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Tips for Healing and Rebuilding Strength Postpartum

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By Kate Horney Staying fit during pregnancy reaps big benefits for you and for your baby. Moms who are active during pregnancy experience quicker recovery postpartum, and are more likely to workout post-baby. But even if you did not workout during pregnancy, it’s not too late to heal and rebuild strength postpartum. Postpartum: What to do FIRST First, spend time with your baby! Give yourself time ...[Read More]

Every New Mom CAN Find Time to Exercise!

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By Kate Horney New moms have a lot to think about: when to feed the baby, what to do if they cry… and how to get rid of those extra pounds packed on during pregnancy. There is a TON of conflicting information out there about how to lose baby weight. If you’re not an expert, it’s really difficult to know where to start, especially when you’re sleep-deprived, overwhelmed, and already have so much on ...[Read More]

How to Get Rid of Loose Skin After Pregnancy

How to Get Rid of Loose Skin After Pregnancy

By Kate Horney Lots of moms come to me asking how to get rid of loose skin after they lose their baby weight but still have a “baby belly.” When it comes to getting rid of loose skin after having a baby, there are many factors to consider. Much of this has to do with how much weight you gained, how much your stomach and skin stretched, and what your genetic make up looks like when it comes to skin ...[Read More]

5 Best Yoga Poses During Pregnancy + Their Benefits

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By Adrienne Herrenbruck As expectant mothers it is so important to keep health and fitness as a high priority. Although many soon-to-be-moms want to stay very active during pregnancy, it’s also critical to be safe for both the mom and child. The practice of Yoga during pregnancy has increased dramatically over the last several years, and there are several reasons you may want to jump on the ...[Read More]

Crockpot Freezer Meals to Make Before Baby

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By Kate Horney One thing that I LOVED as a new mom was having already prepared dinners ready and on hand. I found that when I was tired, sleep deprived, and had a newborn attached to me 24/7, the last thing I wanted to do was go to the grocery store and then spend hours at the in the kitchen to make a healthy meal. To make things easier, I stocked up on crockpot freezer meals in the last few weeks ...[Read More]

4 Postpartum Fat-loss Mistakes you Must STOP Making

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By Kate Horney Unfortunately, mainstream media and fitness experts don’t understand how to communicate with new moms about fat-loss, nutrition and fitness. I see so many new moms making some really big postpartum fat-loss mistakes without even knowing it. That’s why I created the Beyond Baby 12 week Postpartum Fat-loss System. It is based on the single most important thing to moms like you and me: ...[Read More]

Are Postpartum Girdles Bad For You?

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By Kate Horney I recently shared this photo comparing my super stretched baby belly to my flat tummy two years later.      The post was intended to help you understand how to heal a diastasis recti with information on what to avoid and the best exercises you can do to heal your ab separation. (Click here for more info.) When I shared the post, however, my inbox was flooded with ques ...[Read More]

New Mom FAQ

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By Kate Horney I recently had the opportunity to chat with Jillian Michaels, a celebrity fitness trainer, author, and television personality known for her appearances on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. Jillian recently wrote the book Yeah Baby! in which she and a team of top-notch experts cover various new mom topics including child development, pregnancy and so much more, and wanted to talk to ...[Read More]

How to Heal Diastasis Recti

How to Heal Diastasis Recti

By Kate Horney How to Heal Diastasis Recti  Some degree of abdominal separation will always occur during pregnancy. This is because everyone’s core muscles have to expand to give room for the baby to grow!  In fact, in about 60% of pregnancies the abdominal separation will be wider than 2-2.5 finger widths apart and you will be considered to have diastasis recti. In many cases ...[Read More]

Does Birth Control Make You Gain Weight?

Does Birth Control Make You Gain Weight?

By Kate Horney There have been countless times over the past 10+ years working with women that I’ve talked with women who are frustrated that they simply can’t lose weight.  Many come to me in tears: they are consistent with their workouts, their nutrition is on point, and yet… they’re not reaching their goals.   Or even worse- they’re GAINING weight.&n ...[Read More]