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Hello sweet child. I am writing you this letter today because I walked out on you and everyone yesterday, and I want you to know why. I want you to look back on that night and understand it was because I love you so much. I walked out the door, and I kept walking because I needed to breath and think about why we were butting heads.
See, my precious, you are everything to me. You made me a mother. We aren’t seeing eye to eye right now, and I am wracking my brain and reading books to understand you better.
I want you to know how special you are. You are incredibly smart. Your mind races from one idea to the next, and you put together the mysteries of the world in the most beautiful, philosophical theories. Your appetite for fun, adventure and danger are insatiable, and sometimes I’m envious at how magically you see the world.
You’d have your license, make yourself dinner and be off to see the world if I’d let you. You have no filters, no pain and nothing holding back your ideas and capabilities, except that you are only four.
I forget that you’re just a four year old because we have such mature conversations. You repeat everything you hear as if you’re another adult in my life. I have to remind myself that your body and your mind aren’t quite in sync yet. Your little-boy hands and feet can’t stop moving, even though your mind understands why they should. You can’t help but wonder what happens when you throw your car off a cliff. You understand why you can’t hit your brother, but your frustration over takes you, and you haven’t developed the maturity to stop yourself from hitting him.
I have so much love for you, my oldest boy, and I want you to know I am working hard to better understand you, how to discipline you and how to make you feel loved. I didn’t walk out the door and leave you and your brother that night because I didn’t love you. I knew you were safe with Daddy, and I knew everything was okay, but I allowed myself to leave and take a break from our struggles, so we could find harmony again.
You are a brilliant child who challenges and stretches me to find a patience I never knew I had. You are a little boy who exudes a pure joy and happiness for life, that I don’t want to tame in any way. I want to allow you to run wild and feel all that is wonderful, but I also need to set safe boundaries.
I want us to remember that night as a time when we weren’t seeing eye to eye, but a turning point where I put on my big girl pants and worked harder to understand, love and guide you as we figure things out together.
I have a very specialized program for postpartum mamas looking to heal, nourish and regain their strength. I really struggled healing after my first child, and even went through pelvic floor physical therapy for weeks to manage scar tissue that developed from tearing. I have experience studying nutrition, physical therapy and I taught Pilates, so I’ve put together a program I wish I would’ve followed from the beginning.
A program that first heals your body through specialized movements and nourishing foods. Foods are so essential to your body finding the nutrients it needs to put itself back together again. Your postpartum body needs special care in the first 4-6 weeks where you focus on regaining strength and properly fueling your body for breastfeeding.
Here is what one mama emailed me on the program:
“I absolutely love the program! Just got finished with workout 4 and I’m dying I can only do these 2x thru and my second round is pretty funny to see I’m sure! I will work up to 3x:-) By the way, your little boy angel in the videos is too precious and makes me smile! My boys have been doing these with me as well🏼!
Here is what another mama posted in the Facebook Group:
“Feeling GREAT on this program!!! It’s unbelievable how eating clean makes such a difference. Let me rephrase that…it’s amazing the difference eating nutrient dense foods makes! My skin is glowing and I’m already shedding pounds! I also tried the first workout today and did well although I had to modify a bit and omit the backwards burpee (I had cesarean just over a month ago and don’t quite feel ready for that exercise just yet but I will get there). Loving this plan! Thank you SO MUCH for tour help! Currently eating pictures lunch while writing this ☺”
This program then moves you into gaining physical fitness back. I will never forget the first time I tried to go for a run around 12 weeks postpartum after my first baby. I didn’t do any strength work, so I was literally jelly. I had lost all my extra fat and my previous muscle. So depressing. I was barely able to start gaining it back before I got pregnant and sick again with my second. I’ve learned so much on maintaining muscle postpartum through a unique diet and Pilates routines. I walk you through all of this too!
Lastly, I take you into a workout program to combine with a meal plan to help you lose the baby weight, not your milk!! !
I created this program to be affordable and realistic for new mams!