Abdominoplasty Recovery

February 8, 2019 | 4 Comments

As I write this, I am five days post mini abdominoplasty and breast re-shaping (tissue was removed and an implant was added so size stays the same, but shape and management of the breast tissue is improved). Going into surgery was really intimidating. I struggled with the choice of this surgery, because of the recovery …

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Complement your nutrition habits

November 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Today’s blog is sponsored by One A Day Women’s Prenatal Multivitamins. One A Day  Women’s Prenatal Multivitamins are the #1 OBGYN recommended over the counter brand of prenatal multivitamins. I try to stay within my scope of practice and expertise as a women’s strength and conditioning coach. I created the movement and online education, Pregnancy …

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Diastasis Recti & Athleticism

November 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

Diastasis recti in action At a year postpartum with my second son, this video was taken of me doing some snatches. When watching the video of those snatches, I noticed my shirt fly up and saw my diastasis recti in action! If you look closely, you can see my gap and aesthetic changes.  I don’t …

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Pregnancy and Postpartum Journey with Lindsey Valenzuela

October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

CrossFit Games Athlete Lindsey Valenzuela Trusts the Postpartum Process Let’s #flashbackfriday with Lindsey Valenzuela.  Lindsey is a longtime friend and first pro athlete who let me help guide her pregnancy and postpartum athleticism chapters. (Follow the P&PA coaches and athletes at @pregnancyandpostpartumathleticism and Lindsey on Instagram @liftlikelindsey). We didn’t actually start working together as coach/athlete until the beginning of …

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Part 1: diastasis recti, abdominoplasty & considerations for the female athlete

October 18, 2018 | 8 Comments

I have (mostly, uncomfortably, incredibly anxiously) decided to get an abdominoplasty early next year. I can’t believe I am writing this, nevertheless committing to even considering it. It feels heavy, embarrassing, complicated and overwhelming to share, but it’s important for me, and maybe for you. Before you read the last chapters of a long, long …

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Write Your Timeline

April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Recently, my “value” was questioned. It hurt my feelings and made me reflect a lot. This prompted me to do a writing assignment for my processing and evidence. It was really rewarding to write down the change in trajectory that often gets forgotten when we are so busy building and withstanding. 

When Given the Chance

August 17, 2017 | 9 Comments

4 years ago I laid on the operating table, helpless, terrified, trying to stay conscious after close to 30 hours of unmedicated labor and a baby who’s heart rate had dropped dramatically. I was told if they didn’t get him out immediately, he would suffer from brain damage or death.     I held my …

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Practicing Brave: 2016

December 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

I didn’t blog much this year. Most of my writing was on Facebook and Instagram, but since this whole thing started as a “dear diary” blog nearly 8 years ago, I’m writing this today so I can look back on this phase of motherhood, career, family and change. It’s important to me to keep this …

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No One Told Me About Pelvic Floor Health

September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

When I was pregnant, I was praised for being healthy and fit. I was continually told how easily I would “bounce back” because of my training. I was told (and believed) that listening to my body was enough during this phase of life. The message of “keep doing what you’ve always done” played in my …

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When it all comes together: Diastasis Recti, HEALED

May 20, 2016 | 11 Comments

A couple months ago, this (also pictured) went viral. Like, OMG, people get it. They wanted to give me virtual high five, thank me, ask questions, get coaching and guidance, maybe get a little defensive, but whatever…this made an impact. The message I’ve been screaming, the topic I had become SO passionate about, seemed to finally …

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