A new mom crush post is long OVER DUE! First let me say that picking a mom crush is not something I take lightly. I like to find women who have a story to share and whom I feel we can all learn something from. This week’s mom crush, Rachel Edgel, will not disappoint! When Rachel shared this post on Instagram a few months ago I knew she HAD to be our next Mom Crush!
This strong mama of 5 is tough as nails and ironically the sister to one of our previous crushes, Rebecca Berkabile! I think the outer, and most importantly, inner beauty of these women runs in the family! Rachel’s post today will have you laughing, crying, and laughing all over again! If you need a little inspiration on this typical Monday, you’ve come to the right place!
What an exciting few weeks it has been! Tracy and I have been staying really busy with the macro coaching groups and we couldn’t be happier about it. Had you told us a year ago we’d be meeting and helping amazing women from all over the world via online nutrition coaching we probably would have laughed and said, “In our dreams!” Well our dreams have come true and Stay Fit Mom is growing by leaps and bounds every single month. Thank you to all the followers and all our amazing girls who spread the word and have made doing what we do so much fun! We truly appreciate and love you ladies (and some gentlemen)!
I can’t wait for Spring Break!! Too soon to be excited about that? For us it’s only 7 weeks away! Shoot, now that I think about it 7 weeks is just enough time to hit it hard in the garage gym and focus on my macro counting before sporting my swim suit at the beach for a whole week. We will be beach camping with friends for the first time and to say I’m excited is an understatement.
How many of you want to start working out regularly but just haven’t quite gotten around to it? Often times women set unrealistic goals that aren’t attainable and end up never accomplishing them. If you don’t currently workout 3-5 times a week and suddenly decide one day that you’re going to go to the gym everyday and workout for 1 hour you’re setting yourself up for failure. Let me share a little secret with you…you don’t have to workout for an hour everyday to lose weight!
First of all, that game LAST NIGHT!! I was trying to work on this post but boy it sucked me in and got super exciting!! I’m not a huge football fanatic by any means but my husband sure is and I tend to watch here and there. That game was exciting and I had all the feels for my Tom Brady after the game when he was all emotional. What an exciting night for those players and coaches! Go Patriots!! Anyway, on with the recipe!
For the first time in probably a year, I finally feel like I’m getting my sh*t together. I always call the baby’s first year of life survival mode, and by this I mean that my main goals each day are to keep all three kids alive. This phase of life for me has largely been categorized by reacting to the kid that screams the loudest. But I’m happy to report things appear to be turning a corner… for now.
Cooking everyday is sort of the pits.
This is when I start to look back on my own childhood and think that my mom was a freakin hero. She cooked, she cleaned, she did our laundry, she drug us around to every sporting event and after-school activity, she was a single mom, AND we complained about everything all the time.
This mom life business sure isn’t easy, and I know I have it a whole lot easier than my mom did!
So when our clients ask us about eating out and macros, We. Get. It.
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I hope 2017 is treating you well so far. If your New Year’s Resolution was to workout more than we’ve got just the thing for you, a new #SFMWeeklyWorkout! Once again the only piece of equipment I’m using is my favorite 25lb dumbbell! If you don’t have one, grab something heavy you have lying around the house and get after it! This is the year of no excuses ladies!!
So many people, women especially, are very overwhelmed by the thought of healthy eating. I think most women think of healthy eating as going on diet, eating lots of vegetables, eliminating bread or soy, meal prepping, spending lots of money, dirty dishes, screaming kids at their feet, stress, or even sacrifice. To be overwhelmed by the pure thought of eating healthy means one thing: that you need to start small, and that you need to make it easy. I have learned through my own experiences and through helping other women that making healthy eating simple is what makes it so much more attainable.
I don’t know about all of you but recovering from the holiday madness has been a struggle around here. It’s certainly nice to get back into the swing of things but I sure feel like I’m trying to create new habits all over again. Luckily for me my kids love garage gym time and working out with mommy. Who can say no to a bunch of cute kids who ask on the way home from school everyday, “Mom, are we going to workout when we get home!?”.