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We asked our community of amazing mamas to pause, reflect and share a story about their most memorable moment as a mother. Mother's Day is a special day, as a mother and to celebrate our mothers. For some, including myself it is a day to remember the ones we love, and the ones we have lost. Motherhood is a magical thing. Babies are tiny miracles. If you are reading this, know that if you have lost a baby, you are not alone. Mother's Day will forever be a bittersweet day for me, but I am so grateful to have two healthy, beautiful girls to love and cherish.

On this special day, may you feel loved and appreciated for all of the amazing things you are, and the million things that you do. Happy Mother's Day Fit Mamas!

Mirella's Mother’s Day Story

I am so lucky to be a mama to two beautiful kids, one girl and one one boy not that it ever mattered what gender they were. It was always about them being healthy and happy. My pregnancies were great but deliveries tough. With my daughter, I was one week late... laboured drug free for 12hrs and with epidural for another 24, only to be told I needed a cesarian. Finally after 36 hrs and a cesarian, I had my baby girl in my arms. So exhausted but I would do it all over again a million times for her.

Second time around, I thought with a scheduled cesarian with my son would be a breeze. Boy was I wrong. Once he was delivered he needed to be taken straight to the Nicu as he was not breathing properly. They told us he had fluid in his lungs and he would get to be with me the next day. Not being able to be with my baby, hold him and stare at his beautiful face broke my heart. I thought it was only for one night. Unfortunately the unexpected happened and he had further complications. Both his lungs collapsed. It was my worst nightmare come true. He needed to be transported to Sickkids, so my husband went with him while I stayed one more day In hospital. I was devastated. Not only was my baby not well, but I couldn’t be by his side and it hurt like hell. It was my hardest day as a mother. I finally got to hold him at 4 days old, a feeling I can never explain. I would spend days at the hospital, and evenings at home with my 3 year old daughter. The days were hard and long, emotionally and physically since I was still recovering from surgery.

At two weeks old, we finally were able to bring our baby boy home. I had my two babies in my arms and together, one of the best days of my life and my most memorable moment as a mother. Layla and Amedeo truly are my greatest blessings.

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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 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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