How I lost my baby weight

Farrah struggled with obesity throughout adolescence, so when she got pregnant, the weight worries came flooding back. She had grown so accustomed to her routine before having a baby and she didn’t think she was going to be able to get back into it afterward.

With a degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in fitness, nutrition and health, she started working with a personal trainer during the Tae-Bo craze, transitioning into personal training clients after college.

“I was still determined to do all the training I had been doing before I got pregnant, but altered,” she said. “I used lighter weights, I didn’t work as hard, I would watch my heart rate and make sure I didn’t go over 150.”

But when Farrah hit 8 months along, her fluid was low and she had to stop exercising. With an allowance of walking only two days a week for no more 20 minutes, she stopped looking at the scale at around the 60-pound gain mark.

After her delivery, she wanted to get back to exercising, but how? As any mom with a newborn knows, even getting a shower is nearly impossible.

“I started with running errands. I was scared to drive with her in the car, so I decided to walk wherever I needed to go,” Farrah said. “I’d take 15 minute walks to the post office or the park, and it evolved from there. I remembered the difference in how you feel when you’re exercising and when you’re not exercising. When you’re exercising, you want to get up, you want to do things, you’re motivated to eat well, you have more energy to play with your baby.”

Farrah had discovered a way to workout that didn’t require a nanny or time away from her baby. And thus, T.O.T. Fitness was born.

“You just have to figure out how you can take what you used to do and incorporate it into what you now need to or want to do,” Farrah said. “I wanted to lose weight, and now I had a new dumbbell. It was really that easy.”

Getting out of the house is one of the most important things for new moms to do. With T.O.T. Fitness, Farrah created a way to be around other moms who are going through some of the things that she went through or is going through and spend time with her new baby at the same time.

“It’s one small thing that moms can do for themselves, one small way they can take a step to being a healthier person,” she said.

If you are in the LA area, get connected with T.O.T. Fitness.

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