Archive for month: March, 2019
March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

4 Reasons Why Moms Should Strength Train

To me Strength Training as a Mom is a no brainer…but some moms still need some help in order to be convinced that making strength training a priority in their busy lives will benefit them. Momming is non stop. Whether you are carrying them, chasing after them or bending over constantly to pick up after them, you need to be able to perform basics


March 5, 2019 | 1 Comments

The Best Core Exercise For New Mamas

I get a ton of questions with regards to core exercises from my new mamas. Stacey, “what is the best core exercise to perform so I can get my abs back?” Many mamas are looking for me to say planks or cross body crunches but the reality is breathing properly is going to the most important core exercise to perform in the postpartum period. I


February 22, 2019 | 1 Comments

4 Exercises To Get Rid of Mom-Butt And Low Back Pain

As moms, our posture changes during pregnancy and all the sitting we do postpartum can really leave us with tight hips. These tight hips take over for our glutes, leaving us in pain, with no rear end to boot “aka” MOM-BUTT.  This post share my 4 exercise sequence to get rid of mom- butt and low back pain. So give them a try. This is an


October 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Welcome To The World Eva Rachel

Life is crazy. I lost my sister in July of 2017. I was given a daughter in July of 2018. Needless to say it’s been an emotional year and all of those mixed emotions associated with grief ultimately ended up carrying me through the birth of Eva. Birth stories are something I love hearing and reading…so here is mine. Everyone said that the second


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


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


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


December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Squats, Pizza + Pregnancy

I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving and enjoyed time with friends and family and some of your favorite foods! If you are struggling to get back to your “norm” give this article by Josh Hillis a read! It’s Not Thanksgiving That Makes You Fat– Josh Hillis This week I shared my new favorite squat variation courtesy of Erik Börjesson.


December 7, 2015 | 4 Comments

An Honest Account of My First Trimester of Pregnancy

Learning how to listen to my body with regards to both exercise and nutrition are skills that will serve me well being pregnant.  I believe that strength training and healthy nutrition will not only help me throughout my pregnancy but also helped me to get pregnant in the first place. As it turns out I was pregnant at my wedding! Anthony and I had