You’re probably here because you feel like you have an entirely different body after having a baby.
And you’d love to feel like yourself again, get more energy, maybe lose some weight and not have to worry about peeing yourself if you laugh too hard. Seriously.
The problem is…
You’re frustrated because things don’t feel (or look) how they used to. You used to feel strong. Now, not so much.
Most days you have 500 things to do that seem so much more important than getting a workout in so – as much as you want to – fitting in exercise feels almost impossible.
You’re crazy self-conscious about all the wobbly bits that didn’t used to be there so putting on tight workout clothes just makes you feel uncomfortable.
And you’d honestly love to be back to your pre-baby fitness level but that feels like a pretty elusive goal right now.
The truth is that you knew your body would change, you just weren’t expecting it to feel so weak and foreign to you.
You don’t need a swimsuit model’s body. You don’t need to completely erase every trace of what your body achieved.
You just want to have more energy, get stronger, feel like yourself again, and be able to do the workouts you loved to do before you got pregnant – without any pain or issues.
Hey, I’m Jenna Dalton. A Certified Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness Specialist and toddler mom. I hear you and I’m so glad you’re here.
After I had my daughter Avery I wasn’t prepared for the postnatal experience I had.
I thought I would have my baby, bounce back like a pro, and be doing my pre-baby workouts in no time.
But instead of bouncing back, a few weeks after having my daughter I couldn’t even walk up a tiny flight of stairs without my pelvis wincing in pain.
Or do jumping jacks, burpees or even go for a gentle jog without worrying that my uterus was going to fall out of me (not to mention the fear that I might pee myself).
Or look in the mirror without sucking back tears – whose body was that? It sure didn’t feel like mine.
This wasn’t how it was supposed to go.
I was supposed to have my baby and be back in the gym after my 6 week check-up lifting weights and getting back into the pre-pregnancy workouts that made me feel so darn good.
But even a simple bodyweight squat, lunge, or pushup felt so awkward and honestly hard.
I was frustrated, defeated and had no idea that what I was experiencing was unfortunately common but not normal.
In prenatal class and postnatal appointments we’re taught how to take care of our babies.
But very few women learn how to properly take care of their own bodies – especially during the postnatal period.
After deciding that I must have missed something, I did a ton of research and realized there were some essentials to recovering well post-baby – so that I could feel strong again and get back into my fave workouts without worrying that my body wasn’t going to be able to handle it.
And what I realized – through all my research and during conversations over baby play-dates with my mom friends – is that there’s a huge gap in the postnatal fitness industry.
There’s a lot of “get your body back after baby” stuff. But moms have special rehabilitation needs. And not all postnatal fitness programs take that seriously.
“After working with Jenna my body is stronger. Strengthening my core and being conscious of my posture has also demolished almost all of my back pain – which is amazing! My motivation has improved and my energy levels got a boost as well.” – Anna C.
You absolutely can be strong, feel sexy, and get back into all the workouts and fun things you loved to do before you had a baby.
You can feel like yourself again.
And you can reach whatever goals you want – whether that’s getting back into the workouts you love feeling strong, losing some weight, having more energy, being able to confidently get naked in front of your husband and enjoy sex again, or something else.
I know it might feel impossible right now.
But it isn’t.
I used to wonder if I’d ever be able to get back into the workouts that made me feel alive and awesome pre-baby (but made me feel weak and definitely not confident post-baby).
And now I feel just as strong as I did before I had Avery (if not stronger) and I’m back doing all the workouts I craved getting back into – without any issues.
Yes! I can lift heavy weights like I used to. My core feels strong and able to do whatever I challenge it with – pushups, pull-ups, planks… bring it on. And I can sneeze, jump and laugh without worrying about peeing my pants 🙂
I would love for you to get there too.
You can start right now by taking just 3 weeks and focusing on yourself for 20 minutes, a few days a week. 3 weeks. That’s not even a whole month!
Grab your free 21 day postnatal workout program. It’s designed to help you re-gain some core strength so you can get closer to feeling like yourself again in the gym.
And yes. You can do the workouts at home. I’ve got you. I’m a busy mama too, my friend 😉
“Having a baby is hard on our bodies and learning how to get back into exercise safely was great. The core exercises and stretches Jenna gave us were the best. They hit the sweet spots and helped get my body ready for more activity. My stomach is flatter and I’m more flexible.” – Samantha D.
I promise to not take your trust in me lightly.
You deserve the best, most well-researched, most amazing how-to-take-care-of-your-postnatal-body experiences and I’m so excited to offer that to you.
Without pressuring you to “get your pre-baby body back” or anything obnoxious like that.
Because flat abs shouldn’t come at the expense of your emotional or physical well-being.
We’re letting our moms down by asking them to grow the next generation, pressuring them to get their body back within weeks, then shaming them for not making it happen.
You get to decide how you want to look and feel.
I’m simply here to help you get there. Not pressure you into looking like you never even had a baby.
Your body is amazing. Let’s celebrate it!
If you ever need anything, just give me a shout.
Welcome to the SweetMomBod community, my friend.
More About Jenna
I’m a mama to my 1 1/2 year old little snugs, Avery.
I have my Honours Degree in Psychology.
I’m a Certified Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness Specialist with experience in core and pelvic floor rehab for both vaginal and cesarean births, diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse, prenatal and postnatal athletic training, nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding, positive body image, sex after baby, and more.
I’m a Certified Nutritional Consultant.
And a health and wellness + psychology nerd.
Because getting healthier isn’t just about what to eat and how to move. It’s also about mindset, habits, motivation and a whole lotta other psychology-ness (technical term 😉 ).
We all have reasons why we can’t take care of ourselves – no time, no energy, no gym membership, no babysitter… But instead of letting those things get in your way, why not shift your perspective and make feeling healthy, confident and awesome a realistic part of your everyday #MomLife?
That’s what I’m here to help you with – what to do, and how to actually make that happen in your life.
Because it doesn’t matter how many exercise and nutrition tactics I throw at you, if you don’t have the right mindset, it’s not gonna stick.
And the best part is that you can feel enviably amazing and still be a good, attentive mom.
Being healthy doesn’t have to come at the expense of being there for your family. It can become part of who you are as a mom, wife and woman.
The truth is you deserve to feel awesome. Not just so you can be a better mom. Not just so you can be a better wife. For you.
Join The #SweetMomBod Community
“Jenna is descriptive, funny and honest.” – Gaylene W.
Grab your free 21 day StrongCore workout plan. It’s designed to help you feel stronger after giving birth.
Get it now so you can stop missing out on life and start feeling more like yourself again.
Shoot me an email with any questions you have. I could potentially tackle them on an upcoming blog post or we could just chat privately. I’d love to hear from you.
Welcome to the community! I’m so glad you’re here.