Before I became a mother, I thought fitness would be just as easy as it had been for me all my life. “I’ll just put the baby in the stroller and go for a jog!” I wasn’t accounting for a screaming baby half-way down the block, leading to a let-down that would soak through two sports-bras, leading to a quick return back to the house. “I’ll just put the baby in childcare while I teach at the gym.” I wasn’t accounting for baby getting sick, making it impossible to put baby in said child-care. Well, as a fitness expert, I just adapted my workouts to staying home.

Me and my healthy family

But other moms I talked to weren’t so fortunate. They had simply given up on their fitness, saying they would wait until their kids were back in school and they would have more time to work out! They had no desire to watch home fitness videos that left them hurting and bulging more while the instructor – who has never had a child and doesn’t want children – barely broke a sweat. Me, I sweat right along with you. I crack jokes. I involve my kids. I make this about you and your family.

Don’t put yourself on hold until your kids are bigger, or you have more time, or you look good enough to join a gym (backwards), or your husband says you can, or your best friend joins with you. Start taking care of yourself today! Think of the example you are setting. Think of the kind of mother you want your daughter to be. Think of the kind of woman you want your son to marry. Be that woman. Be the healthy, vibrant, energetic, fun-loving girlfriend that your man fell in love with!

Me and my man!

You can set an example of health and get your vibe back starting with 5-10 minutes a day of safe, focused movements. And it doesn’t have to kill you! I love a good, hard workout like anyone else…okay maybe not everyone likes that sort of thing…but if you’ve just had a baby or you’re just getting back into the swing of exercise 15 years after your last baby, Fit2B Studio is the perfect place to start small. I am working so hard to give moms what they need. You don’t need the mainstream insanity with models who’ve never dealt with stretch marks. You need someone you can relate to you, someone who’s been there. Someone who understands that the specific needs of a mother’s body are VERY different than a pre-baby woman’s body. Join me today right here at Fit2B for just $9.95/month. I promise gentle but effective fitness that will steadily and permanently make you stronger. I promise funny conversation not yelling. I promise to stay up on current research, connect you with other experts, and NOT hurt you or make your belly bigger :)


5 comments:

  1. Fatin khawarizmi

    November 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    In my opinion taking 30 min practicing some movements is not too much time taken from the baby neither from the house, Any mother can do it sometimes we are spending almost 30min in the comfort room ,so it is easy to consider that 30 min is a toilet necessary matter :D

    Interesting article Beth keep going & push mothers an ladies more & more to reduce the fat emerging them bodies ;)

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  2. June Stoyer

    November 2, 2011 at 5:26 am

    I think it is great that you remind people what they CAN do as opposed to what they cannot. Very powerful message from a gal who always leads by example. Thank you, Bethany!

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