“Before I had kids I had visions of a woman with an exposed six-pack, legs cut like a body builder, buff arms; a lean mean athletic machine pushing a double baby jogger in training for her next fitness competition... What I know now, after more than a decade as a parent making fitness a priority, is that a fit mom isn’t some unattainable ideal. It is you. You moving. You being active throughout the day. You taking steps to stay healthy. You making fitness a family value. You including your kids in this active life. That’s all.” —Kara Douglass Thom, author of the Life as a Fit Mom eBook series
The Life as a Fit Mom eBook series is an intimate and honest look at how Kara Douglass Thom, co-author of Hot (Sweaty) Mamas: Five Secrets to Life as a Fit Mom and creator of the blog Mama Sweat, balanced (if at times only tenuously) her life as a fit mom, through pregnancy, the intensity of parenting toddlers, and the curiosity of growing kids. These books aren’t filled with “get-your-body-back-after-baby” messages and won’t guilt you into exercise in order to look like society’s ideal of the postpartum mom. The Life as a Fit Mom eBook series is for moms and moms-to-be who are trying to include fitness as part of an active, healthy life and want to raise active, healthy kids too.
The six books included in the complete Life as a Fit Mom eBook Series are: * Finding Fitness in the Chaos of Motherhood * A Fit Mom’s Guide to Pregnancy and Postpartum Speed Bumps * Throwing a Fit: Toddlers to Tweens and Injury in Between * Raising a Fit Family * Feeding the Fit Family * Winning as a Fit Mom
Here’s what readers have said about Kara Douglass Thom’s writing while she blogged about finding fitness in the chaos of motherhood on Mama Sweat.
Thanks for all the motivation, humor, distraction and yes, even real information. I always enjoy and appreciate your candor on topics that hit home with all of us moms! —Vanessa
Your blog is excellent and has become my lifeline. Am I really not alone? Other moms are struggling to incorporate exercise into their lives? I had to skip my usual Monday morning class, but you’ve given me some ideas! Thanks! —Siara
With a 20 month-old and a 9 month pregnant belly, I am on the roller coaster that is having young children. It’s nice to know it gets “easier” but it’s also nice to see a realistic perspective. So refreshing! —Jane
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