8.19.2015

Let's Talk about Baby Weight


Baby weight.  Let's talk about it.


My body has done some incredible things. It has allowed a beautiful little girl to grow inside it and it then was able to welcome her to the world.



It has gone skydiving, traveled the world, celebrated 28 birthdays and countless other things.



I love my body. My body as it is now, my body as it has been and my body as it will be. Life is too short to hate, nitpick or be self-conscious about the little things. My body has done some incredible things and I hope it continues to do so.

But back to that baby weight.



Before having Bonnie Ann I was in the best shape of my left and I felt great. I felt strong, confident, energetic and just all-around great.  I still feel confident, strong and great, but I know I can physically feel better than I do now.  I know that I can have more energy, more confidence, more strength and just feel healthier on a day-to-day basis.  

I don't regret a single ounce of weight I have because of that little girl, but I am ready to move on from it and put those pounds in my past.


I don't want to lose the baby weight because I hate my body. I want to lose the baby weight because I want to get back to feeling as good as I once did.

I have had people tell me that it's not a race, that I shouldn't care, that baby weight is just something mothers have to live with, that I should focus on her and forget about my weight.  Respectfully, I have to disagree.

Mothers don't have to be stuck in a body that doesn't feel right.
Baby weight isn't a disease without a cure.
We can focus on us without forgetting about our babies.
We can love our bodies while seeking to change them.
Doing something good for myself is, in fact, the same thing as doing something good for Bonnie.
We deserve to feel 100%.

So, that baby weight?

Yep, it's still there.   I haven't lost it all, even though I have been trying to.  It has been a bit of a struggle and I have become a bit frustrated with it from time to time (coaches struggle too!)  I swear that baby weight is a little bit stickier than pre-baby weight (that statement, of course, has no medical truth behind it!)

I'm a mom, a coach, a wife and a friend.  I struggle, I try again, and I will succeed.  Now, though, I'm looking for a bit of help!  On September 7th I will be starting a new challenge group but in this challenge group I will be a participant as well as the person who runs it!  This group will help hold me accountable as well as the others in it.  

I'm adding an extra twist to this group.  Let's call it a bonus, if you will.  This group will not only be focusing on physical fitness and nutrition, it will also incorporate self-love and acceptance.  Everyone who commits to this group will receive a copy of You are a Badass by Jen Sincero as a gift from me.  Throughout the course of the group we will read this book, discuss it, and transform not only our bodies but our minds and spirits as well!

Positive thinking and an eager heart can do so much for each of us but we too often overlook what we need because we are so focused on what everyone else needs.  In this group?  We are going to commit to putting ourselves first for 60 days; I for one am beyond excited to get started!

If you have extra baby weight (or even pre-baby weight!) to get rid of AND you would like to work one-on-one with me to transform your physical and mental fitness, please fill out the application below.  There will only be a handful of dedicated & passionate people admitted into this group.  I am keeping it small on purpose, so we can really get to know each other and kick butt on our goals.  

I hope to have you be one of the few!


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