Body After Baby

I have to be honest with you guys. I’m sort of lagging on Body After Baby material. Every week-with occassional breaks in between -since The Body After Baby Challenge started in June, I have been blogging about health, nutrition and fitness topics. I love these topics (my degree is in health!) and I love writing about them, but my brain feels Body After Baby fried!

I’m not going to stop hosting this here and providing a Mr Linky for you to use, because I know its helped so many women reach their goals and connect with one another. I’m sure I’ll have some exciting material for next week, but right now I’m just beat. Bare with me!
I would love to make this challenge ( I suppose it’s not really a “challenge” right now however) better for everyone. Do you have any suggestions for me? Ideas, thoughts, questions? What do you want me to write about? I would love to feature a new topic each week. Eating breakfast, doing sit ups, how to run a 5K, why tanning is bad for you. Let me hear from you! What topics do you need help with, what things do you want to learn about? Where do you struggle the most?
I want to put together an 8 or 12 week fitness program for us, so I’m working on some details with that. I’m also working on getting together with another fitness blogger for a collaborative challenge next month! That will be real fun if it works out! Also I have ideas and visions for doing something with pregnant and postpartum bodies… but nothing concrete has come to me yet.
So see! I do have ideas and plans, just nothing quite yet! I’m sorry this isn’t a motivating or informative post for you!
I hope everyone is having a great week! If you wrote about your Body After Baby this week, please leave your post url link so we can visit you!
* If your link is deleted it means you didn’t direct us to your Body After Baby post and you didn’t link back to this blog. Please only link up if you actually wrote about this challenge and how you’re doing with your goals.

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.

13 thoughts on “Body After Baby

  1. Hey, we're all entitled to an off week. Sorry you're feeling burned out.

    It's fun to participate in this “challenge” and see that there are other girls out there working on getting their bodies back and struggling the same struggles and so on. I love reading the other posts in the Linky.

    Things you could write about… well, I know I would like to read more of YOU. You said you have goals for your personal Body After (and Before, right! 😉 ) Baby challenge, but you never really tell us what you're doing or about your goals or struggles or successes. I would love to see some of that and I think others would probably like it too.

    As far as what else you can do, what about reviewing different diet plans/books and home workout systems that others are following, such as Weight Watchers (like contact the Anchorage WW group and tell them about BAB and see if they'd let you sit in on a meeting and interview the leader, etc.) or Jillian Michaels' 30 Day shred, etc. You can take a look at them, maybe interview someone who is doing it or whatever, and then blog about it as a way to let the other BAB girls know about it.

    Just some ideas for you!

    I'm excited to see what you have in store as far as “challenges” and programs go!

    Also, I was brave this week and posted a (lack of?) “progress” photo taken this morning–in a bikini!–on my blog. OUCH! Now that's a reality check!

  2. I would LOVE to see a post about what DOESN'T work…like, if I keep attempting (seriously, attempting, not succeeding) to do pull ups, will those ever really help me??? What about some other myths that may mislead my efforts…that would be fun! 🙂

  3. yeah,a post on myths would be great! like how strength training is NOT going to make you bulk up, or how eating only 500 calories a day is NOT a good way to lose weight. etc.

  4. Not a healthy way to lose weight, perhaps.. but I can attest that a 500calorie diet can work wonders on some body types.. NOT that i condone extreme dieting, but i had issues back in college… =\

    I'm having trouble with my goals because I'm trying to find a diet that doesn't aggravate my health symptoms and making my diet healthier is actually making me gain weight!! Ack, it's killing me! I'm still working on it, though. Health is more important than weight right now, and I'm not in that big of a rush. 🙂

  5. Please do continue this…I JUST got started.

    One thing that is nagging me is I try to do a whole foods diet. And according to everything I've read, whole fat milk (from the store) is better for you than reduced fat milk….of course raw milk is far superior to both.

    But when you drink the whole fat, you end up eating more calories and fat that you should. So I'm torn. I've made the switch to 2% but still dont know.

    If you arent familiar with this type of thinking…send me an email and I'll send you some links. I was hoping you might now though…LOL

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