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Working out as a parent can be tough! Trying to fit it in between feedings and naps or shuffling kids around to various activities. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a working outside-the-home mom, we all have different challenges with our time and energy. To stay healthy and be able to show up well for our families we need to take care of ourselves physically too. Check out this tour of my home gym! Home Gym Set Up and Tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnj7YTxH1yk I’ve been through several stages of trying to find time to work out and reach my fitness goals, whether that was on business trips, at home, at the gym, having a personal trainer, etc. When the world shut down due to COVID I shifted to working out at home pretty well. I was doing personal training via FaceTime, signed up for the Peloton App on my phone, and…

If you’ve been searching for healthy lactation smoothies that will help increase your breast milk supply while also helping your postpartum weight loss goals, you’re in luck. I’ve compiled our top 7 lactation smoothie recipes that are healthy for milk supply AND weight loss. These lactation smoothies are a great source of protein which will help you keep your milk supply up. Post partum weight loss is already difficult enough without having to worry about losing your milk supply. That stress is what motivated me to create this post resource – make sure to pin it for later so that you can find the best lactation shakes! These are the breastfeeding smoothies I drink during my postpartum recovery. They are healing, boost milk supply, and help with postpartum weight loss. Want support for your own postpartum recovery? Perhaps you would like a resource that offers milk-making smoothies and after baby…

Want a postpartum workout routine that works? Of course, you do – it’s why you’re here! After having and recovering from two pregnancies, I know exactly what goes into an after-pregnancy workout routine – meaning I know what moves work and what ones don’t. The postpartum workouts I am going to recommend will help flatten your tummy and get you into shape. In this post, I plan to take you through what you need in a post-baby workout, what I do as a postnatal workout, and what I advise you not to do for a postnatal workout. Here’s What Needs to be Part of Your Postpartum Workout Routine An ab-focused plan to reconnect your mind-muscle connection Posture exercises to correct posture issues that develop during pregnancy Body weight strength work to build strength back safely Long, slow cardio that helps burn fat An important thing to understand is that once…

I’m breastfeeding my third baby now and I’ve finally got a handle on how to lose the baby weight without affecting my milk supply. I’ve even had a bout of mastitis from overproducing, while still losing all the baby weight in about 2 months.  Your breastfeeding diet is key to telling your body it’s okay to let go of fat, while also providing the nutrients that produce the liquid gold your baby needs. If you are looking for a quick way to increase your breast milk supply, while not consuming extra calories, I highly recommend Fenugreek. I’ve used it a few ways, but the capsule versions worked best for me. I also found this resource amazing in helping me understand breastfeeding and how to keep up a healthy supply. I know that a nutrient-dense breastfeeding diet plan is essential for successfully maintaining a good milk supply level while also being able to meet my…

Protein packed smoothies are a great way for moms to fill us with good calories, a good way to lose baby weight and help boost milk supply.  Protein powder is safe for breastfeeding and can serve several purposes at once for both baby and mom. Protein shakes are such a great way to take in a lot of nutrients, which if you are breastfeeding, you need! Protein is so important for lactation and getting enough of it can be difficult for busy moms.  Let’s talk about why protein powders are super helpful to breastfeeding moms. Are protein powders safe for breastfeeding mothers? Yes, here’s why: Protein powders offer high concentrates of essential vitamins and minerals that are normally difficult to consume Protein powders are filling and versatile for use in various shakes and recipes Protein powders are derived from organic and clean ingredients, not chemicals. Protein powders can be sweetened…

It is no secret that staying in shape is important in everyday life, and you can improve your physical being in several different ways. Reducing fats and sugars from your diet and choosing to eat healthily is one way. But some people also like to exercise frequently by going to the gym, taking up interesting sports, and even practicing yoga and meditation. Finding different ways to get in shape is easy, but sticking to them is the hard part. Why exactly is maintaining your physical form such a big deal? Decreased Risk of Chronic Disease By exercising frequently and making good choices to keep your body healthy you are reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases in the future.  Eating foods high in salts, saturated fats, and sugar can lead to numerous different diseases and conditions, from diabetes and gum disease to potential cancers.  Making the right choices and eating…

Staying healthy while pregnant is extremely important, for you and your baby. Being pregnant doesn’t mean that you need to stop working out, or that you can’t start.  A tailored exercise and workout plan in pregnancy can support a joyful birth.  In this blog, we look at pregnancy-safe workout options for expectant mothers.  Pregnancy-Related Physical Change Pregnancy involves significant changes to your body.  Mamas-to-be will experience weight gain and postural changes as the baby grows. Abdominal and pelvic floor muscles are stretched and weakened across the course of the pregnancy, which can result in back and pelvis pain and issues with urinary leakage.  Fluctuation in hormone levels plays an important role in this process, with the hormone relaxing increasing laxity (looseness) of ligaments and hypermobility of joints and impacting circulation.   Avoiding the Temptation to Hibernate for 9 Months Reading this, you might feel tempted to retreat to your…

Staying healthy and fit is a priority to most women today and the pressures of eliminating excess baby weight postpartum is a burden too many of us bear. Unfortunately, the cost of going to a gym, or purchasing home equipment for weight loss and strength-training activities can add up and put a pinch on your bank account. This can set us up for depressing mood swings, or feeling hopeless about losing weight. Thankfully, there is hope! Taking a few moments to browse the web, I’ve found some surefire ways to bring back a smile in the weight-loss realm. Wouldn’t you love an encouraging boost to get your daily fitness routine back on track and still stay within a healthy budget? Here is a selection of fabulous fitness finds that should be easier on the budget and inspire you to knock that postpartum weight off in a flash. Many of these…

Pregnancy and childbirth are often considered some of the most beautiful events in life. The BBC reports that in America, there were 3.6 million births from women aged 15-44 years old in 2020. This is a 4% decline from the previous year’s numbers and shows that the rate of childbirth has continued to decrease annually since 1979. Research shows that this dip is because many women prefer to become mothers much later in life as compared to the previous decades. They claim that this helps them be more prepared for the inevitable differences a baby will make in their lives. How pregnancy changes the body When someone goes through pregnancy, they will notice that their body changes in several ways. Women can experience sensory changes during pregnancy, for one. An example of this is when you start to feel an aversion to food or scents you used to like. You…

Don’t you just love getting outside in the fresh air and enjoying the beauty of nature all around you? Isn’t it sad thinking that many people are stuck indoors all day working at jobs in an office without so much as even a view of the outdoors? If you are the kind of gal who jumps at the chance to get outside on your own and breathe in the wholesome goodness of that fresh air and sunshine, and maybe even get in a quick workout to shape and tone your body, then you’re in luck. This post is just for you! Whether it’s running, golfing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, or mountain climbing, you’ll find a bunch of affordable fitness gear products to assist moms (like you) who love the outdoors!  Fitness and Sports Gear for Moms Who Love Outdoor Workouts  Invincible Fitness Agility Ladder Training Equipment Set This equipment set helps…