I was scared shitless of giving birth and becoming a mom.
I was devastated when I was told I needed to have a C-section and couldn’t have the natural child birth I envisioned. I literally did everything I could to avoid this invasive surgery.
I knew it could ruin my chances of having a “normal”functioning core and yes I wanted my 6 pack back. I also knew there were many more risks with surgery.
Small problems for some, but big to me at the time.
I tried Moxibustion, laying upside down, singing, acupressure, acupuncture, and even an external version which was gnarly to get her to move out of the breech position. None of it worked!
Despite having to go forward with my first Cesarean almost 14 years ago, I was blessed with a beautiful healthy baby girl. Next week she turns 14! 😭
To make a long story short, smart movement kettlebell training saved me. I recovered very quickly, it wasn’t easy, and was back to swinging my kettlebells in no time at all.
Then 24 months later I did it all over again! Another C-section and beautiful BiG girl!
It’s these real stories and events that brought thousands to train with kettlebells!
One year after I gave birth the first time, I released my first Kettlebell DVD to the masses. Then I did a pregnancy kettlebell dvd with my second baby, then 9 more to titles follow! The rest is history!
Kettlebells work y’all! If they didn’t I wouldn’t have had so much success both personally and with the thousands of people I’ve worked with over the years!
If you’re thinking about it I highly recommend you check out my free how to swing a kettlebell class found here
Now on to the important stuff!
Congratulations to the Squat Challenge members, you have made it through your second week of the squat challenge! This week you upped your weight and according to all the #21daysofsquats posts, are looking quite strong! Only one week left ladies and gentlemen! Remember, you are going up one more time in weight for the final week of this challenge. If you don’t have weights or a kettlebell, be creative!! I see you all still using your creative at home remedies like dogs, children and pantry items!! Or, you can also wear a backpack with some items in it to pack on some weight while holding your current weight or bell. You have come so far with this squat challenge, keep it going!
Now, have you thought about what you are going to do after the 21 Day Squat Challenge ? Or, if you haven’t been doing the squat challenge, have you thought about what you are going to do for your fitness goals this year? On the final day of the Squat Challenge, I will be opening up enrollment into my online virtual gym called Lauren’s Playground. If you have enjoyed the squat challenge, Lauren’s Playground is 10 times more effective. It is for individuals who want a full body fitness program, complete with a community of support. There are so many workouts to choose from and you will also get a bonus pass to one live class per week as part of your commitment to yourself. As you can see from the squat challenge, there is loads of guidance from current members (my OGs, you know who you are!) and, of course, myself.