We're approaching the halfway mark of the Sweat 6-week challenge and it's pretty incredible how small changes can have a big impact over time. Before the holidays, I started to tip the scale the other way (no pun intended lol) indulging several times a week on sugary Starbucks drinks, chocolate bars every night, chips on … Continue reading Snack Alternatives for Chips and Chocolate Lovers
It feels like the body positivity movement has picked up a ton of steam online lately and I think, for the most part, it's pretty incredible. It hopefully means that the next generation of girls will grow up loving their bodies and not tying their self worth and self love to society's insane beauty standards. … Continue reading Can you still be “body positive” and have fitness goals?
If you follow Kayla Itsines on Instagram, chances are you've heard of BBG. I did BBG for a year before my wedding and slowly got back into it at 12 weeks postpartum. Fast-forward to 10 months postpartum and I hit a major fitness wall. I hadn't seen much progress in my strength for 6 months. … Continue reading Fierce by Chontel Duncan Review: 12 week before and after progress
Before I became a mom, I was aware of the "classic" postpartum depression (PPD) symptoms. Severe depression. Crying all the time. Not being able to bond with your baby, etc., etc. I also knew it was a fairly common condition, affecting between 10-20 per cent of moms in the first year of their baby's life. … Continue reading What No One Told Me about Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
As someone who has worked out 3-5 times a week since I was about 16 and played sports for as long as I can remember, I was super determined to be one of those "fit" preggos you see on Instagram still HIIT-ing, lifting and killing their workouts throughout their entire pregnancy. Well, things didn't quite … Continue reading Pregnancy Workout Guide
If you've ever witnessed a pregnant woman raiding the kitchen at 3am you'd know that's what the real Hunger Games looks like. The truth is, having quick-delicious-filling-healthy snacks readily available is the difference between providing your baby with some much-needed nutrients and ordering a $9 snack size McFlurry off UberEats at midnight from the 24h … Continue reading Healthy Snack Ideas to Help Curb Your Pregnancy Cravings