Get in Shape, Girl!

Remember when I lost 50lbs and actually kept it off for a year?!

Confession time: I’ve put on 10lbs this year. 

Damn you comfort food!! 
That’s right, my discipline went right out the window once I lost my niece. My focus was shot… not to mention my motivation. Just when I thought I had a handle on not feeding my emotions, I started doing it again, and now I’m paying for it. The Easter Bunny didn’t help matters with all things Cadbury. 
Lucky for me, I received a book to review recently that I am going to use to help me get back on track… Baby Weight: The Complete Guide to Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness. 

What’s that? Why am I reading a book about losing the baby-weight when I’m like 4 years post-partum? 

Because it’s a great book for anyone, really. Incredible tips with a ton of pictures of hot Mommas actually doing the yoga/Pilates strengthening-type exercises, so you know you’re doing them properly. It’s super helpful when you’re feeling awkward holding a pose you may not have experienced before.

There are chapters on prenatal and postnatal fitness, as well as adjustments for beginners-advanced, post-c-section & Mommas who may have other limitations, even those on bed-rest.

The book actually kicks off with nutritional tips, or, the 7 Principles. Such as: Eat to Live, Eat Fresh, Power Up with Protein, etc. Micky focuses on the fact that this is not a diet, but a way of life. If you remember, my discipline with food was key to helping me lose weight the first time around. I stuck to it for well over a year, until I recently fell off the wagon. Thankfully, I don’t have 50lbs to lose this time. I’m very focused on nipping this gain in the bud before it gets out of hand. I believe Micky’s book will help me get back on track.

I love how Micky keeps it real for new moms, by integrating your baby into many post-partum exercises, discussing depression, as well as the unpredictable agenda your baby may have.

From Chapter 5: “Ultimately, it is your baby who will control the dynamic of the exercise sessions if you want her to be a part of them… If she flat-out refuses, don’t push it. You don’t want to sour the experience forever.”

The writer of Baby Weight, Micky Morrison, is a physical therapist with over 15 years experience in women’s health. Micky developed the progressive and intense program to initially meet her own needs, and later to meet the needs of her clients. Micky found that many Mommas craved more challenges as well as nutritional advice as their bodies changed throughout pregnancy and after they gave birth.
To celebrate Micky’s book, we are hosting a Twitter Party on Thursday, April 19th at 8pm EST!!
Mickey & I will be discussing the ups & downs of weight-loss, nutrition & exercise (don’t worry, we’ll keep it fun!!) AND, we’ll be giving away the following prizes during the hour:

What you need to do: 

Follow me on twitter @mommaneedsbeer 
Follow Micky on twitter @babyweightbook
Follow the hashtag #FitMomma on Thursday, April 19th at 8pm EST!

Everyone is welcome: Men, Women, Pregnant Mommas, New Mommas, Grand-mommas, ETC!

Can’t wait to party with all of you! CHEERS! 

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6 Comments

  1. Posted April 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    Love your blog name! Yes, yes I do LOL! Found you thru UBP! Looking forward to following your fun adventures! Happy Monday!

    Kristine from TheFoleyFam – Unedited

    • Posted April 16, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for popping over, Kristine!! Hope you’ll join in on the fun at the Twitter party Thursday evening!

  2. Posted April 16, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    I need this book. No really…NEED. The problem is, I’m totally Twitter party inept. I have no idea how to party on Twitter. Help?!

    • Posted April 17, 2012 at 7:59 am | Permalink

      Alexia, I understand your twitter-party anxiety!! I felt that way before my first twitter party too. Let me walk you (and anyone else leery about twitter parties!) through the process…

      Step 1: RSVP on the form above; just need your name, email addy & twitter handle. (This is how we contact you if you win.)
      Step 2: Set a reminder on your phone (I always forget if I don’t!) That’s all you need to do until Thurs @8p.
      Step 3: About 5 minutes before the party, log onto twitter. See the search box? Type in #FitMomma. https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23FitMomma and you’ll see the feed of #FitMomma posts so far.
      Step 4: Reply to questions (example: “Q3 — what music gets you moving? #FitMomma”) You can reply or compose a new tweet, but be sure to include #FitMomma in your responses.

      That’s it!

      This Twitter party will be an hour-long conversation with the author & me. I’ll be shooting out fun questions to get a conversation rolling, and announcing the prize-winners during the hour. Micky will answer any questions you may have as well. It’s a great way to meet new people via twitter. I always gain a few new followers by the end of a twitter party hour. And it goes by REALLY fast. Hope to “see” you there!

  3. Posted April 17, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Great review. I’m working, but if I get out early at all, I’ll swing by.

    Also, Alexia you’ll want to click in ALL tweets once you have the hashtag screen up. Unfortunately it delaults to TOP.

    • Posted April 19, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for that bonus tip, Alissa. I always forget about that.

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