Smart Strength
Lifestyle
Food
Recovery
Fat Loss
Pregnancy
Postpartum
Free Workouts
October 16, 2016 | 3 Comments

My Four Favorite Core Exercises That Are Safe for All Four Trimesters

  As a pregnant and postpartum woman, I have heard firsthand the following recommendations from midwives, nurses, and doctors. If you did it before pregnancy, it is safe to continue it throughout pregnancy. Don’t lay on your back after your first trimester. Don’t let your heartbeat go over 140 bpm during exercise. Make sure you do


July 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

THE SUMMER OF JULIA

I am going to make this quick and share a lot of great stuff! Just because I have become a mother doesn’t mean I don’t still have a huge passion for fitness 🙂 Things have definitely shifted a bit with the material I have been reading and the things I have experienced.  My pregnancy proved difficult, but what I was rewarded with is beyond


July 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Join Me and My PNP SUMMER CONSISTENCY GROUP for FREE!

Priorities shifted for awhile, but I am making a comeback 🙂 Last week I returned back to work full-time and it was AMAZING. What a way to start the day! LOVE the little community we have established here 💛 excited to wake up and come see these lovelies on this #thursday morning! Have you gotten your #sweat on today?! #progressnotperfection


May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

10 Things I Learned In My First Month of Motherhood

The love you have for your child is CRAZY. CRAZY LOVE like you have never known before. 2. Your body can survive on VERY little sleep. Prior to having a baby, I was a sleep junkie. I felt my best with 7-8 hrs of sleep a night. Same went for Anthony. It was pretty much the thing we were the most afraid of with a new baby.  When I would get a shitty


May 22, 2016 | 2 Comments

WELCOME TO THE WORLD JULIA VERONICA LAWRENCE!

I’ll share the good part first 🙂 This is my daughter! (Not to mention that my vagina is still fully intact, I had NO TEARING or HEMORRHOIDS!!!!!)   Anthony, Tater and myself are all adjusting and spending every moment we can enjoying this special girl 🙂   Here I am enjoying a cup of coffee on my due date May 21st 2016 with a 17


March 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

3 FREE WORKOUTS JUST FOR YOU :)

Here is my first of THREE FREE WORKOUTS 🙂 This one is fun finisher, so grab a kettlebell and let’s get moving! 8 snatches (on non-dominant hand) 8 squat thrusts (on non-dominant hand) 8 1-arm swings (on non-dominant hand) 50 yard overhead carry (on non-dominant hand) — hand to hand switch and repeat on your dominant hand! Rest :30-:45sec


February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

3 Travel Workouts + Favorite Fitness Reads

  This will be my first post since my honeymoon! If you want to check out some awesome pregnancy friendly travel workouts and hear all about the honeymoon check this out!   Favorite Fitness Reads and Listens: I was lucky enough to contribute to the first two 🙂   Cellulite, Stretch Marks, And A “Love Your Body” Challenge–


February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

3 “Pregnancy Friendly” Travel Workouts

Pura Vida… Means that no matter what your current situation is, life for someone else can always be less fortunate than your own and no matter how little or how much you have in life, we are all here together and life is short…so start living the “pura- vida lifestyle”. This will be my first post since I got back from my honeymoon


January 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

FREE KETTLEBELL FLOW +Favorite Fitness Reads Of The Week!

This is one of my favorite kettlebell flows since becoming pregnant: I like to call it the “Prego Flow Deep Six,” its taken from StrongFirst and I have adapted it to my changing body’s needs :)))) 1- Arm swing, Snatch, Clean, Squat, Press, & TGU (modified) Hand to hand switch and repeat on the opposite side Can be used as a


January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Goodbye 2015 + Hello New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I am happy to announce that there is a new addition to my website 🙂 2015 was a year of awesome transformations due to the success of my Progress Not Perfection Online Nutrition Coaching Group. My next program starts January 4th and runs for 8 weeks. 8 Week Nutrition Coaching Program If you would rather a shorter version of the