All posts tagged: #FitMom

Craving CHOCOLATE?

One of the the most interesting side effects from breastfeeding is these crazy chocolate cravings I’m getting. I didn’t have much of a sweet tooth before or during pregnancy and I could easily pass up dessert, sweets or cookies but now it’s a completely different story. Since I started breastfeeding all I want is chocolate! I’ve been eating Lindt bars like they are going out of business (seriously!) but to my pleasant surprise there is actually a scientific explanation. When a woman nurses, deficiencies in magnesium or iron can occur making her desire chocolate, which has a fair amount of both minerals. Yay! That is a good enough excuse for this mama. With increasing my magnesium intake to 600 mg per day I decided to whip up my Chocolate Mousse recipe from my Strong Like Mommy Ebook, it definitely hit the spot and I got my chocolate fix with  an abundance of healthy fats (also super important while breastfeeding), lean protein from New Zealand Whey Protein Powder and skipped out on the process sugar – win, …

My Lose The Baby Weight Circuit

Finding the time to get to a fitness class or the gym is nearly impossible when you’re a new mom and there’s probably nothing more you want to do than lose the baby weight or ‘squishiness’. I’m very lucky to have been able to set up an at home gym but even then it can be hard to squeeze a workout in with a teething 5 month old so I’ve come up with a some quick and easy body weight circuits that can get done anywhere, anytime and it only takes 15-20 minutes…easily done during nap time. Give it a try and let me know how it goes in the comments below 🙂  15 Squats 15 Mountain Climbers 15 Burpees 15 Hips Thrusts 15 Lunges 15 Push-ups 15 Crunches 15 sec Plank 15 Jumping Jack Repeat 2-3 times Thank you Under Armour Canada for always supplying me with the BEST EVER active wear 🙂

Bluebanna Coconut Protein Pops

Jackson and I love summer and with the heat in full effect in Toronto , what better way to cool down than with a delicious homemade ‘Bluebanna Coconut Protein Popsicle’ powered by Interactive Nutrition New Zealand Whey Protein Powder. These cool treats are less than 100 calories per Popsicle and they are packed with healthy fats, antioxidants. fibre and sustaining protein to keep you hydrated and energized for an active ‘Strong Mommy‘ and Family day in the sun. Jackson tried a few licks (only a few) and he absolutely loved it. I felt super guilty afterwards because I’ve only introduced him to a few solid foods like, sweet potato, rice cereal and avocado. However, I know the ingredients are pure and it was only about 4 licks…but oh boy was he super mad when I took it away.  At least I know that they are ‘kid approved’. Recipe makes 12 Popsicles. Ingredients: 3 Scoops of Vanilla New Zealand Whey Protein Powder  1 Can of Coconut Milk 1 Banana 1 cup Blueberries 1/2 cup water Popsicle molds …

How to Manage Eating Out

For everyone that know me (or has worked with me), I am a HUGE believer in food flexibility! When it comes to dieting, I disagree with eliminating food groups and depriving yourself of what you crave or love because that is just plain ol’ restricting. When I diet, I’m very meticulous when it comes to calculating how much I eat along with choosing what I eat but, if my diet is on point for the week, having 1-2 responsibly chosen FREE MEALS to spend with family and loved ones is certainly not going to curtail my goals especially since I’ve been using this strategy for years and also have a solid understanding of what I’m eating (** this is key **) In saying that, for the majority of people (especially busy moms) eating out is inevitable and can happen more than just a special occasion.  What we order can have social implications and a negative effect on our waistline.  With the restaurant world in my blood (and dining out with my husband on a constant …

Caribbean Fish Tacos

Right out of my Strong Like Mommy Ebook, These are so delicious, my husband and I gobbled them up and I’m sure if Jackson was old enough he would  have LOVED them too. You can also substitute fish with steak or chicken) – makes 2 or 3 tacos equaling 1 serving. 2 Tacos are about 318 calories with a macro breakdown of 31 gram of Protein, 29 grams of Carbs, and 9 grams of Dietary Fats which make for a great meal on plan! My clients will be the first to tell you that these tacos are delicious and fit into their weight loss plans seamlessly. To find out how you can be a STRONG GIRLS, check out our page or email me to find out more! Ingredients – Homemade Salsa: 1–2 medium-sized tomatoes ½ small yellow onion ½ small jalapeño pepper 1 small minced clove garlic ¼ cup cilantro ½ juice lime ¼ tsp sea salt ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper 1 tsp of your favourite hot sauce ¼ cup low-sodium vegetable broth Directions: Chop all ingredients …

Good Habits from a STRONG MOMMY

I had to share this amazing post by TEAM STRONG GIRLS Coach, Kim G. A Habit – from Wikipedia; is a routine of behaviour that is repeated regularly and tends to occur unconsciously. No matter if you live an extremely regimented and scheduled lifestyle or are a free spirit who lives life day by day, we all have habits. Some we consider good healthy habits while others maybe not so much, and it’s these that can cause us some internal struggles. We know that we are doing things that are not benefiting us but the unconscious nature and ease of these actions is difficult to break away from, and even harder to change and replace with new more productive behaviours. So the question then becomes how do I replace old habits with new ones? I’d love to say I have the magic answer to that question but unfortunately I do not. Just as all of us are unique so are our behaviours and the methods that will motivate us take action and implement changes. What …

STRONG LIKE MOMMY Biweekly Progress – Ana G.

‪#‎PantsStory‬ – My favourite story of them all! STRONG MOMMY Ana G. kindly shares some of her progress with her teammates and reminding them to trust the process and stay committed to their goals. STRONG GIRLS rule! Love it! With over 20 lbs lost along with 8 inches off of her thighs, 5 inches off of her hips, and 5 inches shredded from her belly button, Ana is clearly in need of some new jeans to show off her sexy, hot body! I can’t wait to share more of Ana’s journey! I’m so gosh darn proud of her!