No Grit, No Pearl.

Christy McCarty Mom Mindfulness, No Filter Fitness, Uncategorized

“No grit, no pearl.”  Tiny phrase, big meaning. Merriam Webster states that grit can mean a hard, sharp granule, as of sand, also: material, as many abrasives, composed of such granules.  Or it can also be the firmness of mind or spirit: unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger. Pearls.com explains that pearls form when an irritant works its way into an oyster, mussel or clam. As a defense mechanism, a fluid is used to coat the irritant. …

Unfiltered Woman – Adee Cazayoux Fitness and Nutrition During Pregnancy

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz, Mom Mindfulness, No Filter Fitness

Pregnancy in Relation to Nutrition & Training Taz and Adee are not only great friends, but have been collaborating regarding training modifications during Adee’s early pregnancy stages. As a mom of three, Taz had some experience and advice to give! In this week’s discussion, the two chat about workouts, nutrition, and lifestyle changes during pregnancy. Taz and Adee, going through her first pregnancy, share each of their stories, experiences, and advice in this latest interview. The whole episode is a …

Postpartum Body Chronicles Pt. 2 – Kegels… You’re Doing Them Wrong

Cheryl Hargrove Mom Mindfulness

Last time I set out to write something about where I started in my postpartum fitness journey, it turned into more of a mental assessment in goal setting. THIS time, we’re gonna get down to the nitty gritty. Jumpin’ right in. WTF Just Happened to Your Body During pregnancy, your body went through a period of expansion (to over simplify it). Your stomach was pushed OUT and then sh*t was pushed DOWN. During the last month, I know we all …

Postpartum Body Chronicles Pt. 1 – Getting Started

Cheryl Hargrove Mom Mindfulness

Body Image Blame Every woman has her own journey with pregnancy and the postpartum period. We each have different health, fitness, and life experiences going into pregnancy. Which means, we have markedly different experiences for 40-weeks (that whole 9-month thing is a crock of s**t, it’s really 10-months). Leading to our own unique stories, nightmares, and birthing experiences surrounding our labor. THEN, we go through the postpartum period, which again, can have its trials, triumphs, and difficult tribulations. Which begs …