I’m officially well past the point of being able to claim my fat as being my “baby weight”. Honestly, I had “baby weight” before I had a baby. I sometimes call it a “food baby” or “beer baby”. Basically, I’m quickly running out of excuses to get healthy and get in shape (and fun things to name my belly fat!) Enter pre and postnatal fitness expert Sara Haley!
Sara has created a new DVD specifically designed for women who “had a baby 6 weeks, 6 months, or 6 years ago.” It’s called Expecting More: The 4th Trimester Workout. What’s a 4th trimester, you say? I’m guessing it’s the “beer baby” stage I’m in. On the show Sara explains how you should workout your body after baby.
It’s a specific kind of workout aimed at the parts of your body that carried, then pushed out your precious angel. Yes ladies we’re talking about abs, and kegels. She explains how new moms need to work their deep, inner core abdominals to counter the effects of growing a human. She’s had 2 kids and looks amazing so I’m inclined to believe her.
I reveal some pretty personal information about myself in this episode when we talk about a condition called diastasis recti which was not an easy thing for me to do. It’s a very common problem, but a lot of women (and men!) can correct it with specific exercises.
We also chat about getting your body ready for baby with a prenatal workout. Which by the way, she rocked while 8 months pregnant in her Expecting More DVD. 8 months pregnant! Okay she is seriously starting to make me want to pitch the pizza and hit the gym. Well…maybe after this last slice…
I loved my conversation with Sara and hearing about how she found her passion for fitness. And she incorporates her kids into her workouts! Great info for mamas who don’t have hours to spend at the gym or doing long workouts at home.
Do you want one of Sara’s DVD’s? You can have one! Just tweet to me @MIHPodcast with a fun picture of you working out while listening to my show. Truthfully you could be listening to LL Cool J and I wouldn’t know. But just play along! I’ll pick 3 winners by Sept. 28th and send you a video from Sara’s Expecting More series.
You can also find Sara crushing it everyday on social media. She does Periscope workouts at various times during the week which are really cool so check those out. You can find her @SaraHaleyfit on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. And she has a ton of videos and blogs on her site www.sarahaley.com. You can also buy all of her DVD’s on her website as well. Good luck to all those moms lugging around an extra “food baby.” I’ll be fighting the food fight right along with you!