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We are so excited to launch our first Core challenge this May. We will introduce one new core exercise every day for the next 30 days. Follow along on Instagram and Facebook where we will have daily demonstrations of each exercise on the following Core Challenge Card.


The Core Challenge begins May 1st!


The Challenge

Each day, complete the core exercise as demonstrated. You will do 3 rounds of the exercise: 40 seconds of work with 20 seconds rest in between. That is a total of 3 minutes a day! We can do this!


The Contest

To enter our contest, you must follow and tag @fitmama_training and #fitmamacore30 daily when you post a video or photo of yourself completing the daily challenge on your social media feed. At the end of the 30 days, submit your completed Challenge Card to us at getfit@fitmamatraining.ca for a chance to win our New Nutrition Start Up Program (valued at $99) with our Holistic Nutrition Coach.


Let's do this Fit Mamas!!!



Disclaimer Not all exercises are pre/postnatal safe. Check with your physician before starting any exercise program.


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Every mom can relate, the days are long and slow with a new baby but the weeks and months go by fast. The pandemic isolation life doesn't help either since socializing isn't as easy as it used to be. I've been keeping busy though, especially with a 3 year old to chase after.


At 1 month postpartum, I'm feeling great. With my second baby, the tummy seems to melt away faster and the recovery overall is much better compared to a cesarean birth with my first. I've lost 23lbs naturally and have 15lbs left to lose. I'm not in any rush tho! I have just started teaching classes and training clients this week, which I'm super excited about. I do have one physical setback, and to be completely honest, I feel slightly shy or ashamed to share it. I have a mild uterine prolapse. There, I said it lol!


Uterine prolapse occurs when pelvic floor muscles and ligaments stretch and weaken and no longer provide enough support for the uterus. As a result, the uterus slips down into or protrudes out of the vagina. Apparently this can be common with vaginal births and there is not much that can be done to treat it except to see a pelvic floor therapist to help with pelvic floor strengthening exercises aka kegels etc. I feel ashamed because I'm Fit Mama and I should have 'abs of steel' and pelvic floor muscles that could hold a 20lb baby 😬. I've always approached any personal injury or setback with a level of appreciation. First hand experience going through something like this (although it sucks big time) will make me a better trainer as I'll have a better understanding of how the body functions and the overall recovery process.


So, I have a minor setback when it comes to training. No jumping, dynamic movements or heavy lifting for me but I will continue light strength training and of course focusing on building back those pelvic floor muscles. I will keep you all posted on my progress on a monthly basis! I'd love to hear from you if you've experienced any type of prolapse and/or if you have any recommendations on exercises/treatments that worked for you.


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I wasn't sure how Bella would react when we brought her baby sister home. She wasn't exactly thrilled about her when she was growing in my belly. There were intentional kicks to my belly, extreme tantrums that only mommy could fix and just overall extra needy behaviour while I was pregnant. "Pick me up" was on repeat when I was 8-9 months pregnant.



So many people have asked how Bella is doing now that she is a big sister. The short answer is, she is adjusting. It's funny how everything becomes a blur so quickly. I think it was the second night home with the baby when we had our worst night ever. I literally did not sleep one wink. My milk had not come in yet so baby Kali was crying incessantly. Every time I finally thought I settled her and climbed back into bed, she started crying again. It was 4am when Bella clearly caught wind of the action and made her way into our room to join the party. The second she saw the baby in my arms, she threw herself on the floor and gave us her best tantrum. Both girls were screaming at the top of their lungs. Brennan and I just looked at each other, shocked, and all we could do was laugh at the mayhem. It wasn't funny but laughing broke the tension and we knew we could handle it together. Things have gotten slightly better each day, but every night I go to bed I still have anxiety that Bella will come into our room and 'catch mommy cheating on her with her baby sister'.


My midwife prepared me for this. With Bella I had a massive breakdown when she was about 5 days old. This is when your pregnancy hormones are leaving your body and being replaced by breastfeeding hormones so there is a hormonal influx. I think I cried for 2 days straight. My midwife told me with my second baby, I’ll likely find myself totally fine with the baby but emotions would surround my older child. She was right. I feel badly Bella is so conflicted with this new adjustment. I feel guilty when she sees me loving and tending to her baby sister, and I feel resentment because she’s causing so much grief for us during what should be a beautiful time for our family. It’s not easy, and none of these feelings are nice, but every day does seem to get a little bit better. "It's not going to last forever" my midwife told me. I kind of shrugged off the advice and sucked back the tears not believing her, but here we are 20 days into our new family life of four and Bellas tantrums are subsiding. I find getting her involved with caring for her sister helps. She loves to help change diapers, push the stroller, and if she's in a good mood, she will even give her little sister a kiss and hug. In parenting, I try to remember that everything is a phase. It will come and it will go. I'm looking forward to the phase where these sisters will be loving and sweet and best of friends.


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