It’s really happening!

One year later…fitMOMentum is back!P1080224

This past year was filled with some personal and family challenges that made it difficult to keep up with this blog.

Four miscarriages.

I am so blessed to have Finn, now 2.5 years old, in my life.  Even if there never is a #2…I have more than I could ever wish for!

This year’s focus is on family health!  Stay tuned for some fun family workout ideas!


Who is fitMOMentum?

Here’s my story:


I had always been an active person, figure skater turned hockey player, yoga practitioner, volleyball enthusiast (indoor court and beach in the summer months), and gym-bunny… but my biggest love of all…RUNNING!  I love training for the Ottawa Half Marathon.

In September 2011 I was expecting my first child!  I ran up until I was 27 weeks preggers, but then the pressure of baby on my pelvis became too much so I had to stop.  Fear not, I switched my running routine to a high intensity walking regime and our dog loved me!


I had dreams of being “that mom”, who the day after giving birth, would be back out along the canal, this time not only with my handsome dog, but now, proudly sporting my new-born in a front carrier!  I assumed I’d be back into my running shoes within a couple of short weeks after giving birth…unfortunately, that was not in the cards.

A long labour caused me to suffer severe nerve damage (neuropathy) in the nerve bundle located in my pelvis.  This affected my entire left leg and foot, preventing me from walking, let alone running for several months postpartum.  The pain associated with the damaged nerves was unbearable…I’ll take labour any day over nerve damage.  Really.

My dreams of being “that mom” were not happening.

It took me three months to have the ability to get out of the house and into a gym…where, on my first visit I managed to spend 15 minutes on a stationery bike.  I couldn’t believe how much just that helped me feel so much better not just physically but mentally too. Exercise made me feel human again.

I was on my way back to being me!

At that moment, I knew I wanted to do something to help women experiencing pre/postnatal struggles stay active and healthy… and from there, fitMOMentum was born.

Back to Work After the Holidays

So today was the day…the day that my sweet baby returned to daycare, the day that his mom and dad return to working 8am-5pm…and the day that I get off the “holiday slacker bandwagon” and get back on track with my PERSONAL FITNESS GOALS for 2013.

I’ve always been one to make New Years Resolutions.  Not that I ever keep them all, but it makes me feel good to at least be ambitious enough to think about what I want to accomplish in the year to come.  So, with the recent launch of fitMOMentum I thought it would make sense to focus on my fitness resolutions for 2013 and share them with YOU.

I hope you find these motivate you to make your own…and share them with someone so that we are all accountable to staying healthy and happy this year!

fitMOMentum Top Ten Resolutions for 2013

  1. Run 100 times (and yes, I will keep a tally!)
  2. Add 10 additional mins of flexibility / stretching to each workout (at least 3 times a week)
  3. Recommit to Yoga practice once a week (Sunday mornings before family walk?!)
  4. Bike WITH family on weekends to visit parks in surrounding neighborhoods
  5. Reduce % body fat
  6. Drink 8oz of water first thing every morning…even before a shower…maybe in the shower!
  7. Meet Jules from fitnesswithjules…she inspires me and I’ve never even met her!
  8. Get regular massages
  9. Play everyday
  10. Motivate 10 others toward fitMOMentum!


2013 and fitMOMentum have arrived!

Well here we are… January 1st, 2013!  This is an exciting year for me and my family as we will be moving into our new home in the Glebe, our “baby” will turn TWO, and I will be launching fitMOMentum in a few weeks…

I am excited for all these changes!  I look forward to bringing you all along for the fitMOMentum ride!