The year is 2015 and I’m pregnant. I felt the fear of being incapable. People were telling me to not put my hands above my head, jump, or lift anything heavy – now some of that has changed. But we still get the message that pregnancy is a condition rather than a natural process. It’s so easy to think, ‘can I do anything?’
Fast forward to 2016, 2 weeks after I ran a half marathon and finally feeling myself at 13 months postpartum, I became pregnant, again. I was the ‘fittest’ I had ever been, but fear still ruled my fitness. I was so afraid I’d lose what I had gained… I didn’t want to lose my fitness, my strength and my skill. Confession: I remember working out so hard the Saturday before I went into labor that I was sore for 2 over days. I was actually upset that I wasn’t able to get in another workout because for whatever reason doing a workout the day I went into labor seemed like the epitome of being capable and strong.
(Spoiler – it’s not.)
Then in 2018 at just 10 months postpartum, I had a surprise pregnancy. Throughout that season, I dove into the discomfort + fear of inadequacy. I surrendered deeply held beliefs that didn’t serve me.
I also learned a lot. I learned how the body works and how to move in a way that served my season and goals. I researched all things pregnancy, fitness + returning to it post baby. I learned about mindset, mobility + movement. I became more confident, objective + empathetic.
And now, I’ve combined the last 10 years of experience, knowledge + training into different programs + offers for you.
When I’m not programming or finding connections with providers for my clients, you can find me playing tickle monster or dance parties with my three boys… Or taking a hot bath with some lavender + Epsom salt.
We own some land out in Boerne, Texas and have been dreaming towards our forever home we will eventually build out there. We can’t wait for our boys to go from city to country living.
Don’t worry – if that ever happens you can catch the action over on the gram’ stories.
You want to be able to return to what you love – safely. You know there’s a lot that doesn’t feel ‘like it did’. So, what do you focus on? How do you rebuild that strength? Don’t worry, I got you!
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