I have a special place in my heart for mothers. Becoming a mother is like joining a sisterhood where you immediately know everything that other person has endured and had the privilege to enjoy.
After the birth of my daughter Giavella, I was fortunate to work from home and nurse her. Nursing precluded me from strict dieting and time to work out was limited. I found P90X and Insanity Training extremely helpful for weight loss. Investing in a jump rope, yoga mat, kettle bell, and adjustable Bowflex Dumbbells, I was able to get my body back in shape. Keeping a journal of calories, workouts, and pictures of women whom had successfully gotten back in shape kept me motivated. Although I was tempted to by the lie that I was a mom now and did not need to be in great shape, I refused to believe it was over!
My hopes are to help other women and mothers by sharing information and inspiration. Please share your Fit Mom Story and let’s Inspire each other!
Check back and read my personal blog as well as my Yummy Mummy Oxygen blog. I will feature meal ideas, workout plans, and articles to help encourage moms in their busy lives. If there are any subjects you would like to read about, please let me know. I would like to help.
Here I am 38.5 weeks pregnant, and this is my first show after having Giavella. I never thought I could be in better shape after having a baby at 40. When I look at these pictures, it is hard for me to believe what our bodies are capable of doing.