Book Review: Fit & Healthy Pregnancy

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I was so excited to get a review copy of Fit & Healthy Pregnancy: How to Stay Strong and in Shape for You and Your Baby. It was early in my own pregnancy, when I was still working out a ton, and I had so much fun gleaning tips from the book. I look at it now, at 34 weeks pregnant, and see the …
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7 Grocery Store Hacks That Make Shopping with Kids a Little Easier

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It's Hack Week over on Fit Bottomed Girls, and we'll be sharing lots of fitness hacks --- tips and tricks to make your fitness life better and easier. We wanted to get in on the fun over here with some mama hacks of our own, particularly ways to make grocery shopping a little easier! With my two …
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Deck of Cards Workout: Quick, Full-Body and No Equipment Needed!

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I know moms are super busy, and it's really hard to carve out an hour to hit the gym. That's why I wanted to share the third video in our 10-part The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet video series with all of the mamas in the house. In it, Jenn goes over a 10-minute workout that needs no equipment --- …
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Body After Baby: Your Mindset Matters

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Body after baby is possibly the touchiest subject for most mamas. It's no secret that we gain weight during pregnancy; our bodies change and things shift. You know what I'm talking about. Body parts are seemingly no longer located in the domain they used to be in! Our bodies don't feel like they …
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11 Tips for First Trimester Workouts

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You may be lucky in pregnancy and miss out on dreaded morning sickness. But practically universally, one early pregnancy symptom that is unavoidable is the exhaustion. The fatigue and sleepiness that sets in during the first trimester is like nothing I've ever experienced before. Struggling to make …
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A Two-Minute Morning Workout — While Brushing!

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Once you become a mom, the ability to multitask increases exponentially --- and out of necessity. You soothe babies while peeing, grow eyes in the back of your head to help you watch your kids while paying bills, and manage to make dinner while simultaneously spoon-feeding the baby. And because you …
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Postpartum Pee Problems: 5 Rules to Follow

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It is true, our bodies change after pregnancy. I was prepared for my body not being the same and it feeling foreign and having to lose weight. What I wasn't prepared for is having to excuse myself EVERY TIME jumping was a factor in boot camp. I'm not ashamed to admit that a potty break is necessary …
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Pregnancy Update: Hello, Third Trimester!

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I hit 28 weeks of pregnancy last week, so by all accounts, I'm officially in my third trimester. I'm not exactly sure where the time went, and I simultaneously want to speed up and get to the end of this pregnancy and hit pause because it's going way too fast. Physically, it's getting tougher and …
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Knocked-Up Fitness Book and DVDs: Your Guide to a Fit Pregnancy

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Erica Ziel and I go back. Way back. Well, not too far, but the pregnancy fitness guru and I have done a couple of pregnancy and fitness-related Google Hangouts together and the woman knows her fit pregnancy stuff. She makes fitness accessible. Plus, she's got three kiddos and eased some of my fears …
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