Fit Pregnancy Workout Weekly Schedule

Fit Pregnancy Workout Weekly Schedule

People often ask me what my workout routine looks like. My weekly pregnancy workout schedule actually doesn’t look that much different than my “normal” workout schedule except when it comes down to exercise selection and intensity! What follows is an ideal outline of my week but since getting pregnant (twice!) and now having a toddler Read More

The 6 Best Pregnancy Core Exercises

The 6 Best Pregnancy Core Exercises You’ve Never Heard Of

Core training during pregnancy can get very confusing.  Should you stop doing core exercises completely?  Can you do anything other than planks? What should i do instead of crunches and sit-ups? What are the best pregnancy core exercises that won’t cause diastasis recti? The good news is that training your core is safe during pregnancy and, Read More

Pregnancy Love Handles Workout

Pregnancy Love Handles Workout (No Equipment Needed!)

I was recently asked about exercises that target the love handles that are safe for pregnant women.  Love handles is a popular term for the excess fat that accumulates around the waist and hips.  Performing exercises that target the obliques can help strengthen and tighten your midsection.  Even during pregnancy, core exercises can help strengthen Read More

Fitness Tracker

Fitness Tracker Sabotaging Your Weight Loss?

Whether you use a FitBit, apple watch, or one of the many other heart rate monitors and fitness trackers to help you reach your fitness goals you might be finding that instead of losing weight you are actually gaining! How can this be?!?! Inaccurate Estimated calorie expenditure can be off by 15% or more as measured by Read More

macro breakdown

How to Calculate Your Macros: Macro Breakdown

  How to Calculate Your Macro Breakdown Manually This is part two of how to calculate your macros manually: macro breakdown.  In part 1, I gave you some formulas to help you figure out your BMR or basal metabolic rate based on your gender, height, weight, and activity level.  These calculations gave us our daily total Read More

How to Calculate Your Macros: Part 1 Daily Calorie Intake

How to Calculate Your Macros: Daily Calorie Intake

Hey everybody! It’s about time I get back to writing!  To continue our conversation about macros and flexible dieting, I am going to show you the basics of calculating your macros manually.  The first step is determining your daily calorie intake. Figuring Out Your Daily Calorie Intake First you need to figure out your Basal Metabolic Rate Read More

6 Tips for Losing Weight While Breastfeeding #weightloss #breastfeeding | mamaswithmuscles.com

6 Tricks to Losing Weight While Breastfeeding

You’ve probably heard that breastfeeding is one of the easiest ways to lose pregnancy pounds.  By breastfeeding the weight will melt right off you, they say.  I’ve read claims that breastfeeding burns up to an extra 850 calories a day! Unfortunately, these claims aren’t exactly the truth.  Breastfeeding does burn extra calories but realistically that Read More

5 Exercises to Prevent Pregnancy Back Pain #deadlift #pregnancy #backpain #exercise | mamaswithmuscles.com

Prevent Pregnancy Back Pain With These 5 Exercises

Nagging back pain is a common pregnancy complaint.  But just because most pregnant women will experience this annoying symptom starting in their second trimester, doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything you can do about it. Most pregnant women experience some degree of back pain because as their baby and belly grows, the curve of the lower Read More