All posts tagged: #Postnatal

STRONG LIKE MOMMY Success Story

I just love this picture. Love, love, love it. I don’t even need to provide much detail because the images truly describe my client Manja H’s transformation who came to me soon after the birth of her 2nd child and WOWZERS does she ever give new meaning to the title #StrongMommy By eating more food and simply kicking butt in the gym, she is down 27 lbs along with shredding 8 inches around her waist, 5 inches around her hips, and 4 inches around her thighs with more strength, energy, and a hot new body for the summer. Manja says, “Working with Coach Jenny has been life changing! After giving birth to my second daughter within two years, I was left feeling weak. My babies were both large at birth and I was left with very serious core instability and diastasis recti. I knew immediately that I needed help getting back into shape because I could not live with the discomfort and debilitating lack of strength. I wanted to experience dramatic results so I chose …

My 3 ‘Must Haves’ for Diaper Changes

With my Baby Boy at 6 weeks old, I’ve been changing diapers 8-12 times a day and the words ‘poo, poop, poopy, and pee’ have become a HUGE part of my vocabulary (haha). During the first couple of weeks my baby was at his most fussy during diaper changes so anything thing that would make the the process smoother – I was all for it! These 3 products are my ‘Mommy must-haves’ for the never-ending diaper changes: 1. #WipeWarmer – I received this handy gadget from a good friend and it actually arrived in the mail two weeks into motherhood so I witnessed firsthand how my baby reacted to cold wipes…and it wasn’t pretty! When I used the wipe warmer it was music to my ears (as in no crying) and all smiles to my face. It made diaper changes so much more enjoyable for the both of us. I definitely recommend this little luxury for Baby and Mommy! 2. Baby Balm – I’m definitely not a fan of unnatural products especially for fresh newborn skin so …

6 Weeks into Motherhood

I am now 6 weeks postpartum and WOW! Motherhood has been quite the experience thus far. I heard a lot of different things from so many different people prior to my delivery (i.e. what to expect, what was horrible, what was delightful, etc.) but I took everything with a grain of salt because as much as I love hearing other Mommy Stories I hated hearing how hard it was going to be and how there will be no time for anything, etc, etc, etc. To be honest those comments just fuelled my fire to actually try to do more! I’m not saying that motherhood is easy because it’s not (far from it) but with a few adjustments, sacrifices (one being the state of my house lol) and lots and lots of planning I find that I am able to do even more than I expected. I’ve adjusted to the shortage of sleep, erratic eating times, and when I’m breastfeeding I’m actually planning, planning, planning.  When baby sleeps, I take that opportunity to exercise (I’m blessed …

My Top 5 New MOMMY Essentials!

I think all us new Mommies can attest to the research we do on ‘Baby Stuff’. We have Baby Showers for our registries and this alone can be an extremely overwhelming task for us. I personally asked all my Mommy-friends what their ‘must haves’ were and received a wide variety of answers and options. I then planned my registry around the items that were mentioned 2 or more times and now that I am a Mommy myself with a 4-week old baby boy I have come up with my Top 5 New Mommy Essentials that I could not live without! 1. Double Electric Breast Pump by ‪#‎Madela‬ – Breastfeeding can be very daunting at first as your newborn is eating every 2-3 hours OR like my baby boy every hour (he’s a snacker!). This can be tough on Mommy because you feel like a walking, talking COW and your nipples also feel the pain…ouch!!! As a new Mom who owns a business with no maternity leave, there is no downtime and deadlines still need to …

A STRONG MOMMY

I’m just about 2 weeks postpartum (tomorrow actually) and almost feeling like my old self. With the launch of my new STRONG LIKE MOMMY Prenatal ebook and getting back on track with some functional movements (along with posting a handful of progress photos), I’ve received about a dozen private (and some public) messages about my Postnatal activities such as quickly returning to Deadlifts and Squats. Some of admiration and also some of concern. To be perfectly clear my current lifting is a fraction of my pre-pregnancy activities. Because I feel stronger and functional (and I received the green light by my doctor because my recovery was right on track) it was perfectly okay for me to return to my regular activity…choosing Squats and Deadlifts as my principal movements. Not surprisingly to most women these 2 particular exercises (Squats and Deadlifts) seem very daunting. For most new moms, these 2 movements might even look DANGEROUS in addition to being very unorthodox and “not at all feminine” (what is that anyways?). Just to back track I consider …

STRONG LIKE MOMMY Success Story

Another STRONG MOMMY transformation is in the books and I’m so ecstatic I was able to capture these gorgeous images of Tara D. and Baby Sloane. Tara came to me soon after Baby Sloane was born and was determined to get into the best shape of her life. Already active with her consistent workouts, we just took a more precise approach in terms of shaping her body by moving away from long bouts of high impact cardio and conditioning and moving into heavier weight training for the purpose of shaping her physique. With her nutrition program, we increased her protein and carb intake along with (more importantly) not looking at food as “good” or “bad” so I had her enjoy her FREE MEALS rather than feel guilty about it. This STRONG GIRL shed 23 lbs along with 9 inches around her waist, 5 inches off of her hips, and 6 inches off of her thighs! I love all of the incredible shape she has developed because everything about her is tiny, tight, fit, and strong! …

STRONG LIKE MOMMY

Hi Everyone, With the final touches being put on my upcoming e-book, baby onesies (and additional clothing) about to be launched, followed by photo and video shoots, I am extremely proud to launch the “STRONG LIKE MOMMY” brand which will cover Prenatal and Postnatal information on Fitness, Nutrition, and Lifestyle. Most of the content on STRONG LIKE MOMMY will be featured in my new Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/stronglikemommy. Please join me and all the STRONG MOMMIES over on our new page by hitting “LIKE”. Because the page is brand new (I’ll be updating with a new profile picture more reflective of my current physique), I’ve attached a peek into the first few paragraphs of my STRONG LIKE MOMMY e-book: “Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your Fitness and Nutrition Prenatal journey. As a Fitness Trainer and Registered Holistic Nutritionist, I have coached thousands of women to their Fitness and Weight Loss goals with many of them being mothers themselves. In addition to Weight Loss and Performance Training, I’ve also had the …