Fitness

Resources, tips, and discussions about working out, eating right, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and being active with your family.

Finding your fitness niche

I’m a serial dater when it comes to fitness classes. I will love body pump and do it 3X a week until I’m bored. Then I move onto ballet barre, Zumba, water aerobics (you get the hint) I’m looking for the next fun and unique way to stay fit. Anyone have something you do that you wouldn’t mind sharing? Can’t wait to hear your ideas!

  • Tori
    Friday

    Fit4Mom! Love the exercise as well as the kids and Mamas we get to hang out with. They also do book clubs, moms night out, and play groups.

  • Lindsay
    Friday

    These are AWESOME! Thank you for a great start I am going to look into this stuff. I tried spin once and didn’t like it but I bet it was the instructor. I’ll give that another shot! Loved orange theory but didn’t have one close, one is opening down the street so that’ll be a great option soon! I do have Beachbody! That’s amazing I like adding random fun stuff to keep it fun and different. ... More

Becca posted in Fitness Dec 06

Does any one else have a lot of excess skin?

So I’m 7 months post and still have a lot of excess skin like to the point it looks like I could have just had her. I work out eat right and do ab tightening exercises but nothing works. My abs still feel separated and even though I’m losing fat the skin is refusing to go back to normal. Any one else have this issue and if so did you get a tummy tuck? I also have chronic back pain and have read... More

  • Becca
    Dec 09

    The drs said I have to wait a year before they will consider it. They didn’t even check anything and the dr kept down playing saying “it’s not that bad just give it time have you tried lotion or maybe change ur diet and a wrap” if I change my diet any more the only things going in my body are coffee and water. I work out to the best of my ability since I work full time and mom full time. I’m ge... More

  • Elle
    Dec 09

    Recommend second opinion with a dr in a different practice. Your weight should be stable for 6 mo - a year, but it sounds like this dr may have been dismissive of your concerns.

Haylee S posted in Fitness Dec 05

Husband doesn’t want to eat healthy

It’s so easy for me to cave in when there’s bad food in the house and my husband just doesn’t want the change (he doesn’t gain easily like I do). I want to clean eat & meal prep but he wants frozen food and carbs galore. Can anyone relate? How do you deal with this?

  • Lindsay
    Dec 06

    I like Emily’s response, can you have different shelves? Or even better, separate cabinets? Or ask him to keep junk in his office. Don’t bring it home.

  • Stephanie
    Dec 09

    Well, you could always incorporate one healthy meal each day. Just slowly decrease high fats and sugars from your diet. I also think that serving smaller portions can help you lose weight and feel better.

Anonymous posted in Fitness Dec 05

Depressed

Any ideas that could help me out this slump I’m in? My husband has this company Christmas party that we are invited to and I was trying on all the clothes I had and NOTHING FIT. All I could do was cry because I never had this problem before I was pregnant. I know it sounds dumb but it’s been three months now shouldn’t my body be going back to normal? I work out and eat healthy now and still not... More

  • Val
    Dec 07

    Your body did something amazing, growing a baby! Weight gain is normal and it can take over a year to lose the weight. And even if we do lose the weight, like others have said, our body shapes have changed. It’s an adjustment but I urge you to celebrate the changes. Treat yourself to a new outfit that fits you perfectly the way that you are now. I went through the same thing, except it was nine... More

  • Marlen
    Dec 08

    Someone mentioned pumping. How can i forget! Breastfeeding really takes a lot. It is surprising how tired i would get after feeding.

Cheryl posted in Fitness Dec 04

What is the best way you have found to lose the baby weight? I’m a new mom and went from 160 to 205.

  • Christa
    Dec 04

    I found that drinking a lot of water, and doing yoga is really helpful. But also eating healthy, not like diet, but I guess I didn’t really change that much post baby. It just kinda fell off without much work!! A lot of my weight was just from baby, it takes 9 months to put it on and up to a year to make it go away, so don’t get frustrated!!! I just posted a couple articles, that you might cons... More

  • Kieli
    Dec 04

    I found the only thing that worked for me was the keto diet. I am horrible at dieting and exercise, and with the keto I saw results FAST. I lost 11 pounds in the first month with little exercise and eating little sugars and carbs (except for my cheat days)

Sandra posted in Fitness Nov 12

Body change

I went from 165 before pregnancy to 230 while pregnant ...I gained so much weight with my twins and I can’t lose it. I’ve tried dieting and I can’t really exercise because I have no one to watch my girls. The gyms that offer child care are out of my budget. I want to do at home workouts but my daughters are alway at my side ... I can’t remember showering or using the bathroom without one of t... More

  • Hayley
    Nov 20

    I used Beach body after I had our daughter and I plan to use it again after this one comes. I think 3 months was $40-50 but you can purchase a whole year and get a discount. I absolutely loved it, over 600 workouts so you will never get bored of the same routine. I highly recommend checking it out! Good luck!

  • Elle
    Dec 09

    Squata with babies as weights Lunges with babies as weights Situps with babies as weights Pushups, planks, and moubtain climbers, come down to kiss babies Arm curls with babies as weights Etc

Protein Bars and Breastfeeding

Hi, ladies! I'm curious if protein bars alone for a meal supply enough nutrition for breastfeeding. My hubs and I are on Weight Watchers, and sometimes for lunch (not everyday) I'd like to have a protein bar with say some fruit and veggies. Its alot quicker for me since lunch generally falls during my 6mo's nap, and ya never know when a baby will wake up! I know I could meal prep,... More

  • Jessica
    Nov 13

    As long as you don’t physically feel hungry and your fairly balanced with your diet your body should be able to produce just fine 👌

  • Jessica
    Nov 13

    You can always supplement with fenugreek or brewers yeast to help keep your supply up if your calories are consistently too low.

Anonymous posted in Fitness Nov 08

Exercise

Recommendations on an at home elliptical machine that works well for losing weight.

Anonymous posted in Breastfeeding Oct 28

Moms who breastfed and baby weight

Moms who breastfed - how long did it take you to lose that last 10-15 lbs of baby weight? Was it during bfing? Or after you stopped? If after you stopped did it just come off or did you have to work at it?

  • Kieli
    Oct 28

    With my daughter I didn’t really diet, I ate like I normally did during/before pregnancy if not healthier because I was breastfeeding and the stubborn weight stuck to me like a fly on tape. I was very active, constantly moving around and lifting for work. I ended up 175 at the end of my pregnancy and was 160 when I was done breastfeeding when she was 13 months. I started the Keto diet with inte... More

  • Anonymous
    Nov 10

    Not until I stopped BF. Your body needs to hold onto that fat to give nutritients and essen tial fats to baby's developing brain. That means eat healthfully, but no dietinf while BF.

Kikipooh posted in Fitness Oct 27

I need to lose weight

Hello mamas, i have 17 months twin girls and i go to school and work full time.. my time feels very limited and no matter what i do i can’t seem to find time to lose weight .. is there anything i can take to knock the weight off or anything i can do???? ALL suggestions ARE WELCOME

  • Jackie
    Nov 18

    I’m a personal trainer and one of the easiest things you can do is eat your healthy calories (2,000 a day), but make your portions smaller. That’s where we fail. We may eat spinach and fruits, but only eat 2 meals a day, meaning we starve our bodies. Try to eat lots of good things, with 4-5 meals. Good luck!

  • Kikipooh
    Nov 18

    @jackie i see your in Stone Mountain i live in conyers how much are your prices and can you recommend any work from home work out videos

Anonymous posted in Fitness Oct 20

How and where do you find the energy and motivation to get back to your “normal” self?

I’m having a hard time starting to lose weight and getting back to a healthy routine. By the time my son goes to sleep at night, the stress of work and the usual family life... I’m so exhausted and have no energy. I used to be active before I was pregnant, but now I’ve gained close to 80 pounds, most of it from night time emotional eating. I’m so ashamed and I can feel my overall health declini... More

  • Anonymous
    Oct 25

    Thanks for the tips guys. Michelle, I’m in MN

  • Michelle
    Oct 25

    I am too. In Savage. Maybe we could be healthy buddies :)

Helpful boost for weight loss?

I’m not looking for an easy way out friends- I’m doing the work. I work out at least 5 days a week, eat at a calorie deficit, drink lots of water- still nothing is budging. Any one have any tips or tricks?

Nat posted in Fitness Oct 15

I breastfeed and want to lose weight

I gained around 50lb when I was pregnant and I cant lose it I still breastfeed does anyone have a healthy diet that doesn’t affect my milk? Thank you God bless

  • Cristina
    Oct 15

    You can try maybe smaller potions of food throughout the day add more fruits and veggies to the diet nothing fried baked is usually good and walking a little bit more a day can help too

  • Noelle
    Nov 02

    I went from 125 to 170 during my pregnancy . I also breastfeed which I believe helped me loose weight fast within the first few months. My son just turned 1 and I'm down to 125 again. The only thing I can think of that made me loose so much weight is that I had to cut out dairy since my son was allergic to it. Don't worry too much about dieting..Just take some stroller walks and watch ... More

Anonymous posted in Fitness Oct 14

Are you having a hard time getting motivation to work out as a stay at home parent?

Hey there! You are all amazing and doing a fantastic job! I just need to see how you all get in your workouts and when.

  • Jess
    Oct 15

    So challenging to find the time and/or motivation! Oh, and energy! Sometimes I’ll knock out some crunches on my son’s play mat while he’s playing next to me. He thinks it’s hilarious 😂

  • Lauren
    Nov 15

    I don’t. My workouts are putting an almost 20 pound baby in a wearable carrier and doing housework like laundry, vacuuming, mopping, etc. I dropped weight fast and my body is almost back fully (weight has been since 1 month postpartum). This is all I did and it worked great. It even has helped my abs, although that’s the one area that isn’t back yet.

Kayla posted in Fitness Oct 04

Baby weight

Dose anyone have any advice on losing the baby weight, I’m having such a hard time with it. I work out and run almost every day. I’m doing every diet out there. I’m mentally giving up. How did you ladies do it?

  • Stephanie
    Oct 08

    It just takes time, it’s always good to begin a work out routine, stretching, yoga, do what you can. Also a diet with more veggies, lentils, lean meats like fish, fruit is helpful for weight loss. I drink lemon water.

  • Indy
    Oct 11

    Try adding some strength training... and eat regular. Maybe you cut too many calories with the diet and your body is trying to hold on.

Anonymous posted in Fitness Sep 23

Calling All Formula Parents: How much does your kiddo weigh?

Four questions for all the formula parents out there: 1. How old is your kiddo? 2. How much does s/he weigh? 3. What percentile (for weight) did his/her doctor tell you s/he is? 4. How much did s/he weigh at birth? I'm trying to figure out how much I'm going to need to build up my upper body strength. This kid isn't getting any lighter! Thaaaank you!

  • Anonymous
    Sep 23

    @JJ - that's great! Do you have number and figures? (The Q was limited to formula because my kiddo is also formula fed, so numbers and figured from BF kids wouldnt be relevant for my needs.)

  • Kelly
    Sep 25

    10 months 21 pounds 56% 7 lbs 1 oz

Hayla posted in Fitness Sep 18

African tribal workout

There’s this video on YouTube that’s an African Tribal routine and I’m IN LOVE!!!

Anonymous posted in Breastfeeding Sep 15

Weight loss

Has anyone had any success with loosing weight while breastfeeding? Any tips and tricks would be welcome

  • More
    Sep 17

    Walking excersize apps water and I eat little snacks 5 times a day like I did when I was pregnant I gained 100 lbs with my baby and lost 64 😋

  • Kali
    Sep 17

    I’ve stopped sodas and I only drink water. I’ve lost 20 pounds since my postpartum check at 6 weeks.

Anonymous posted in Fitness Sep 15

Not breastfeeding, postpartum weight gain?

I'm on a medication that's unsafe for breastfeeding, so it's been formula from day one. I say this only because I've heard so much about how nursing affects weight loss. I gained a total of 30 lbs in the pregnancy. In the first 2-3 weeks postpartum, I lost 17 lbs but by 2 months I had gained 7 lbs back. I had never heard about postpartum weight gain and have felt very dishearten... More

  • Elle
    Sep 15

    Hormones may still settling into new normal. Don't be too hard on yourself. Most people lose muscle mass during pregnancy. Focus on strengthening around those joints (yoga, pilates, free weights, planks, clamshells, wall sits, modified crunches), staying hydrated, reorient your diet to lower carbs and sugars and increase vegetables, protein, and fiber, and try to not sit for sustained pe... More

  • Erika
    Sep 16

    It took you 9 months to put it on and at least that to lose it. Be kind to yourself and yours.

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