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Today is such an exciting day! Not only is it the day after New Years (so we’ve all shaken that slow post-champagne feeling), but I feel like it’s the day when many of us really start to take action towards our New Years goals. Whether you’re purging and cleaning the house, setting up a new healthy eating strategy, or brainstorming goals for work, I feel like it’s such a fresh and exciting time. 

Family pic

Aaaaand to help with your fitness and healthy eating goals, I have a few amazing things on the way: the revamped 12-week post baby bod plan, the post baby bod ADVANCED plan, and our first exclusive online accountability group (for PBB friends + fitness friends who may or may not have had kiddos. Everyone is invited to join the online accountability party!)

First, let’s talk about PBB. This is the same effective and safe 12-week postpartum fitness plan, but we tweaked it to make it easier to navigate (each day is one page, with photos of many of the moves + meal ideas on that same page), and also included the meal ideas and recipes from the bonus meal plan.

The Fitnessista's Post-Baby Bod 12-Week Plan

Post baby bod is HERE!

Each module includes one full week of sample meals, plus bonus recipes and a full exercise glossary with form cues. It includes tips on pelvic floor healing, safe core exercises, and what you should and should not do post-baby. This is the same plan that has helped hundreds of women all over the world get back in shape safely after baby. On these pages you will not find info about getting back to your “pre-baby” anything. Post baby bod can be SO MUCH BETTER. You can be leaner, stronger, more fit, and feel amazing after baby (or babies!).

My 9-month progress:

9-month post-baby body

If you purchase the original plan, you will be getting updated original plan + the PBB Advanced plan for FREE when it launches on the 16th. If you’re just interested in the advanced plan, you can pre-order here for $39 (price goes up to $49 on the 10th). Already purchased the original plan? I’m hooking you up. Both versions will appear in your inbox on the 16th.

The Fitnessista's Post-Baby Bod ADVANCED 12-Week Fitness & Nutrition Plan

Get yours here!

Here’s what the PBB ADVANCED plan is all about:

-It’s 12 weeks of workouts for mamas who have already built back their fitness levels and want to kick things up to the next level. (So if you recently gave birth and were cleared to resume exercise, do the original plan, then when you feel strong and back in the game, head into the advanced plan.) 

– Core SAFE exercises mixed with intense strength training and cardio. 

– Nutrition Focus: I also included the same type of carb cycling plan that I like to follow. No math projects involved, and it simplifies carb cycling so you can fuel yourself to match your goals. (<– Approved by Registered Dietitian Kim McDevitt.

The difference between the advanced and original plans:

-The original plan is all about building back your strength and cardio endurance the smart way. This is not a crazy “balls to the wall” plan, but it’s not a “gently whisper to your body” plan that I found to be very common. This is designed to create habits, get back into a solid fitness routine, and do it in a way that facilitates healing. The core and cardio moves were all strategically-designed, and progress according to what’s safe following each stage of birth. 

-The original plan contains a thorough exercise glossary and tips of form cues, plus lots of info on pelvic floor healing and safe core work.

-The advanced plan is for those who already built back their fitness levels after baby (like original PBB plan graduates), and want to take it to the next level. It  includes an entire carb cycling component with bonus meal suggestions and recipe ideas, plus how to carb cycle in your own routine. It does include tips for smart core work and healing, but more limited photos of each exercise. (If you’re working on the advanced version, you already know how to do a biceps curl, etc.) The advanced plan is intense, and geared to encourage awesome results.

working it with a medicine ball

Online Accountability Group

Sign up! Spots are super limited.

Now, let’s talk about motivation:

Our online accountability group! This is for those who are working on the post baby bod and advanced plans, but also those who are just looking for support and motivation with their goals. 

DAILY SUPPORT: Each day I’ll pop into the group to answer questions and will be available for email support. This accountability group is JUST for PBB participants and those who want an extra push of a certified personal trainer. If you need an accountability source, want to ask specific questions or need modifications, this is for you. I’ll also be doing LIVE video to answer your questions! Sign up here.

This is perfect for those who:

-are lacking consistency and motivation with their workouts. I can look at your plan, see what you’re doing, and adjust or tweak anything that’s not working in your favor. 

-are trying to find the right balance and routine. This is perfect for those who are trying to figure out how to add interval and strength training into their schedule without overdoing it.

-are in a rut. If you’re looking for something different or someone to cheer you on, this is it. 

Why are we waiting to start until the 16th? Many of you have specific New Years’ health and fitness goals. You can get started, and by the 16th, you’ll know what is and isn’t working, and where you can use some extra help and guidance. Instead of hitting the mid-month slump, this can help power you through any potential ruts or obstacles.

I’m SO excited about this group as a way to offer some virtual training tips and motivation. I’ve never offered online training services through the blog, so this is pretty special. For less than the cost of 2 personal training sessions, you have access to one for 4 weeks. Sign up here! Spots are limited. 

This is where I throw a bunch of confetti in the air, followed by celebration burpees. 

Please let me know if you have any questions about any of these, and thank you so much to those of you who have already joined in. Thank you also for helping me spread the word about these plans I worked so hard to create, and for being here, and for being so awesome. I’m lucky to *know* you all.

Happy New Year and I’ll see you soon!



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  1. Alex on January 2, 2017 at 7:47 am

    This looks great! I’d love to do it in a few months 🙂 Happy New Year!

  2. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on January 2, 2017 at 7:54 am

    I’m also launching a program today and winter group health coaching. Such an exciting time of year to share what we know with others!

    • Fitnessista on January 2, 2017 at 11:50 am

      wahoo! so excited for you 🙂

  3. Cara on January 2, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Congrats on your launch! Your family pic is adorable….what brand is the pilot’s button-down? I’m looking for a casual button-down for my hubby. (Oh, and your shirt is really cute as well!)
    Happy New Year!! Make 2017 a great one!

    • Fitnessista on January 2, 2017 at 11:50 am

      thank you!! his button-down is from stitch fix. i’ll check the brand for you
      happy 2017!

  4. Melissa H on January 2, 2017 at 8:43 am

    I posted this on another blog but I should ask you too!
    Question for you! How did you manage breastfeeding and returning to workout out? What did that look like and how did you maintain supply? I’m cleared and ready to get back but am looking for tips from people who’ve been there!

    • Fitnessista on January 2, 2017 at 11:50 am

      the key is to make sure you’re not overtraining, drink a lot of water, and fuel appropriately. 🙂

  5. Cassie on January 2, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Looks awesome!

    • Fitnessista on January 2, 2017 at 11:50 am

      thank you!!

  6. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby on January 2, 2017 at 9:59 am


    • Fitnessista on January 2, 2017 at 11:49 am

      thank you so much!

  7. melodie on January 2, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Can you tell me more about this carb cycling?? Or maybe link me to a previous post where you’ve shared about it. Maybe i missed it. Thanks!

    • Fitnessista on January 2, 2017 at 11:49 am

      yes! you alternate your macro percentages depending on how you trained that day. typically hard strength days are higher carb days. for the plan, i took the calculations out, and you can just look at your meals to ballpark it. it works really well and is way easier than inputting everything you eat into an app

  8. Sarah @ The Blonde Giraffe on January 2, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Yay! Congratulations on the launch girl!!! For a second, I thought that family picture was at Guadalajara Grill. Clearly, I miss that place and the table side salsa a little too much and jealous you can eat there any day now in Tucson 🙂

    • Fitnessista on January 2, 2017 at 11:48 am

      thank you, friend!
      it was actually in old town before we left san diego. i can’t believe we haven’t been to G grill since we’ve been back!

  9. Stephanie on January 2, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Is there anything on pbb for currently pregnant moms?

    • Fitnessista on January 2, 2017 at 11:48 am

      it’s more geared to postpartum, but i have a ton of prenatal fitness tips and sample workouts on the site: 🙂

  10. Lissy on January 2, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    I gave birth two years ago, and have generally been exercising like before baby, except my abs. I don’t know what do with my abs. They’re not what they were. Would the advanced plan help nor am I too late? Lol

    • Fitnessista on January 2, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      never too late!! all of the core exercises are safe to do post-baby (after you’re back to your routine and feeling strong)

  11. Stephanie Woods on January 3, 2017 at 5:46 am

    These are digital downloads, correct? Can we download on our phone and our tablet? Or just one device? I like reading on my tablet best but would want to only take my phone to the gym for the workouts. Excited to start my postpartum journey after baby is due in March!


    • Fitnessista on January 3, 2017 at 7:32 am

      yes, they’re digital downloads. you should be able to download anywhere since they’re PDF files 🙂
      excited for you and congrats on your pregnancy!

  12. Katie N on January 3, 2017 at 10:14 am

    I was wondering if you are only doing the one 4 weeks session of the accountability group? I’m currently doing a 11 week postpartum plan, but I would love to have something to plan to start after I finish the last week of Feb.

    • Fitnessista on January 3, 2017 at 11:06 am

      yep, only that one! if it goes well, i’ll do another one in the spring 🙂

  13. Nichole on January 3, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Super excited for this! I am due end of February and can’t wait to get back to a real routine!

  14. Katie on January 6, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Baby is due in February and I can’t wait to get back to some of my old workouts! Question: How long are the workouts? I like morning workouts, but can only fit in about 30 minutes without having to get up at a (more) ridiculously early time. Thanks!

  15. Jess K on January 6, 2017 at 10:19 am

    I’m currently 5-months post partum and have been struggling to get back into the workout routine. It’s been hard trying to fit workouts in with a new baby and going back to work full-time. Is the original PBB most beneficial when started right after being cleared to work out at the 6-week post partum mark, or would it still be just as beneficial now 5 months out (followed up by the Advanced PBB)? Also, are the workouts able to be done at home or is a gym membership needed? Thanks so much!!!

  16. Des C on January 6, 2017 at 11:00 am

    I am currently pregnant with twins but very excited to try this after they born. I love your emphasis on safety and consideration of Diastasis Recti, mine is pretty significant, my son was a large baby and there’s two in there
    Could you explain in more detail what equipment is needed to do this at home?
    I don’t have a cardio machine at home and live somewhere that the temperature can be to extreme to do it outside at times.
    Thank you

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