When I learned that I was pregnant with my son, my husband and I were absolutely thrilled! As a first time mom, I had no idea how my body would change from pregnancy, but I felt ready for this new journey. But as a fitness enthusiast, I was nervous! Every woman hears horror stories about what pregnancy does to your body and society is so cruel when it comes to postpartum bodies. Now that I’ve gone through pregnancy and delivery, I want to share my fitness journey while I was pregnant, how much weight I gained & my tips for how to approach your health and exercise during that magical time. Check it out after the jump! 😉
My First Trimester.
You’re probably wondering where I’ve been?!!
It’s been AWHILE (almost 2yrs!) since I’ve posted on this blog. I’m sorry to have dropped off the map; part of it was due to life events (I got a new, more demanding job in mid-2016 and decided to take a step back from Beachbody and fitness coaching) and part of it was that I felt I had less to say about fitness (hello writer’s block!).
During my blog hiatus, I’ve still been committed to fitness (I completed a half-marathon in November 2016 and continued to workout at home with my workout DVDs going into 2017). To be honest, I even thought about shutting down this blog, or at least posting a final, farewell post to close the loop.
And then this happened!
I know I’m late, but my week 3 review is here! This week I started to see some MAJOR changes in my body- just goes to show that you have to be consistent to get results!! I also made a few changes to my approach to the program this week. Check out my thoughts after the jump! Continue reading
Welcome to my Week 2 review! After this second week, I have officially done all of the H&C workouts (yes, there are that many different workouts in the set)! Check out my thoughts after the jump! Continue reading
It’s been a long long time, but I’m back! I know you’re probably wondering where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to- I’m saving that for another post 😉 For now, I’m hitting you with a BRAND new review of The Master’s Hammer & Chisel 60-day workout program. Okay, here we go! Continue reading
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When I started working out with Jeanette, I knew at some point that I had to invite her to do a Spotlight Thursday interview on chicfitchef.com. She is an amazing mom and a truly inspiring person- check out her story after the jump! Continue reading
Don’t let that smile fool you- my knees were feeling about 100yrs old at this point.
I completed my second month of marathon training last month, so I thought I would check in with you guys! Here are the highlights and lowlights of my second month edging towards the NYC Marathon: Continue reading
I’ve been in search of a new pair of glasses as a quick update to my look & that got me thinking about doing a blog post on eye health. What do eyeglasses have to do with health & fitness, you might ask? Well, at a visit to my ophthalmologist I had a “Eureka!” moment! Check out my personal eye health scare & why I support Warby Parker’s mission, after the jump!
Way back in January, me and my friend were chatting over coffee about our workout regimens. When she told me that she planned to walk 20miles that day, I nearly dropped my cup! I asked her what she was training for and she told me that she generally walks/hikes several miles each week as part of her management of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (“PCOS”). Given how important PCOS is to every woman’s understanding of why she might be struggling with her health & weight gain, I asked my friend to share her story here on chicfitchef.com. She agreed, but did not want her name or photo used. So, for privacy reasons, this is one interview that does not include any photos for illustration. Please read on for this very personal story on PCOS and whether you might need to speak to your doctor. Continue reading
I see you too…did you gain weight this summer? Is your body ready for “back to school”?Then get fit in ONE MONTH with me & Shaun-T!
Pain is temporary. Pride is forever.
It’s been AWHILE guys!! Sorry to not post for so long, but I’ve been super busy with work, working out with some of you personally and…training for the NYC Marathon! Yes, that’s right, I’ll be running my first marathon on November 2nd. If you follow CFC on Facebook and Instagram then you know that I started training for real in July. So I thought I’d give you guys a brief update of how things are going: Continue reading
The 3 Day Refresh is a three day Beachbody program of specially formulated shakes, healthy snacks, and delicious, easy-to-prepare meals designed to help you lose weight and break the cycle of bad eating. Unlike other cleanses, the shakes and meals that you prepare are high in protein & veggies to jumpstart weight loss. Here are my results with the program: Continue reading
Want to push yourself to the max for just FOUR WEEKS? Continue reading
My friend EJ has agreed to share her experience in the CFC InsaniT25 Group on ChicFitChef.com!! Get to know EJ in the post below and stay tuned for future posts from her over the one-month hybrid! (If you’re interested in joining EJ, me and many other brave souls in the CFC InsaniT25 group, check out details here!)
EJ – Pre-InsaniT25 Starting Photo!!!
When I heard that my friend Melani, who is an ER doctor and triathlete, had saved someone’s life during a triathlon, I KNEW I had to ask her for an interview on ChicFitChef.com. As a doctor, Melani offers a unique look at the importance of health and I’ve always been especially impressed by her commitment to fitness (given her busy schedule) & her humility! Please read on to hear Melani’s fitness story, how she saved a life & learn what you should/shouldn’t do if you see someone collapse in need of medical attention. Learn from the best! 😉 -CFC
Look at those quads!! GO MELANI!
Shanna R’s amazing T25 results!!
Read on to hear about Shanna R.’s amazing weight loss success with T25!! And message me about joining my May T25 group!!! Continue reading
I had a great conversation with one of my coaches about working out barefoot last week. I’ve actually been working out at home in socks lately and was thinking that I’d do a post on the subject, since there’s a lot out there on the pros & cons of working out without shoes. If you’re thinking about working out barefoot, here are three things to consider: Continue reading
My girl Josephine of www.joseyxo.com has a great fashion sense. So when she said that she’d be willing to do a post on cute workout clothes on a budget, you know I was game! Check out Josey’s picks below! 😉 -CFC
One guess as to who I’m staring at…
I turned 30 just under two weeks ago, but for some reason my mind keeps coming back to my 20s with feelings of nostalgia! So, since it’s been on my mind (and I haven’t posted in ages), I thought I’d do a quick post on just 5 things my 20s taught me- some fitness-related, some just life-related. Hope you’ll read on and share your “20s revelations”! Continue reading
Doing tuck jumps in this would definitely cause a scene…
I just stumbled across a very interesting post on Well+Good this morning about “fashion-forward” sports bras. Especially as a woman who is a bit top-heavy, I always vacillate about whether my sports bras can be both fashionable and functional. I mean, I love looking cute at the gym, but I also need support! Here are my quick thoughts on some of the sports bras featured on Well+Good- check them out & then tell me, what matters in your sports bra: fashion, function or both? Continue reading
So I’ve just completed Week 2 of Insanity Max: 30!! Check out my review after the jump for how the second week went for me and learn more about this program if you’re thinking about buying it! Continue reading
Not sure whether you should try Shaun-T’s newest workout program, “Insanity Max:30”? Well much like my other reviews, I will be giving a week-by-week review of this program right here on chicfitchef.com! Read on to hear the basics of the program and my experience completing the first week!
What is Insanity: Max 30? Continue reading
In 2012, I joined a workout group that met every week six times a week for two months. The group had about 20-30 members from all backgrounds and all fitness levels. It was an amazing experience for me; I lost 17lbs and made some lifelong friends. I’ve never been more consistent with my diet and exercise than when I was in that group.
When it comes to getting and staying fit, there’s power in numbers. If you’re looking for team support in fitness, I hope you will join my upcoming 60-day workout group. We already have 7 members and are looking for more. We start on Jan 12th.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!!
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