Friday Fitness Tip – Don’t Expect Immediate Results

Let me ask everyone a question, how long before I should be expecting to see some exercise results? And by results, I mean a flat stomach, firm biceps/triceps, and a booty you could crack an egg on. When I first began working out, I expected to have the body I desired after a week of commitment. I was so disappointed when I woke up the following Monday and had the same body as the previous week. What do you mean it’s not that simple? Why are my thighs still flabby? This week’s Friday Fitness Tip is “Don’t Expect Immediate Results.”

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GFit Women – Huntingdon Valley

Name: GFit Women Huntingdon Valley

Location: Huntingdon Valley, PA

Instructor: Alli – She was an amazing coach throughout the entire class. She walked up and down the room motivating and cheering people on.  There were a few times we felt like giving up (or crying), and we heard her words of encouragement and kept going.

Exercise Type: Workout Of The Day – Holy moly was this the workout of the day; probably the workout of the month for us! Class started out with some individual stretching. Alli set us up with another trainer who was taking the class too, and she walked us through the stretching she does.  After our stretching, Alli walked us through the exercise routine. She set the clock for 36 minutes… can’t be that hard, right?! Only 36 minutes. HA. Stay tuned. We were told to get into pairs, and were so happy we could go at it together.

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Friday Fitness Tip – Make Sure It’s Worth It

This week’s Friday Fitness Tip is to “Make Sure It’s Worth It.”  Working out can be such a great part of life as moms. After I workout I feel clearer, healthier, and happier. I know in my heart that working out helps me be a better person and a better mom. But even knowing all of those things, leaving my kid and my husband to go workout still gives me such mom guilt.

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Tupac & Biggie Couldn’t Do It, But We Did. East Coast And West Coast Collaboration Comin’ At Ya!

When you become a mom, you enter into this secret club with other women just like you.  They feel your pain, your happiness, your excitement, your anxieties, your self-doubt, and your need for motivation.  They understand when you say that you need to get your body back, because we have all been there. Lucky for us, we have each other, and we are constantly looking to expand our network of moms.  

We recently connected with Sarah, who is like our West Coast sister! She is also a mom of a toddler (she gets our struggles! LOL), and she has a passion for health and fitness.  We are so happy to do a collaboration with her, as we have learned so much from following her blog. Sarah is a personal trainer, and has some really great workouts available.

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Too Afraid To Shop And Workout? Let’s Change That!

We hear it too often… “Working out is a chore” or “I don’t enjoy working out” or “Working out is too hard”  and our favorite one of all “I don’t have time to work out”.  Well, we hate to break it to you, but YES it will feel like a chore, you won’t enjoy it, it will be too hard, and you won’t find the time for it, if you don’t do something you love (or at least like).  

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My “Mom Bod” {Guest Post}

My Mombod

I vividly remember the first time I laid eyes on my newly acquired “mom bod”. I was two days postpartum. I was still exhausted from my 34 hours of labor and emergency c-section. I was overwhelmed with my newborn who (like all newborns) wouldn’t sleep. I was cooped up from being stuck in the hospital for three days. I felt dirty and gross because all I had wanted to do for the past two days was take a God forsaken shower. Finally, my nurse took out my catheter and IVs and gave me the okay.

If my legs weren’t still the size of tree trunks from being pumped full of fluids for days, and I hadn’t just endured major abdominal surgery, you can bet your ass I would’ve run to the shower. So instead, I took it easy. I walked into the sterile and cramped hospital bathroom and I laid out my fresh gauze, belly binder, and lovely oversized pad (mommies, you know what I’m talking about) I slowly and gingerly took off my hospital gown as to not hurt my incision.

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Friday Fitness Tip – Take Advantage of Play Time

This week’s Friday Fitness Tip is to “Take Advantage Of Play Time.”  Now that it’s getting warmer outside, playtime has shifted from the playroom inside the house, to vast expansion of the backyard. Or even better, the park. We love taking our kids to the park on nice days to let them run around and get out all of their energy.  Seriously, stop running around my house. So how can we make their playtime into a workout? Why should they be the only ones to have fun? Next time you are at the park with your kids try the following exercises:

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Bootcamp – Bridge The Gap Workouts, LLC

Name: Bridge the Gap Workouts, LLC

Location: Lansdale, PA

Instructor: Danielle

Exercise Type: Bootcamp – This was a full body workout, with stations were set throughout the weightroom. We completed 45 seconds of weights, followed by 45 seconds of resistance. We worked hard and burned our arms, legs, booty, and abs throughout class completing various exercises from bicep curls to squats. In between sets, we completed cardio to get our heart rate up. The last round through the stations was just resistance exercises to get more cardio. It was the perfect way to start the day and leave me feeling strong all day long with natural energy!

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Do You Have The Hots For The Jonas Brothers? Yup. So Does This Mom!

Why does this mama have the hots for the Jonas Brothers?! Seriously, aren’t they like 12 years old? HA! It sure seems like that to me, but God, that new song is in my head ALL. DAY. LONG.  Why is it so good? Even my two year old is singing, “Sucker for you, sucker, sucker, sucker.” It’s probably not the best word to teach her, but I can’t listen to Daniel Tiger songs any longer.  Even though the recreated Mr. Rogers tv show is my daughter’s (and mine and my husband’s) life lesson, I just can’t anymore. Thank you Scary Mommy for pointing that out to me.

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Friday Fitness Tip: How Parking Farther Can Allow For That Extra Glass Of Wine

Exercising is tough. Errands are also tough. Circling a parking lot to find the closest spot possible is commonplace. Wait, what?! Why do we all do this? I have actually spent a lengthy amount of time waiting to find a parking spot that is 2 spaces closer. And I preach exercising to my child. This week’s Friday Fitness Tip is to “Park Farther Away On Purpose.”

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