You’re probably here because you feel like you have an entirely different body after having a baby.
And maybe you’d love to feel as strong as you did before you had a baby, get more energy, lose some weight and not have to worry about peeing yourself if you laugh too hard. Seriously.
The problem is…
Most days you feel like you have 500 other things that seem so much more important than getting a workout in.
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’re honestly frustrated because you’re trying to get back in shape but things don’t feel (or look) how they used to. You’d just love to feel like yourself again, but you’re not exactly sure how you can get there.
When you’re a mom you can feel like you’re hardly surviving.
And it can be rough and frustrating to hear things like…
“You should love your body – tiger stripes and all.” When you honestly don’t love your body (but you wish you did).
“Breastfeeding made the weight just fall right off me.” When that’s not at all true for you and you don’t know why the weight isn’t just “falling off”.
“Don’t worry. You look great!” When you don’t feel great. You’re seriously wondering if something is wrong down there because it sure doesn’t feel right.
“When are you due?” When you’re holding your 9 month old and definitely not even slightly pregnant.
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 strong, feel like yourself again, and be able to do the things 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 and bounce back 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 any of my pre-baby workouts without worrying that my uterus was going to spontaneously fall out of me.
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, doing yoga, and getting back into my usual routine feeling fit and strong.
But even a simple bodyweight lunge or side plank 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 get back to my old fitness level feeling strong and without any pain or issues.
Essentials like – how to properly take care of my core and pelvic floor so my body felt strong and worked well again (hint: all those planks I was doing weren’t helping. At all.)
And what I realized – through all my research and lots of conversations 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 mama’s 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.
It’s time we stopped treating pregnancy as something that ruins a woman’s body and started celebrating how amazing that woman’s body truly is.
The truth is you absolutely can be strong, feel sexy, and get back into all the 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 losing some weight, getting back into your fave workout without any issues, having more energy, being able to confidently get naked in front of your husband and enjoy sex again, or something else.
I know it can feel the opposite of easy.
I get how hard it can be when the world tells you that you should be back in your pre-baby jeans with chiseled abs by 3 months postpartum or something is wrong with you.
Nothing is wrong with you. You deserve so much more than being sold the idea that you need to look like you never even had a baby.
Because flat abs shouldn’t come at the expense of your emotional and physical well being.
The truth is, being a mom can be hard. So hard.
And between being mama, growing your business or career, and making space for some love life goodness here and there; finding time to workout and cook healthy meals can feel ridiculously challenging.
That’s why I’m here to take some of the stress off your exhausted shoulders and make it as simple as possible for you to reach realistic goals that support the kind of life you want to live, and the strong body you want to have.
You can start right now by taking just 3 weeks and focusing on yourself for 10-15 minutes a day. 3 weeks. That’s not even a whole month! Start feeling like yourself again. Grab your free 21 day postnatal core workout program.
“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.
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 excuses about why we can’t eat healthy and workout – 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 being healthy a realistic part of your everyday mom 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.
And 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.
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Welcome to the community! I’m so glad you’re here.