Two stories. One Point. (Before and After pics)

Two stories.  One point. I remember the first time someone called me fat.  Ok, in his defence, he called me "chubby" but I heard "fat". I was 22 and was taking a on-camera class from a legendary film acting teacher.  I adored him and his methods.  And I felt VERY...

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Why I quit my cleanse and why you should too.

Why I quit my cleanse and why you should too. I am typically an all-or-nothing type of lady.  When I do something, I go for it.  And I am not normally a quitter. I would ROCK Survivor! But in the past 2 months, I have quit two separate cleanses.  Yup.  Two.  Totally...

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There is no Golden Ticket. A little (Tough) Love Letter.

There is no Golden Ticket. A little (Tough) Love Letter. It happens every so often. A Mama emails me and confesses that she doesn't think my classes are working for her because she hasn't lost the 'baby weight' yet. She loves me but the number on the scale isn't...

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My personal battle with Postpartum anxiety.

  My personal battle with Postpartum anxiety. I had always been a bit of a worrier. I could imagine a worst-case scenario with the best of them. But I remember this moving up a notch when I became pregnant. I thought it was just part and parcel to having child....

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“ALL OF THE GREEN THINGS” SMOOTHIE!

"ALL OF THE GREEN THINGS" SMOOTHIE! I love me a good smoothie.  Super easy to throw together and super easy to eat on the go (when Daycare drop-off isn't going quite as planned...).  And it is also one of the only ways I can get my little dude to eat vegetables......

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My very own 12 week smackdown!

This Mama is giving herself a 12 week smackdown. First off, thank you thank you thank you for your outpouring of kind words and encouragement, all your "Shares", your "Me too!" responses, and your "Thank you for sharing!"s after last week's post.  I was so overwhelmed...

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My husband asked me if we could talk….

My husband asked me if we could talk.... Last week was my 3rd wedding anniversary. 3 years ago me and the love of my life said "I do" on the sandy beach of Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba, in front of 25 of our closest family and friends.  It was pure magic. Cut back to the...

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Water Water Everywhere!

Drink your water! I know this is not new information but it is uber important.  Water is the most important of all the important things.  Important!   Did you know that 75% of the North American population is chronically dehydrated?  Chronically!  And Mamas are...

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The Body I Live In.

The body I live in. I don't remember having body shame. I guess this makes me lucky?  I, honestly, don't remember being made fun of for my body or shape or feeling shame or trying to cover up or even overexpose for that matter. Until I had a kid. I wake up every...

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Your bod ain’t nothin’ without your brain.

Part 5 of 5 of the Mummy Tummy Solution. (Click for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4) I don't know if you know this but babies are stressful. "WHAAAAAATTT!?!?!", you say. Yup.  Cute, snuggly, laughing, stress-inducing poop and puke machines. The problem?  Stress is...

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When SLEEP becomes a 4-letter word.

(Part 4 of the Mummy Tummy Solution - Read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.) When I was pregnant with the little dude I remember so many people telling me to "get my sleep now".  This was probably the most frustrating thing anyone could say to me because once I hit the 34...

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The secret saboteur of your Mummy Tummy

The secret (or not so secret) saboteur to any fitness regime.  Inflammation. (Part 3 of the Mummy Tummy Solution.  Read Part 1 and Part 2) So there is this random stat that roams around the internet that says 80% of losing weight is in the kitchen and 20% is in the...

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Your hips don’t lie.

Shakira was right. Your hips don't lie. Last week I started my 5 part series on reasons why Mamas can't seem to get rid of that little Mummy Tummy post birth (CLICK HERE FOR PART 1).  Today I am tackling Part 2. Sometimes, no matter how many abdominal exercises Mamas...

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The #1 question I get asked as a post-natal specialist

I get asked this question about 1 billion times a day in person, by email, on Facebook, by strangers who just learned what I do, by Mamas who have been working with me for a while, by Mamas who are 9 months pregnant and terrified. How the EFF do I get rid of this...

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YO’ MAMA WAS RIGHT. CHEW YOUR FOOD.

Am I the only one whose Mother told her to chew her food? If I am, I envy your childhood. Now my husband has replaced my mother and teases me about my natural tendency to inhale my food. It is like I am afraid someone is going to take my tacos away from me. And I'll...

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