10 Fast Facts About Diastasis Recti

Today, I want to give you a rundown on 10 fast facts regarding diastasis recti, or abdominal muscle separation. In full disclosure, I use the term ‘facts’ loosely. In March of 2017. Ha. This all will continue to change, be researched further, and become much more well understood in the future. 10 years ago when…

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6 Glute Exercises To Do During Pregnancy

Keeping the glutes strong in pregnancy can be so key for warding off achy hips and low backs, supporting your belly to your bladder, and setting you up for a more comfortable (physical) postpartum recovery. The glutes are a big (and beautiful) muscle group and are important for helping to stabilize your entire body through…

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Why I Quit Saying “This might be TMI” And You Should Too

There’s a rule with my coaching clients in the To Pregnancy & Beyond program that we don’t preface anything we might say with, “This might be TMI, but….”. Nope. Nope. Nope. I get it. It can be total habit. You don’t even realize you’re saying it. In so many scenarios, we’re taught to keep our bodies…

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“I don’t want to get pregnant because it’ll ruin my body.”

THOSE ARE ACTUAL WORDS I ONCE SAID. Ok, in full disclosure, not just one time. Like, a lot of times.   Ughhhh. Somewhat embarrassing to admit that, but also a great reminder of where I was and where I am now in terms of mindset and my relationships with FOOD and FITNESS. In my early twenties pregnancy was…

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Please Stop 21-Day Fixing Yourself

I used to thrive on lots of intense exercise. Rather, I thought I was thriving. 5-6 workouts per week. Every week. If I missed, I went into the cycle of guilt + food weirdness + ‘feeling fat’. You know those feelings? I used to be a person that all or nothing’d workouts. And food, too. (QUICK: if…

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Coming Back Home

A couple days ago I was out by myself running some errands. I had finished up at the last store, got in my car and texted my husband to tell him I was on my way home. Something about that felt right in a lot of different ways. The ‘coming back home’ bit. 2016 was a LOT…

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To The Mom Whose Birth Went Differently Than She Expected It To And Hoped It Would

I was that mom whose birth went differently than she expected it to and hoped it would. I believed. I prepared. I educated myself. Had the best team. I did the things. Yet, it didn’t go anything like how I thought it might. Turns out, after much reflection, it went exactly like it was supposed…

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Self-Care For Moms With Young Kids (In The Real World)

Erin Brown, a fellow Girls Gone Strong Advisory Board Member and mom, refers to self-care as taking exceptionally good care of yourself and encourages people to do ‘Queen Shit’ in order to do so. I love this. My definition of self-care and Queen Shit has changed remarkably since having my daughter 15 months ago. That’s normal…

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6 Tips For Returning To CrossFit Post-Pregnancy

I’m not going to try to scare you, or suggest you should never go to CrossFit after pregnancy so don’t fear! Returning to or beginning CrossFit, or any form of more intense exercise with heavier weight lifting and higher impact exercise, needs a plan postpartum and preferably not a thrown together workout that looks like same for someone…

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[VLOG] How do I know when I’m ready to increase the intensity of workouts postpartum?

Do I have to wait until 3 months postpartum before I lift any weights? Do I have to finish the Core + Floor Restore program before I start strength training? How do I know when I can lift heavier? Today I’m sharing a super simple guideline that you can keep in the front of your…

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