the Snowman and Bubble Guppies Holiday Party a million times. And, Christmas presents were a big … [Continue reading]

New Mom Must Haves

New Mom Must Haves

I feel like I'm a new mom again. Balancing two kids is a game changer! Accordingly, here is my list of new mom must haves. I sure hope it helps some of you expecting mamas out there. I'm a minimalist at heart, so I like to streamline the items I actually need as a mom to a newborn. Did anyone else get overwhelmed with gift registries? There are many items out there, and not every baby responds well to each item. That said, here are a list of items I have found to be extremely helpful … [Continue reading]

Elite Online Boot Camp Registration!

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Next Camp will be offered this July -------------------------------------------------------------- Are you ready to rethink the way you workout? I'm looking for a select group of motivated women that want increase their overall fitness, lose body fat, and gain strength for my next 6 week Elite Online Boot Camp. Are you ready for a challenge?! WHO IS THIS CAMP FOR? This camp is designed for motivated women with exercise experience, who want to challenge themselves, and take … [Continue reading]

Merry Christmas

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Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from our family to yours! Hope you have a blessed weekend. Elite Boot Camp 2016 Look for registration in the next few days for Elite Online Boot Camp! … [Continue reading]