Hi friends! Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Hope you had a great one. I have some adventures to recap later today, but for now, let’s grab our dumbbell-shaped confetti. It’s the official launch party of the post baby bod plan and website. 🙂
As you guys know, I’ve been working on this project on and off for years, and I’m so excited to finally be able to share it with all of you. When I first had Liv, even though I’d been in the fitness industry and had worked as a trainer for quite a while, I was uncertain of how to safely resume my fitness postpartum. I was scared to hit the ground running and injure myself, and I didn’t want to do too much too soon. Also, I wasn’t quite sure how to safely regain my core strength. So, I did what I usually do and researched as much as possible, and consulted with experts in the field including my physical therapist friends. From here, I was able to get back into the fitness game safely, and achieve the goals I’d set for myself without it taking over my life. Taking care of a baby is hard enough; I wanted to share this info with fellow mamas and help take “figure out a fitness plan” off the mental to-do list.
I’ve been cranking along on the plan since Livi was born (you can read more about the history here!), and decided to put it together into a comprehensive eBook. I enlisted the help of 15 fabulous mamas to test it out and they all saw amazing results.
While the physical results were incredible, I was even more excited about the additional benefits. So many mamas said they felt stronger and more energized with the plan. They were taking amazing care of their babies and themselves at the same time, which can be tough to balance, especially in the early months. They were thankful for PBB, as they could safely and effectively build back to their previous level of training, without needing tons of equipment or time. Also not needing to plan or think about setting it up is a game changer; pregnancy and new-mama brain is for real.
I used PBB strategy again after P was born, and used many of the provided modifications. Since it was already figured out for me, it was so much easier to get back into a solid routine. I loved having the workouts planned out for myself, especially since I’d already used them with successful results.
After Livi’s birth:
After P’s birth:
(41 weeks pregnant, 7 weeks postpartum, 14 weeks, 15 weeks.) As you can see, I still have some loose skin, which stretched to make room for that awesome 10-lb beeb. While it’s always nice to see muscle return after a hiatus, I have to say that my biggest benefit of testing these workouts the second time around was for the mental benefits. There have been a lot of things going on between P’s reflux and my own medical situation that these workouts allowed me to zone out, do something for myself, and get in a nice sweat.)
Here’s what you can expect with PBB:
The plan is broken into three 4-week modules, starting with developing a solid routine, building strength, improving cardio endurance, and finally, incorporating more intense circuit training.
This plan is for:
-Moms and mom-to-be who want to take the guesswork out of setting up a postpartum plan. I was very strategic about the design, especially regarding types of cardio and dedicated core work. I wanted to gradually increase fitness while optimizing healing at the same time.
-Those who want to increase energy levels, cardio perform and lean muscle- the smart way!
-Those who don’t have a lot of time (all of us) or equipment to work out
This plan is not for:
-Those who prefer working out in a group fitness environment for their daily sweat sessions
-Those who want to go hardcore as soon as they’re cleared to work out again
-Those who have already built back their cardio endurance and strength post-baby. This plan starts off at the very beginning, so if you are 6 months + postpartum, you may be too advanced for this level. Stay tuned for advanced variations in the future .:) Those who purchase PBB will get bonuses + future updates from now on, at no additional cost.
“Gina has put together an extremely thoughtful and intelligent fitness plan for all women wanting to be healthy after giving birth. She delivers the information in a clear and easy to understand way and addresses many of the specific issues that can affect a woman’s body after having a baby. The best part is Gina’s warmth and the down to earth nature of this plan. She writes from a place of understanding and humor, which makes the sleep deprivation after baby a little easier to deal with! I recommend PBB for any woman who is looking for a supportive and effective fitness plan after giving birth.”
Jessica Valant, MSPT, PMA-CPT
I hope you’ll check out the plan here, and help me spread the word to your mama or expecting mama friends! ALSO the PBB site is live, which is a resource for prenatal fitness and nutrition. My friend Kim, a mama, RD, and advisor for Vega is contributing to the site regularly, and you can also expect posts and videos from myself + fellow fitness instructor and trainer friends. New content will be added weekly (on Mondays), and there are already 20 posts up if you’d like to check it out.
Hope you have a wonderful morning and I’ll see you later today.
*The first 50 to order today will also receive the meal idea and recipes ebook. After purchasing, your copy will be emailed to you (it may be in your Spam folder, as a heads up).