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Falling In Love With Your Mom Bod

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On this episode by Kim Barnes Jefferson, she has also invited a guest to talk about mom body. The guest is her friend, Keri Mantie who has
been a fitness expert since 1997 and a mother to three boys. She coaches women on fitness and health goals.

The society expects every woman to have a certain body shape after giving birth but that is not the case. Many women are obsessed when it comes to fitness; they are either wondering what they are eating and what fitness activity they are doing.

Your job as a mom is to ensure that you keep your baby alive. You need to do this without worrying how your fitness schedule fits in. Your mindset starts to shift during pregnancy from how you look to what the pregnancy is doing. You are carrying a human being, you have too much on your plate and fitness is not one of them. It is not about the number on the scale.

Do not be hard on yourself. It is not about what you “should do”, it’s about doing your best. If you have done your best, you have done it all. You need to start embracing the
I don’t care attitude. It’s taken me years of telling myself not perfect to come to this mindset. The body will always change on it’s on timeline and you need to accept that. Some days you have to let yourself off the hook. You will still end up showing up.

Many mothers complain of how overwhelming their kids can get but you need to create some time or getting in not going to get done. Even if it’s 15 minutes in your bathrobe or a quick walk around the block with your baby. You need to leave crazy town. Change is going to come and it is okay to adjust your expectations.

Find out your non negotiables. These are things you will do no matter what, for instance a fully nutritious breakfast to get you set for the day. Decide what’ going to work for you. Be careful with social media. It can be a bit overwhelming. There are things that will work for another person but not for you. It can make you feel like you should doing more or you’re lagging behind but you need to shut it all down and stop feeling bad about yourself. You may think you can’t have wine, but I say go ahead and have a glass of wine and take your time.

There are those who can maintain the hardcore routine but for others, it is still not yet time and they cannot make the kind of sacrifices required. There is nothing wrong with that. Simply be where you are. You don’t have to give up what you love, simply ask yourself what do you love most, weigh your options and see what needs moderation and what is a no go zone.

What Do You Learn From This Episode

  1. Better ways to reach fitness , fat loss goals without too much restriction
  2. Appreciating what your body is doing
  3. A different approach focusing on how you feel/ mood during exercise
  4. Focusing on doing your best not what you should have done
  5. How to get yourself off the hook
  6. How to be okay with everything
  7. Patience and strength to function
  8. Changing your priorities
  9. How to manage “ crazy town”
  10. Identifying your non negotiable
  11. Finding out what works for you and working with it
  12. Know where to focus your energy
  13. How to be good with choices
  14. How to keep the mental noise to the minimal

Links mentioned in this episode

Keri Mantie — http://kerimantie.com
social media — facebook https://www.facebook.com/kerimantiefitnessandnutritioncoach
Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/kerimantie/

Fab Fit Squad — https://www.kimbarnesjefferson.com
social media — Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/groups/fabfitlife/
Instagram –https://www.instagram.com/fabfitsquad/

My name is Kim Barnes Jefferson; I have a deep passion for guiding others towards fulfillment and success with an emphasis in fitness. I teach busy professional women to stop the extreme dieting/training merry-go-round and start giving themselves permission to live a healthy live without deprivation and guilt.


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