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Health & Fitness
Saturday, 23 March 2013 03:42 Written by BBC Crew
What is MOLO?
By Kristen Horler, CEO & Founder of Baby Boot Camp www.babybootcamp.com
You may have heard some buzz about MOLO, but what is MOLO? Mother Love Fitness Challenge, also known as MOLO, is Baby Boot Camp’s annual fitness challenge. Moms across the United States compete against themselves and each other for exciting prizes, including Mountain Buggy strollers and the chance to be recognized as America’s fittest mom.
When I created MOLO in 2009, I had no idea it would grow to have the impact is does today. We have nearly 1000 MOLO participants this year and created a Facebook group just for our registered participants. We just finished week five of our 12-week fitness challenge, and here’s some feedback from of our moms:
“I love the different exercises we focus on each week.”
“I love the community environment! It feels like all the MOLO women from across the country are motivating and supporting each other.”
“The ability to push myself physically and mentally to know how strong I really am and to know that this pregnancy I have done everything to stay active and to become one hot, fit pregnant momma of soon to be 4!”
“I love the RESULTS!”
“I love how women around the US are communicating and supporting one another to be better healthier moms everyday. Its been so much fun!”
“Moms supporting moms....it's a beautiful thing!”
“I love the support of my instructors and fellow team members!!”
“I love that MOLO has given me a better awareness of my body and nutrition.”
The inspiration and motivation from fellow participants is amazing. I am so inspired by the commitment each mom has made to improve her own fitness and nutrition, while setting an incredible example for her family.
What inspires all of you as parents?
Check out the MOLO page at http://mountainbuggy.com/en/active/molo
Also check out one of our MOLO moms blogs written by Maria Gorosito at
Baby Boot Camp offers MOLO February, March and April each year. Learn more online at www.babybootcamp.com.
Kristen Horler is CEO and founder of Baby Boot Camp, offering prenatal and postpartum fitness and nutrition program for women. With more than 12 years of professional fitness experience, Kristen is a continuing education provider for the American Council on Exercise, 2012 IDEA Health & Fitness Program Director of the Year Finalist, and author of Baby Boot Camp: The New Mom’s 9-Minute Fitness Solution (Sterling 2010). For more information visit www.babybootcamp.com.
Now that you’re a mummy, donʼt think for a second you canʼt still be that gorgeous person you once were pre-babies, thats rubbish! You’re even more gorgeous than you ever were!The only thing you need to do, is believe it is so!
OK, so you may be a single mummy. You may feel let down, abandoned and alone.Your partner for whatever reason (and there are many, many reasons out there why single mums are single mums!) left you and you’re doing this by yourself. Turn those emotions around and start to look at your life through a different lense. See yourself as an empowered, blessed, happy,conﬁdent, able and happy single yummy mummy!
Yes, you now have two mouths to feed, sleepless nights, and at times lonely days, but life is wonderful. Embrace this time in your life! Look at it as a positive, instead of a struggle.Those lonely moments are ﬂeeting when that little person looks up at you - you are all they need right now, they love you unconditionally.
By turning your emotions around, you will feel empowered. My sister from imagineican.co.uk is an amazing inspiration to me - always says the word “Gratitude”. Be grateful for what you have in your life, not for what you donʼt have. Try not to compare yourself to your neighbour as we all live different lives. We are all given a purpose or challenge in life, and it is up to you how you deal with those challenges. You can stick your head in the sand, hide away, look at all the negative things you have, OR you can give thanks, stand tall, take a breath and look at all the positive things you have... like a healthy, happy baby in your arms! ʻAttitude to Gratitudeʼ!
Be the person you want to be! Surround yourself with positive people, who encourage and support you - look at what you can do, not what you canʼt.
You’re a single mum, thats ok! You are doing a great job. Yes it’s tough, nobody said it would be easy so try not to put too much pressure upon yourself. If you get one project done a day that’s brilliant. If you’re a single and working mum like me, then just do what you can asthe most important thing is that you are in good health. You must schedule a time in theday for “YOU” if that means when the baby sleeps, great! Get outside, put baby in the Mountain Buggy and go walking - meet your friends for coffee, or let baby sleep in the buggyand do some yoga, whatever it is... start doing it, the beneﬁts are endless.
Play with your little one, laugh with your little one, get outdoors! Life has no limits...
askALANNAH @ FitMummy asks you a question:
So you had a baby, and along with all of the coos and cuddles, oohs and aahs, comes the realization that maybe you should get some fresh air! Some exercise maybe? A stroll in the park? How about a light hike on the trail? All sound like great ideas for new moms, but will your stroller live up to your newly found active mommy lifestyle? Being active before, during and especially after pregnancy is vital to any new mom’s overall well-being. Including your baby in outdoor activities is a great way to regain that pre-pregnancy shape and ward off the baby blues.
Do you feel inspired and excited by the Olympics? Wow, I am! I’ve been glued to events I never even thought about before, like diving! Who’d have thought it's was such an incredible event?! I was blown away by the opening ceremony - it brought a positivity to people that was long overdue.
Sounds corny, but the only way to start is, as Nike says, Just do it! Get up, get out, get energised! I guarantee you, by just moving your body, getting the blood flowing, filling the lungs with fresh air and oxygen, and moving your joints... you're halfway there!
Outdoor fitness has sky rocketed in the last few years in Ireland, races popping up all over the place and rightly so, I can’t see a more perfect country to get out and about in. I have lived in Australia for ten years, and done Adventure racing over there - a perfect place for such events! Those of you unaware of Adventure racing, its off road running, cycling and kayaking.
‘Whether you think you can, or you can’t, you are right’ Henry Ford
By Kristen Horler, CEO & Founder of Baby Boot Camp
Being a mom is a full time job. Add a full time job to that, and you may wonder how to find time for anything, let alone fitness. Being a full time working mom who would like to maintain her sanity, requires careful planning and execution. Organizing your home life just as you do your work life won’t give you more hours in your day, but it will help you be more productive with your available hours. Here are my tips to help working moms stay organized and find time for fitness.
By Kristen Horler, CEO & Founder of Baby Boot Camp
The weather is improving and we’re all excited to get outside! With summer weather approaching fast, a little sunshine and fresh air will do you (and your little one) a world of good. Our stroller-based interval workout will take you 15-20 minutes to complete, (not including warm-up and cool down).