First Name: Renee
Children: Tommy, 10 months,
Your Preferred Form of Exercise: Body weight strength training ((TRX, bootcamp)) & mountain biking
Health and Fitness Accomplishment you are Proud of since becoming a mom or when you were a mom-to-be: I gave birth! Hah! Definitely one of the most intense physical achievements of my life! Since baby I’m back to pre-pregnancy weight by 6 months postpartum and I can still throw a mountain bike around just like I did before pregnancy! OH! And I ran a 5k 9 months postpartum and it was a personal record!
Advice for other moms or moms-to-be: My advice for moms and moms-to-be is to utilize what’s around you to stay in shape until baby comes. My muscle awareness was key for childbirth, and I attribute that to continuing my workouts (for me: walking, biking, light lifting) while pregnant and prenatal yoga. Once baby comes, be kind to your body, give yourself plenty of time to heal and then ease into training again. Don’t be afraid to ask for professional help to be sure what you’re doing is a good plan for you. Start slow, but stay regular and you will see significant results! My basic theory on training is to stay realistic and to make smart decisions 95% of the time. What I mean by this is to train regularly, 5-6 days a week both lifting and some cardio, and be smart about what you’re putting in your body. You don’t have to go crazy- just eat nutritious foods 95% of the time, so when you want pizza or ice cream you don’t have to feel bad about it. Everything in moderation! Teach your child how to make good decisions by setting a good example.
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