Rewind to 6 years ago…⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ I was 39 weeks pregnant with Quinn! ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ And in looking at this photo… it’s funny to think how much my perspective on fitness has changed since becoming a mom and getting older. It’s not better or worse… it’s just different. ⁠⠀ ⠀⁠⠀ We talk a lot about comparing ourselves to others, but what about comparing yourself to YOURSELF? ⁠⠀ It’s easy to fall into the trap of…

Hi, friends! Happy Monday to you! 🙂 I’m a little behind with “day in the life” blogging, but I’m planning to catch up today and tomorrow – starting with a wonderful Quinn and Mumma day last Friday. The fun kicked off at Goldfish for Quinn’s weekly swimming lesson. His usual instructor wasn’t there (and he lovvvveess her), so he was pretty nervous swimming with someone new. The staff at Goldfish were so sweet to him…

I’ve partnered with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) to bring you this blog post. Read on to learn more about a new resource that was just launched today to help women navigate IBD and pregnancy. Until my early 30s, I wasn’t really a “kid person.” I never really played with dolls as a kid. I didn’t babysit younger siblings or cousins. And, honestly, I had very little interest in other people’s kids. When Mal and I…

Hi, guys! Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Last week’s edition of CNC Instagram Live included all sorts of questions from you guys via the “Ask me a question” feature on Instagram – thank you to those of you submitted one! I hope you guys find my responses helpful. If you missed the 24 hour replay of this IG Live, here it is for your viewing pleasure! 🙂 In this episode, I…

Hi, guys! Happy #FitnessFriday! 🙂 I get a lot of questions from new moms about working out after they’ve had a baby, so I wanted to share my 10 Tips For Balancing Exercise With A New Baby as well as some no- or minimal-equipment workouts that you can do at home – perhaps during nap time? Just click on the image below to download all five workouts. I hope you love ’em!   5 HIGH-INTENSITY…

Welcome to the #FITMOM series on Carrots ‘N’ Cake! With the New Year upon us and lots of mom readers in the mix, I wanted to share some Q&As with several of my favorite fitness bloggers, who also happen to be moms. Read on to see how they make fitness a regular part of their lives!  Gina Harney The Fitnessista Children: Olivia, 5 and Penelope, 2 How long of a maternity leave did you take…

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This post is sponsored by Chicco. Hi, guys! Here is the last set of workouts for the Stroller Summer Shape-Up. I really can’t believe this is the third and final week already. Time flies when you’re having fun! If you missed the first two posts in this series, you can find them here: Stroller Summer Shape-Up {Week 1} and Stroller Summer Shape-Up {Week 2}. WORKOUT 1 This workout was a really fun one! In just 20 minutes, you’ll…

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Kill Cliff to interview one of their elite CrossFit athletes at the 2015 Kill Cliff East Coast Championships. Unfortunately, I was out of town and unable to attend the event, but I still had the chance to interview (via email) Valerie Voboril, a CrossFit Games athlete, mom, and kindergarten teacher. Incredible, right? She is such an amazing role model for women and inspires me so much. At…

Now that the weather has turned cold here, I’m doing a lot more at-home workouts. Quinn and I still head out in the jogging stroller a couple of mornings a week, but I find that squeezing in a quickie 15- or 20-minute workout on the days we can’t get out is just what I need to stay motivated. All of the workouts below are 20 minutes or less, so you can easily throw on some workout…

This post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Reebok as part of the Body After Baby series. My little peanut is 4 months old today! Holy moly, time is flying! This is my final blog post in the Body After Baby series, and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about my postpartum weight loss and fitness journey. Ok, let’s get right to it because I have a sweeeeet giveaway for you guys! MY WEIGHT…

Good morning, friends! How’s life? I hope things are going well for you! So, let’s start with some photos from yesterday! My friend Erin came over to spend the day with Quinn and me. It was so nice to see her and catch up. She’s the best. And, of course, my guys (the furry one and the one-so-furry one) loved seeing Erin too! Some eats from the day”¦ Breakfast followed by Marylou’s white chocolate chip iced…

Exercise After Baby: 10 Tips for Working Out as a New Mom 5 HIGH-INTENSITY WORKOUTS FOR HOME  Now that Quinn is here, my workouts have changed quite a bit. My time is more limited, and I no longer have the freedom to pop into a spinning or CrossFit class whenever I want, but I haven’t let my workouts go by the wayside either. I truly believe if there’s a will, there’s a way when it…

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Hey, hey! Quinn and I had a fabulous, quickie workout this morning, so I just wanted to share it with all of you nice people. I did it with the jogging stroller, but you could easily do it without too. The workout only includes 3 exercises (running, walking lunges, plyo squats), all of which don’t require any equipment, so you can do this workout just about anywhere. FYI: It took us about 16 minutes to…