Yoga Rebels Wated

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I’ve been a yoga girl for over a decade now and it’s helped me on so many different levels. I’m an anxious person…always have been! Even as a kid I’ve always reacted to situations with super strong emotions that easily overwhelmed me. Yoga helps me to calm down, refocus and get centered.

However, something in me has shifted since I endured two months of bed-rest when I was pregnant with the twins. I was stuck on my back for SO long. I couldn’t do all of the things that I loved doing as a stay-at-home mom. I couldn’t grocery shop or cook for my family. I couldn’t run around or swim with my son. I get teary eyed thinking about the nights I spent in the hospital and my son crying to me on Facetime because he wanted mommy home to snuggle with him.

So naturally, once I had the twins it was like this feeling of being released from a cage and now all I want to do is MOVE! I still need flexibility, but I have a really hard time BEING STILL. Kind of important for yoga, right?

Enter PiYo! This exercise program has built a bridge between what I love about Yoga and my need to be constantly moving. Not to mention it’s introduced me to muscles that I never knew I had. It’s a perfect combination of yoga, pilates and cardio.

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So I’m sending out a call to all my yoga rebels out there! Who wants to add a little PiYo to your practice? Comment below for more details

March of Dimes Fundraiser – This is my WHY

On May 16th I’ll be walking to raise money for March of Dimes. This foundation helps moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. If something goes wrong, they offer information and comfort to families. They research the problems that threaten our babies and work on preventing them. That is the what. Here is my why.

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I went into preterm labor with my twins at 28 weeks pregnant. I was transferred from one hospital to another so I’d have access to a NICU that could support babies born that early. I’d never been so scared in my life while I was hooked up to the IV and monitors. I tried to channel all my energy towards the babies. Otherwise, that fear would have surely choked me. I was poked, prodded, monitored, given medication, put on bed rest and given both worst case scenarios and best case scenarios. By the grace of God and modern medicine, I gave birth to my babies at 37 weeks, 3 days. I’m so grateful for the screening test that identified my early labor, for the steroid shots that helped develop my babies’ lungs faster, and for the Procardia that helped to spread out and lessen my contractions.

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Not all preterm labor scares end with the best case scenario like mine did. I’m walking for the miracle babies that are born early and thrive against all odds. I’m walking for the angel babies that are watching over us from heaven. I’m walking for the families of these babies, because they are warriors too. For all that I have been given this feel likes a small way I can give back.

There are two ways you can support my walk.

  • Make a secure donation by clicking this DONATE NOW link to be sent to my fundraising page
  • From March 1st through May 16th I will be giving 5% of all the commissions I make through my Beachbody coaching business directly to this fundraiser.

Thank you for helping me give all babies a healthy start!