We want our bodies back!!

We want our bodies back!!

We love being mothers, right? It is a gift from God. We would just like to feel sexy again or wear our favorite jeans again. We usually wait until after Christmas to start a workout routine. Every year people torture themselves at New Years by making weight loss resolutions. Lets try a fun resolution, like taking a vacation and enjoying more date nights. Make the decision to start weight loss or toning well beyond New Years so that you can pace yourself. Summer bodies are built-in the winter. Don’t wait until New years to make a resolution. Want or need a personal trainer, but it’s too costly? Check out our new services. Online and personalized training. Post baby bodies, summertime fine bodies and I just want to look and feel good bodies!
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Its a Movement! A Post Baby Body Movement!!

Its a Movement! A Post Baby Body Movement!!

Hey ladies, now we have all been down this postnatal road. We know how hard it is to lose our fabulous mummy tummy! Well, 993393_603658246351885_1091449158_nI’m here to help. I am not some genetic miracle and yes it is hard, dedicated work, but super possible! See I too, struggled with my tummy. Even more so after I stopped breastfeeding.  I tried every video and tummy lose trick out there. The truth is, it takes good old fashion fitness and nutrition.

Prior to my daughter, I had a decent shape and semi flat stomach. I was told by many people, that I would never have a flat tummy after a c section and abdominal separation. Ha!! I proved them wrong and I am here to help you all out, if you would like. As many of you know, I am a certified specialist in fitness nutrition and a weight management consultant that runs both on site and an online business. Honestly, it is cool, because I love what I do! Your fitness and meal plans are tailored exclusively you for you. Yes, only you! I chose to include online training in my services because, lets face it. Moms all around America would like to know this information. So go ahead ladies and even guys, pass this information along and use it if you need it. Looking forward to our journey together!

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Teething

Teething

So, Brooklyn is turning 6 months next Thursday and she has two teeth which cut two weeks ago. Whew, I have heard stories, but she most definitely hates it! At first I used the mesh food bag, that worked for one day. Then, there was organic infant oils for teething which lasted two days. Then my saving grace so far (only during the day) CELERY!!!!!! Yes, I said celery, she loves and it is durable enough to get through the chewing. Nighttime is a different story, normally she slept until 5 am, but not now! So I used the Naturals baby orajel, it worked for last night but I ordered her teething tablets by Homeostasis Labs. Those should be here tomorrow and I will keep you posted 😉 Orajel isn’t bad, but I prefer something more homeopathic because she would need it quite often.

*Any teething remedies that worked for you??

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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding

Ok, if I eat one more bowl of oatmeal, take one more fenugreek, or drink one more cup of Mothers Milk or Breastea tea, I’m going to scream!!!!! Anyone else thinking the same thing? Ahhh, but i wouldn’t change a thing! People often give parenting advice, but leave out some key points. On a more serious note, the things that I just listed, really help increase my milk flow. When Brooklyn was 4 1/2 months, my supply got so low that I had formula on the kitchen counter with a sad look on my face. I felt terrible that my milk was lacking, but I was not going to not feed my child. However, I decided that I would feed her the stored milk and power pump, eat oatmeal, drink the tea and take fenugreek until I ran out of milk. To my surprise, it worked and I was back on track 🙂 some times the right side lags, but the left side keeps up. Another thing, these sweet cravings are absolutely incredibly crazy!! I have never been a big sweet eater, but breastfeeding has changed me!
*Inspiration: just because it may be low, doesn’t mean it’s gone. And if you must use formula, it’s ok, your child’s proper nourishment is most important!

Mommyhood

Mommyhood

Whew!!!!!!!!! So I have been missing in action for about a month and a half, that’s what happens in early parenthood. You try to sit down ad watch the Soaps or read “Fifty Shade of Grey” but you still have to make baby food, cook dinner, wash two loads, put one away, change sheets, bathe the baby, feed the baby, find time to pump (if your breastfeeding), and remember to eat and shower!! Remembering yourself in this equation sounds easy, but trust me, it’s not! I recently visited with my in-laws and every night by730, I had to leave to tend to Brooklyn’s nighttime ritual. I like to keep her schedule. So needless to say, I was lonely after she went to bed. I feel so old now because I go to bed when she does. And I’m actually sleepy, lol! My husband and in laws had a great time, which was wonderful because they don’t see each often. For me, it was a very, very busy weekend, but the highlight was seeing them. Luckily, I had more hands to help hold, feed or change her.

Anyway, this post is about postpartum or something like it. Many women hide their personal thoughts, with the belief that people will think they are crazy. I never felt like I wanted to hurt myself or the baby, nor did I have any regrets. I did however feel overwhelmed. One day I remember just being full of tears. Postpartum includes anxiety, tearfulness, restlessness and mood changes, but everything you go through is not postpartum. At this stage, she is 23 weeks. Honestly, I have headaches, dehydration, sleepless nights, back pains, and overall fatigue. All these things don’t make me anything but a mother. Can you relate?? The fact is that I breastfeed which takes every ounce of me. If I do not sleep, eat, drink water, and monitor my overall wellbeing, I will not produce milk! On the days that I don’t produce as much as I need to, I almost panic and feel bad. Thankfully, I have plenty of remedies that are wonderful and work. No one said parenting was easy, but that beautiful toothless smile that greets me each day, makes it especially worth it!