When we asked Beth if she’d like to give her impressions of the new pregnancy work out plan from Body Beyond Birth, she jumped at the chance. Find out why pregnant women like Beth are choosing our online pregnancy program to stay fit and healthy.
Take it away, Beth!
Beth’s Body Beyond Birth story
Let me start by saying I really love your program. Your original Body Beyond Birth program has been the most helpful post-baby exercise I’ve done since having my daughter in 2013. I heard about Body Beyond Birth from another mummy friend of mine. She had started doing the videos and I was looking for something to do at the time.
I’m a bit of a schedule driven person so I love that you provide an outline of what to do on each day. It makes it so achievable and its one less thing to have to plan and think about! And the 20 minute video is very manageable to do during a busy day chasing my daughter around.
Here’s why I get a kick out of the Body Beyond Birth pregnancy work out plan
I’m a 27 year old mother of 1 (girl: 2 years old), expecting baby number 2 to arrive this May (don’t know if we’re having a boy or girl – it’s a surprise for everyone!). I’m married and live with my hubby (Matt) on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia.
I’m a trained primary teacher and he is a plumber now working as the Outreach & Facilities Manager for a NGO Camp Organisation that (among other things) runs respite camps for kids in foster care. I volunteer my time to work with him at these camps on weekends and during some of the school holidays.
We’ve been doing them together since we were 15.
We are a Christian couple who love being part of our local church and one of our goals in 2016 is to get into better habits with healthy eating and exercise.
My Body Beyond Birth Story
Since giving birth to my daughter Anna in June of 2013, I gradually bounced back to feeling normal but I knew my body needed some decent exercise to really regain strength after carrying a baby.
I’ve never had a lot of time for exercise. I’ve always found it hard to make a priority. Though we moved to a new town and it was great making some friends I could at least go walking with.
It wasn’t until 18 months after having Anna that I realised my abdominal muscles were still quite separated as a result of the pregnancy. My early attempts at sit-ups had potentially made my abdominal situation worse. So I was desperate to find an exercise program that looked after the special needs of post-baby bodies.
I searched online but didn’t come up with much. I really wanted to be in the best shape possible before attempting to carry a second baby.
One of my friends told me about a program she was doing to help strengthen her core after having her son. It was Body Beyond Birth! I signed on to the 12 week program and loved it! I think it is the most consistent exercise I had done since high school.
Why the Body Beyond Birth pregnancy work out plan?
Since falling pregnant again, I had already planned to do the Body Beyond Birth program again after this baby (except this time it wouldn’t be 18 months after giving birth!). Then one day on Instagram I saw the pregnancy work out plan and jumped on that night to sign up.
I love what BBB provides to mums. I feel like I get great advice and have easy access to an excellent and safe work out. It has been such a great encouragement to me to be healthier!
Favourite Body Beyond Birth recipe
I haven’t tried many of the BBB recipes as yet but I do love a good pumpkin soup recipe. So I think my pick would be the Pumpkin & White Bean Soup. It is great to have made ready in our fridge for a healthy lunch alternative or for an easy dinner.
Favourite BBB move, exercise or piece of advice
The pinkie tip with pelvic floor exercises is definitely helpful! I love the advice scattered throughout the workout videos. I need all the help I can get!
Favourite Healthy Tip
I think the best help tip is to just start somewhere with healthy lifestyle & plan ahead. Healthy eating & exercise doesn’t happen accidentally (I know! I’ve let it slide for years!).
I’m finding now that I’m a stay at home mum I have a great opportunity to plan ahead and benefit my husband and my children with the food I prepare. And scheduling time for exercise injects some energy into my (sometime very long!) mummy days. Even just going for a walk or doing a simple exercise video makes a difference.
We love Beth’s approach to Body Beyond Birth and our pregnancy work out plan. Using time to create time and exercising to give yourself some energy is what BBB is all about!
And we love that women everywhere are helping each other out with their journey to fitness while using Body Beyond Birth for their exercise.