There is truly no joy like bringing a sweet new life in the world. About 2 months ago, I had an idea for the Bump Sister Bootcamp. What if there was a group for pregnant moms to come together for encouragement + support to stay healthy during pregnancy? As you know if you’ve been following me for a while, serving women in health is a genuine passion of mine. Getting to combine that privilege with this special time in a woman’s life is so exciting to me. Plus, the fact that I get to serve these new mamas alongside two great friends who also happen to be pregnant is a bigger blessing! (I’ll introduce you to them in a minute!)
Our first round has been AWESOME! I absolutely loved seeing the group God put together!
Working out in pregnancy has many benefits including faster delivery, quicker recovery post-partum, and less complications at birth. Exercise in pregnancy has also been linked to reducing back pain + constipation in pregnancy. Plus, babies born to moms who exercise typically weigh the same as babies born to moms who did not, but have a higher percentage of muscle than fat. We can set them up for the healthiest life from the beginning!
Then…there’s the eating portion. Many women gain more weight than what is recommended because they’re consistently giving into cravings, or they’re misinformed on what it means to “eat for two.” There’s nothing wrong with an occasional craving (Y’all know I am no longer a legalist when it comes to food!), and we don’t believe in restriction. But I also know that I gained more weight in my first pregnancy than I should have, and it took me about 18 months to lose the weight post-partum after having Noah. I made much healthier decisions when I was pregnant with Cole, and I was back to normal when Cole was just 4 months old. Pregnancy is hard on our bodies, so any effort + discipline we apply during our pregnancies will only shorten our post-partum journey + help us get our bodies back to normal faster.
I’ll be real with you – working out consistently is tough anytime, and pregnancy just throws an extra variable for one more possible derail. During this time, we all need as much accountability + as many resources as possible because our health is never more important than when we are growing a human inside of us! We have to forget all the reasons we don’t want to exercise, and do it for the reason that trumps all excuses – doing what is best for baby! (And once we get started, we’ll feel better too!)
So that’s the magic equation of the group: Fitness + Nutrition + Accountability = SUCCESS.
The group isn’t free simply because you have to buy some tools to support your journey (They are the same tools we use, so we can best support you!). But there’s no additional fee to be a part of our group – you’re simply paying for the resources you’ll use now + later as you begin your post-baby journey. We’d love to continue to support you as your journey continues.
The tools you’ll need will include home workouts (If you’ve got a phone, you can access them!) + a meal plan that prioritizes nutrients + portions + supplements that make sure you + baby are getting the nutrition you both need.
Plus, as our FREE gift to you for joining, we want to supply you with a beautiful pregnancy devotional book that will keep your heart aligned with His while we steward our bodies during this special time God has blessed us with!
Spots are limited, so please contact me today if you would like more information on the tools you’ll need to get started. I expect this group will fill up fast!
Here’s a little more info about me + the other bump sisters leading this group if you’re new here. We can’t wait to meet you and walk through this journey together!
Pastor’s wife, published author, multiple business owner & mom of 2 boys (Noah, 5, and Cole, 2), you would think there’s not much that could surprise me. But when I found out this baby was a girl, I was floored! We are as excited as we are scared, but feel so blessed God has given us the opportunity to raise a female Kingdom chaser!
Biggest pregnancy surprise this round: “My hair grows too fast and keeps getting darker (even if I color it!), and I carried my boys so much higher. There are times when I feel Shea move when I think, “Ummm, are you supposed to be there?!”
Wife to Seth & mommy to Leyton (6), Ashley is also a newborn photographer + homeschooling mom. Needless to say, home workouts have been the key to her fitness in this busy season of life. After a rough 1st trimester, Ashley is finally craving movement + energy-boosting foods and can’t wait to get this group going!
Biggest pregnancy surprise this round: “Other than the fact that we’re not finding out the gender this time, I’m pretty confident I’m carrying a little athlete or dancer! I’m the one who needs the 14 hours of sleep they say a baby inside the womb gets since my little one is throwing dance parties when I’m trying to sleep!”
Mandy is pregnant with her third girl, Naomi, and due August 2016. Sarai (4) and Amaya (2) are as excited as Mommy and Daddy! Mandy is a pastor’s wife and loves serving alongside her husband, Marcus, at their church. She loves working with women to better their health because she knows first-hand the difference it makes in the life of the family when Mom is healthy!
Biggest pregnancy surprise this round: “I started showing SO fast! I pretty much took the pregnancy test and had to bust out the maternity jeans!”
Caroline is pregnant with her first, and she should find out boy/girl during our bootcamp this round – eek! She’s married to Brian, and they are over the moon excited to enter into parenthood, and all the blessings (and craziness) that comes with it. You may recognize her from Fit for His Glory.
Biggest pregnancy surprise: “It’s all surprise since I’m new at this!”
CONTACT MICHELLE to get started in Bump Sister Bootcamp with her as your coach. (If Caroline, Ashley or Mandy sent you this link, please reach back out to them for details!)
Here’s what a few of our bump sisters had to say after Month 1:
“Bump Sister Bootcamp has helped me tremendously over the last month! I have energy, love the workouts, look forward to Shakeology and am journaling in an awesome devotional every week. But do you know what the very best part of the whole group is? It’s the check-ins with our Bump Sisters! Fitness is so vitally important, and so is nutrition and the ladies almost immediately become friends. We cheer each other on, share ideas, pray with and for each other, and just celebrate our blessed pregnancies.” – Courtney M.
“Bump Sister Boot Camp has given me the accountability I need to stay on track. I have always been up and down with my fitness since having kids and was never really comfortable in my own skin. I decided to give it my all after having my last baby and dedicated myself to being fit and eating cleaner. When I found out I was pregnant again, I wanted to stay focused on my goal of staying fit and healthy. I like the extra challenges that push me to stay on track and the kind words on my bump pictures as I grow bigger. I truly feel as if we are on this pregnancy/fit journey together. Lastly, I love the inspirational bible verses that are posted to remind me that no matter where you are at in your journey, at the end of the day it’s all about God and his glory!” – Samantha G.