Even Mommies Make Mistakes

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My almost 4-year-old, Landon, and I read this book once about how “even Mommies make mistakes.” Landon thought it was hilarious and now loves calling me out when I make a mistake. “Mommy, remember that time you made a mistake, and forgot to buckle me in?” “Yes, Landon, but that’s not really funny. It’s actually dangerous.” Luckily, he now reminds me, if I happen to forget, before I start driving away. And yes, that only started happening since Liam arrived. Don’t judge. So that leads into my most recent mistake: forgetting about Day 29 & 30 in my 30 Day #SayNoToCrunches Challenge. In…

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Grooves To Move You

Keep your stamina going strong as you make your way to the next reward with a playlist of songs that move you! These are the tunes that help me push through those tough intervals and keep my heart pumping. Pin it and share it with your friends!  

How To Increase Your Milk Supply & Hydrate Better

A few months ago, when I was traveling to Chicago, I experienced a nursing mom’s worst nightmare – the dreaded decrease in milk supply!  Of course, I freaked out!  You can read all about that experience and what I did to increase my milk supply in my post Guzzle Some Water & Chug a Beer.  Today, I want to share with you the water that I have found truly hydrates me better and keeps my milk supply at a steady flow.  It’s called Essentia, and it’s an alkaline 9.5 pH water with added electrolytes. Before I tried Essentia, I didn’t really…

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30 Day #SayNoToCrunches – Week 4

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Dun, dun,dun . . . Here it is: the final week of the 30 Day #SayNoToCrunches Challenge! This final week is called “Finish on Your Forearms,” and I’m guessing it will probably feel like the hardest week yet. But have no fear!  Just remember to take breaks when you need to, but DO NOT give up now . . . you are so close!  Rest between exercises and roll your shoulders back and around like I demonstrate in this video from Week 2.  If you miss a day, make it up (read here on the best way to make up a missed day),…

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30 Day #SayNoToCrunches – Week 3

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I can’t believe that we are officially half way through the 30 Day #SayNoToCrunches Challenge!  I don’t know about you, but Week 2 truly proved to be a challenge.  Between a crazy weekend and my kids getting sick this week, fitting it in was definitely a struggle for me. I missed one day over the weekend, so I felt like I had to make it up.  In case this happens to you, you can either not worry about it and just start back in the next day, or here’s what I did.  For instance, I if I missed Day 3,…

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30 Day #SayNoToCrunches Challenge – Week 2

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I hope that your first week of the 30 Day #SayNoToCrunches Challenge has been successful.  I still have one more day to go, and I’ll be leaving my own feedback from Week 1 on the blog later this week.  Since some of you started a day before me on January 1, I wanted to get the Week 2 exercises up right away.  Remember this challenge is here for you whenever you want to do it – next week, next month or next year.  That’s why the calendar doesn’t have any dates on it! Your cardio exercises remain the same, and…

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I Forgot to Tell You . . .

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Ugh.  I thought I had covered everything for the 30 Day #SayNoToCrunches Challenge, and as far as the workouts are concerned I did, however, I forgot to mention something really fun and rewarding!  I’ll be doing a giveaway each week!  In order to qualify, you have to post a pic on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram and tag @sarahaleyfit, as well as #SayNoToCrunches. This way I can find you! It can be a pic of you doing one of the exercises or after the workout, of one of the calendars or exercises from my handouts, or just something inspiring that has to do with…

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willPower is Back in My Life

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And it should be in yours too! I don’t know a better way to start off the new year than to add some willPower back into my life . . . and by willPower, I mean willPower & grace®. That’s right . . . I will finally be teaching it at the Equinox in Santa Monica on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm, beginning this week, January 7th! Okay, so now you’re confused, right?  You thought I was talking about willPower, as in the ability to make a change using the power of your mind. Actually that is what I’m talking about,…

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30 Day #SayNoToCrunches Challenge – Week 1

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I’m so excited that you’ve decided to join me on my 30 Day #SayNoToCrunches Challenge. You can download the calendar and first week exercises below.  Because I want this workout challenge to be doable for everyone, this blog post is here to give you some modifications if you need them and more detailed descriptions of the exercises. I’ll be doing the challenge with you and posting the exercises on Instagram so make sure you are following me @sarahalefit. I’m officially starting on January 2 and doing the challenge through January 31, but you can pick whatever 30 Days you want. The exercises…

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How To Get a Flat Belly in 2015

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Isn’t this what everyone wants?? I know I do. As some of you know, my project at the end of 2014 was filming a postnatal workout program.  The focus of these workouts is to help moms regain their core strength and lose the baby weight, but these goals are not so specific to new moms.  Most people I know have these same goals:  tight abs and weight loss.  Yes, my new workout DVD, to be released in February, is designed for new moms, but I’ve taken some of the methodology from my postnatal training program and am sharing with you what…

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