16 episodes

Welcome to the Fight Back Motherhood Podcast! Imagine me sitting at my kitchen island with a cup of coffee, spit up on my shirt, and bags under my eyes chatting with you. That's the vibe. With thousands of books written on how to raise babies, we need something that teaches us how to fight back to the women we know we are capable of being after having babies.So since I couldn't find it in my lowest moments after having my first daughter, I created it. Here, we are all about being the best version of ourselves so we can be the best moms to our littles. Ill help you rediscover a love for yourself by helping you prioritize yourself in health and wellness, mindset, and self care. Each week will include tactical tips, bestie chats, real life talks, and so much more. So go pour yourself a cup of coffee and get ready to listen in. It's time to Fight Back!

Fight Back Motherhood Kelsey Smith

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 58 Ratings

Welcome to the Fight Back Motherhood Podcast! Imagine me sitting at my kitchen island with a cup of coffee, spit up on my shirt, and bags under my eyes chatting with you. That's the vibe. With thousands of books written on how to raise babies, we need something that teaches us how to fight back to the women we know we are capable of being after having babies.So since I couldn't find it in my lowest moments after having my first daughter, I created it. Here, we are all about being the best version of ourselves so we can be the best moms to our littles. Ill help you rediscover a love for yourself by helping you prioritize yourself in health and wellness, mindset, and self care. Each week will include tactical tips, bestie chats, real life talks, and so much more. So go pour yourself a cup of coffee and get ready to listen in. It's time to Fight Back!

    009: 5 steps to starting a postpartum fitness journey

    009: 5 steps to starting a postpartum fitness journey

    The truth is, there's an enormous pressure put on postpartum women to return to their pre-pregnancy shape and it's unrealistic. Most postpartum women are getting little sleep, experiencing hormonal shifts and still healing after a vaginal or surgical birth. And, it's still unrealistic for some postpartum women a year, two years or more postpartum. 
     
    Your body was put under a huge stress and load to carry and nurture your baby or multiples, then you went through childbirth. Of course, your body has changed. Your body is fierce and strong and what it went through is pure magic.

    This podcast talks about how you how to start your postpartum fitness journey on YOUR terms and the most important things you need to consider before diving back in.

    *As always, consult with your doctor for individual recommendations.

    Download my 5 Steps to starting a Postpartum Fitness Journey PDF here.
    Pre&Postnatal Barre Sample Workout
    Resources for YOU:


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    • 20 min
    008: BESTIE CHAT: Why you need to wake up BEFORE the kids

    008: BESTIE CHAT: Why you need to wake up BEFORE the kids

    FIRST BESTIE CHAT!!! I am SO excited for you to meet one of my best friends, Stephanie Lamson. This podcast will have the occasional "expert" or two, but I think it's much more fun to chat with mamas RIGHT in the trenches with you who just GET IT.

    I couldn't think of a MORE PERFECT person to talk about today's subject with than Steph.

    Some of you are literally going to roll your eyes the MOMENT you see today's topic. But I told you that I was going to help you better manage your time and I wasn't kidding.

    Momma, you HAVE to get up before the kids.

    I KNOW. You're tired. I KNOW. Believe me, I'm tired. I am the FARTHEST thing from a morning person and every morning my alarm clock goes off- I want to throw it through a window. But I adopted this mantra and I say it every single morning: "If you don't get up now, your entire day is off." I say it because it's true. Every single part of that is true.

    I want to tell you guys the truth. I HAD to become a morning person. When we get up with our babies, we are already screwed and they OWN US lol. You feel flustered, behind, agitated, worried. You're a mess. The BEST thing you can do for yourself is WIN the day before those little boogers are even awake.

    NOTE: If your baby isn't sleeping through the night or is still under 7 months old, this MAY not be for you just yet. You need REST. BUT I do still encourage you to add these habits I'm sharing with you today into your daily routine during a nap. Remember, if you are the last person on your priority list- something is wrong.

    Enjoy todays chat!

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    Stephanie's Contact Info & Tools:


    Instagram: @stephaniemlamson5 Steps to Becoming a Morning Person PDF Morning Checklist


    Resources for YOU:


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    • 32 min
    007: 5 food changes for more postpartum energy

    007: 5 food changes for more postpartum energy

    If there is ONE thing we need as new moms, it’s more energy.

    Sure, we are sleep deprived. Some of us have a toddler draining us. The house is a mess, there is an endless to do list, there are little people and a spouse that need us. Meals need to be cooked, errands need to be ran, showers need to be had.

    We are barely sleeping at night and on the go all day long.

    So while postpartum energy feels like a foreign topic, there is one thing that can re-energize us from the inside out. Ready for it?

    Food.

    Proper nutrition is KEY for energy. In fact, when we eat poorly we are actually hurting the recovery process and even MORE tired.

    This episode dives into some little but effective tweaks you can make for additional energy.
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    • 19 min
    006: My 6 focuses for the new year

    006: My 6 focuses for the new year

    A brand new year full of exciting possibilities, goals, and dreams for us to go and accomplish. I’ve been sitting here thinking about the message I wanted to lay on your heart as you start this next chapter and I felt like it was important to keep it simple.
    If you’ve been hanging out around here for a while. You know I am ALL about intention. I believe in setting goals and creating a roadmap for your year because if you don’t, you have NO idea where you’ll end up. But I think this year, it’s even more important for me to remind you of a second piece of that puzzle. 
    Not only do we have to set the goals, we need to keep our plans and intentions in front of our face all year long. 

    Here are my SIX main focuses for the new year and why they are so important to me. 


    Resources for YOU:


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    • 18 min
    005: Creating your BREAKTHROUGH year

    005: Creating your BREAKTHROUGH year

    Welcome to your 2023 Breakthrough!  I'll be the first person to tell you that I think New Years Resolutions are b******t. 
    It's the same thing every year right? We sit down and talk about all of the things we want to change and then none of it happens. It's not because we can't or are unworthy of those things. The truth is, it's because a majority of us don't know how to execute on the goals we have. Friend, if the goal was placed on your heart, then it is meant to be yours. 
    So why should you listen to me and take my advice? You're right. I'm not an expert and I don't have 47 credentials next to my name. But what I do have is experience. Ever since implementing the system I am going to teach you in this workbook, I can confidently and proudly say that I have been in complete control of my year. Has every single goal I had written down come to fruition? Nope. But a lot of them have and it's all because I realized something VERY important: 
    If you don’t have any sort of vision or clarity on what you’re trying to achieve in the new year, guess what’s going to happen? Well, to say it bluntly: Absolutely nothing. 
    The last thing I want for you is for you to open your eyes on the morning of December 31 and realize that absolutely nothing has changed. That you’re in the EXACT same spot as you were the year before, heck maybe even the year before THAT for that matter. I don’t know about you, but it scares me to DEATH to think that I could just be coasting through life, not making any sort of impact in the world or those around me, and that 60-70 years from now I have absolutely nothing to be proud of and instead, a life full of regret. Yuck, right? 
    We ALL have the potential to be something GREAT. We all have something buried deep inside of us that is LONGING to be exposed. We have creative ideas, unlimited potential, and this power buried so deep within that if we could just reach a TINY part of it, well, it could change our entire lives.

    PDF to grab that goes along with this podcast on Etsy!
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    • 35 min
    BONUS: What would it be like to feel like YOURSELF again?

    BONUS: What would it be like to feel like YOURSELF again?

    I am hosting my FIRST EVER FREE masterclass on December 28, 2022 and I am talking about: THE 3 LIFE CHANGING HABITS OF A HAPPY AND HEALTHY MOM!

    REGISTER HERE: https://www.kelseysmithfitness.com/life-changing-habits-of-a-healthy-mom

    Fight Back Motherhood is going through some BIG and exciting changes in 2023 and I can't wait to share them all with you! But before any of that, I want to share the three life changing habits I have adopted that have completely transformed my life since becoming a mom.

    Let’s start with the elephant in the room. Who the heck are you and why should I listen to what you have to say?

    The truth is, this entire call is based on the things I wish I would have known when I first became a mom and instead learned along the way.

    I’ve lived it. I am living it right now in the trenches with a toddler and a four month old. I’ve done therapy, I’ve been on antidepressants, I’ve read all of the books.

    In my pursuit of healing, I started to write down what I was learning. I applied those things to my life and those lessons are what you are here to learn about tonight.

    Let me paint you a picture…

    -How would it feel to feel as if you're in control again?
    -To smile when you see yourself in the mirror?
    -To have your day planned out to a T where you’re accomplishing everything on your list?
    -How would it feel to have passion in your marriage, to be present with your kids and thriving in your career?
    -How would it feel to have 20, 30, or 40 minutes a day to yourself where you can focus on being a better you?
    -What would it be like to feel like YOURSELF again?

    Because that’s what the three habits I am going to pass on to you in this FREE masterclass are designed to help you do.

    I hope to see you in class, my beautiful friend. Remember, you can look back at this in THREE months and be so proud of the things you've accomplished and the woman you've become.

    REGISTER HERE: https://www.kelseysmithfitness.com/life-changing-habits-of-a-healthy-mom
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    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

lauren_thor ,

So many nuggets of wisdom!

Thank you for this podcast! I feel like there is a great take away from them every time I listen. Your stories are inspiring. Your guests share tons of useful knowledge (especially Moira!) I am thankful to have this to listen on my drive into work to get me pumped up!

hwindom250411 ,

Best podcast I’ve ever heard. Period.

Honest to God, Kelsey... this podcast has been life changing for me. It seems like every time I begin going through something in my life, I open up your podcast and hear you talking about something exactly like or similar to something I’m going through in my life. And let me tell you, the motivation and inspiration you give me that drives me to keep going every day is incredible. I’ve been starting every morning the past two weeks listening to your podcast. And every day has been Great. I’ve told you a few times I’ve listened to you while sitting in my DEER STAND. Lol! You know, when I’m supposed to be all ears listening for deer walking... nope. You are amazing Girl, And Your going to help so many people with this.. thank you so much!🖤

Weehaw Dudes ,

Love this

The brutal honesty is so motivational!!!!

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