Body After Baby: Fit by Labor Day

* Updated: I’m loving all the great pics people are sending me!! I have a lot of you wondering what you should wear and honestly, wear whatever you want! So far I have people in bra/pants, bra/panties, swimsuit, shirts/pants… so anything is great! And a front and side back is what most people are doing.

Starting Monday July 13th we will begin an 8 week “Fit by Labor Day” Challenge. This is an 8 week challenge within Body After Baby Challenge. Here are the details!

  • Date of challenge: July 13th -September 7th
  • Send me your “before” picture by Sunday (7/12) All before pictures will go up on Monday. So yes- everyone will see them. Cut your head off if you want!
  • I will say “this is ….” with a link back to your blog. If you want to be anonymous please make sure you let me know, otherwise I will include your name/blog link.
  • You do not have to have a blog to join.
  • If you want to include one or two sentences about your goal for the 8 weeks you may- you want to lose 5 pounds, you want to fit into those pants, you want to lose 10 pounds.. just keep it under two sentences.
  • Remember these are your goals just for these 8 weeks.
  • All sizes/shapes/weights are welcome.
  • This is about being the best you. Not comparing yourselves to others.
  • You can be 1 week postpartum or 5 years- doesn’t matter.
  • Pictures may be taken however you wish. Fully clothed, in a swimsuit, in bra and underwear, in shorts and tank top- whatever you feel comfortable with.
  • I would recommend taking a front picture and a side picture- so we can really see the difference in 8 weeks!!
  • If you want to include your starting weight you may
  • You will send me your “after” pictures during the last week. All after pictures will go up on September 7th. (Next to your before picture of course!)
  • Every week we will continue with Mr Linky and you may add your link if you wish on your progress and how things are going. (Just like we’ve been doing…)
  • You don’t have to send in your pictures to continue to do the Mr. Linky format of Body After Baby
  • You can also send in your pics for the 8 week challenge and not participate in the Body After Baby challenge with Mr Linky on Mondays. You can do either or both.
  • At then end of 8 weeks we will nominate our favorite ” player” (participant/women/awesome person??) for different categories. I can’t guarantee anything yet, but I’m hoping we will have fun prizes for the winners!
  • YES I will be posting a picture of myself as well. ( I don’t know what in yet.) 🙂
If you have any other question or suggestions please email me– mamanotes@gmail.com and make sure to get the pictures to me no later than Sunday!
Time to kick those workouts into high gear!!

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

15 thoughts on “Body After Baby: Fit by Labor Day

  1. I'm excited! The last week is going to be REALLY hard because I will be on vacation for the last 10 days of the challenge. Hopefully I'll make good progress BEFORE the vacay!

  2. I need this so bad!! I'm jumping on the bandwagon!! I'll send my pic to you in the next day or so and I'll be making my post and adding my link tomorrow!! 🙂

  3. okay so do i just email you pictures?? ahh that's scary!! hahaha!! i try to avoid “body” pictures! just the face usually!!
    i'm in my 9th week of dieting/lifestyle change…so far i've lost 15ish pounds..by september i hope to have lost a total of 30 pounds!! more would be awesome!! my longterm goal is 65 pounds by december 31st!!

  4. Please email if you have questions.

    You don't need a blog. Mr Linky is a tool that bloggers use so if you don't have a blog it won't apply to you.

    Yes, send me your pictures through email by Sunday. (Thats in 2 days)

    Email me if you have more specific questions.

  5. I am so glad to have found this. I'll have to try to remember whose link brought me here…but I was just thinking I needed accountability (as srr) said as well as support. And really, after you post your “before” pictures online…what'll make you more accountable than that! LOL. Hope you still have space.

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