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Is Protein Powder Safe While Pregnant & Nursing?

Is Protein Powder Safe While Pregnant & Nursing?

By Kate Horney This is a question I am asked MULTIPLE times per day. (Seriously). And I don’t blame new moms. When I became pregnant with my first son, I asked the same question as well! Experts recommend women who are pregnant and nursing to take a minimum of an extra 25 grams of protein a day. This means that during pregnancy, more protein-rich products must be consumed to help you and the ...[Read More]

5 Tummy Safe Stroller Exercises!

5 Tummy Safe Stroller Exercises!

By Kate Horney As a busy mom myself, I understand the mountain of obstacles that new moms face when it comes time to exercise. You want to look good, feel great and have the energy you need to keep up with your little one, yet sleep deprivation and crazy infant feeding schedules (on top of the million of other things you have going on) make it tough to get in any kind of routine. According to a st ...[Read More]

Proper Way to Push a Stroller + Jogging Stroller 101

Proper Way to Push a Stroller + Jogging Stroller 101

By Kate Horney When it comes to pushing your stroller, proper posture and alignment is key.  Before beginning to exercise with your baby and stroller, it’s important to learn the basics of how to properly push your baby without adding pressure to your core. When it comes to impact on your pelvic floor, core and back, if not done properly, pushing a heavy object, like a stroller, is no differe ...[Read More]

Can Moms Have Abs?

Can Moms Have Abs?

Dear Moms, Thanks for joining us for the replay of our LIVE #fitmom Chat! Can moms have abs? We dispel the age old myth that “having a baby wrecks your body,” and “once you have a baby, your body is never the same.” We also share how our bodies are now in even BETTER shape AFTER having our babies.  The importance of NUTRITION! Think – simple ingredients you can pronounce, ...[Read More]

How to Lose Baby Weight: Hormone Imbalance Symptoms

How to Lose Baby Weight: Hormone Imbalance Symptoms

Kate Horney Last week we talked about how to lose baby weight and the 4 keys to getting your body back. You learned the importance of healing and rebuilding abdominal separation (how to fix diastasis recti) and you got a glimpse at what proper postpartum training and nutrition should look like (hint: pick weights over cardio and ditch the crazy diet!). We also talked about balancing metabolic ...[Read More]

How to Lose Baby Weight: 4 Keys to Get Your Body Back

How to Lose Baby Weight: 4 Keys to Get Your Body Back

By Kate Horney One of the most frequently asked questions I get from moms is about how to lose baby weight. Whether it’s a pregnant mama who is worried about how to lose baby weight when the time comes, or it’s a postpartum mom who is wondering how to get rid of those extra pounds packed on during pregnancy now that her bundle of joy is here. (The snuggles are great, but the scale ...[Read More]

Diastasis Recti Part 3 – Diastasis Recti Postpartum

diastasis recti exercises

By Claire Martin-Royle (Personal Trainer, Pre and Post Natal Fitness Specialist, and BeyondFit Trainer) Today we will discuss Diastasis Recti exercises (DR) postpartum. Check out Diastasis Recti Part 1 for more information on what DR is and how and when to test for it, Diastasis Recti Part 2 for how to limit diastasis recti during pregnancy and now our best DR postpartum t ...[Read More]

How to Know if You Have Diastasis Recti…and What to Do About It

How to Know if You Have Diastasis Recti…and What to Do About It

By: Claire Martin-Royle (Personal Trainer, Pre and Post Natal Fitness Specialist, and BeyondFit Trainer) Diastasis Recti (Abdominal Separation) – PART ONE! Diastasis Recti (DR), also known as abdominal separation, is one of those topics that you may have heard about or read about, but, in my experience, most moms are not quite sure what it is or whether they have it. How to know if you h ...[Read More]

{Recipe} Lactation Cookies

{Recipe} Lactation Cookies

By Samantha Hoekstra   This lactation cookie recipe was shared by guest blogger Samantha!   Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons flaxseed meal 4 Tablespoons water 1 cup coconut oil 1 1/2 cups firmly packed coconut sugar or Stevia 2 eggs, room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups almond flour 3-4 Tablespoons brewer’s yeast 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups rolled oats 1 cup chocolate c ...[Read More]

{Recipe} Lactation Cookie

{Recipe} Lactation Cookie

By Kate Horney A big question that comes up for most new moms is whether you will nurse or bottle-feed; personally I am a believer big believer of breastfeeding if at all possible.  I breastfed Jackson until he was almost one and I’m still nursing Warren as well. Many nursing moms don’t realize it can be difficult, but to me it’s worth it- and there are ways to help keep up your supply ...[Read More]