Body After Baby Challenge Starts December 1st


The most popular vote for the next Body After Baby Challene is an 8 week challenge with before and after pictures! This will start next Wednesday, December 1st, and lead us through Christmas and into the new year.

Link ups will be every Tuesday. If you choose to write about your week, you can link up here. This gives you a chance to meet other Body After Baby blogger participants, encourage one another and see what everyone is up too! Feel free to not write about it, too. You can certainly still follow along with us however you wish!

There are no “rules” for who can participate. It’s for fun and motivation, so if you have a new baby or if your baby is in High School, you are all welcome here.

Each week you can write about your progress and check in with other bloggers. I might have specific questions I ask you each week, too. Or maybe little challenges like I did last time! 🙂

I will be sharing with you my plan for these eight weeks as well. I haven’t totally figured it out yet (trying to figure out how/when I can get to the gym with a newborn and husband’s schedule!) but once I do, I’ll be letting you know what I’m doing. At our first link up, it would be awesome if you shared what your plan was for these 8 weeks and what your goals are, too! Think about that before next Wednesday!

I will be having a couple “prizes” for those people who link up their blog post each week. I’ll announce this each week. If you would like to sponsor a prize for your business (big or small) please send me an email and I’ll set you up with a week! 

I strongly encourage you to take a “before” picture!! I’m not asking that you send these to me or even put them on your blog (of course you can do whatever you want though!) but after this short challenge is over it will be great to take you “after” and see how far you’ve come. Plus, a “before” picture is a great motivation!

The Body After Baby Challenge is about getting back to your “pre-baby weight, but it’s also about so much more.  It’s about feeling better, having confidence in yourself, being a positive role model for your children, having energy and being healthy! The number on the scale does not define you! Remember, your body is strong! You have brought children into this world! You deserve to make time for yourself to feel, look and simply be the best you can be for you and your family!

I am here for you. I love talking with ya’ll. You encourage me as much as (you think) I encourage you. I face the same challenges you do. I will do my best to respond to all of you in the comments section and answer your emails about questions/thoughts you have. You are also welcome to send me any stories or questions that you’d like for me to feature on the blog- that way you get more responses and tips. Thank you for joining all of us on this challenge. We are all in this together. It’ll be fun!

I hope I covered everything. If you have any questions, thoughts, suggestions, etc- please let me know. 
Happy Thanksgiving! Eat up! 🙂 

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.

16 thoughts on “Body After Baby Challenge Starts December 1st

  1. This sounds like a lot of fun! I weighed in ever week for 18+ weeks and lost a little more then 20 lbs. It helped SO MUCH to do it as a blog post. It held you accountable for your weight and it was hard to dissapoint.
    Good luck to all of you doing this!

  2. I'm excited to participate this time around (I was pregnant last time). I am close to getting rid of the weight but I still have some work to do. I know this support and motivation will help!

  3. So first things first.. your baby and my baby share a birthday!! I thought that was so neat! Although my baby girl was born at 8:35pm (after an induction).

    Secondly, I NEED this!! really bad, I let go a lot with this last pregnancy and as I guessed, I have given myself a lot of work to do. I will need a lot of support through this since I am a great starter, but have problems following through with getting into shape! I would also like to keep this up and get into better shape than I was in before I had kids. I just need to tone up and take better care of myself! So this is my goal!

  4. Thanks for doing this again. My plan is to stick with it this time. I really enjoyed reading everyone's blogs who linked up and posted each week last time. I think this is perfect timing to help get us through the holidays. I will think twice now about how much food I eat this weekend at all of our Thanksgiving celebrations!

  5. I am so excited!! I need to get back down to a reasonable size/ weight! I need accountability! I am gonna post before and after pics for sure!
    How do you “link up”?

  6. I have been loving blog hops lately and this sounds like a great one. My baby is 16 weeks old and I have 16 lbs to go for pre-baby weight with this one (and 10 more after that, at least). How do you lose weight while protecting your milk supply? I have gotten back to running and today we set up the treadmill I bought yesterday so I can keep running through the winter, but I am a little nervous about how to make sure I am getting enough for my milk supply and losing weight.

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