I wanted to introduce this program by sharing my story around body image, fitness, and my pregnancy journey. I started lifting weights in college as a release mechanism. I was struggling with living in a different place, my parents were getting a divorce, my boyfriend at the time was not treating me well... it was hard.
As life went on, working out and lifting weights became a constant and I knew I wanted to share my love for it with other people. I became obsessed with helping women feel strong and confident in their bodies.
Moving into the last year of my life. Dallas and I decided we were ready to start a family. After having a miscarriage in May of 2020, all I wanted to do was get back in the gym. It was that moment that I realized Crossfit & my workout routine was so much more than just a part of my day-to-day life. It was my release, my therapy, and something that I could control.
After letting my body readjust, Dallas and I found out we were pregnant in August. I had been working on my prenatal fitness education over the summer because I knew that I wanted to be able to keep moving and lifting during my pregnancy and beyond.
This was when I decided to create #strongasamother, a 36-week fitness guide for pregnant women. This program is designed to help other women who are just like me--women who want to feel strong, powerful, and in control of their pregnancy journeys.