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Fit4Mom Cincinnati Body Back Program Review

I did it! I completed the 8 week Body Back program with Fit4Mom Cincinnati.

It feels like it just begun – I can’t believe how fast it went by! I am honestly so sad it is over – but this program really isn’t over for me, it integrated some wonderful habits for me to continue on within my lifestyle & for that I am so thankful! Check out my before and after photos at the end of my blog post!

FIT4MOM is the nation’s leading prenatal and postnatal fitness program, providing fitness classes and a network of moms to support every stage of motherhood. From pregnancy, through postpartum and beyond, our fitness and wellness programs help make moms strong in body, mind, and spirit.

The classes they offer:

  • Stroller Strides
  • Stroller Barre
  • Our Villiage Moms Club & Playgroup
  • Fit4Baby – prenatal fitness
  • Bodyback Transformation Session (what I did!)
  • Free Family Run Meet Up
  • Mamawell
  • Bodyback Drop In

Find out more about about each class here!

It is an 8-week journey to reach your fullest potential: body & mind. With meal plans, workouts, accountability and assessments that are proven by university-backed studies to shed fat, increase strength and endurance, tone muscle and improve energy. If you want to lose weight, get toned, or just do something good for your body and your mind, they help you meet your specific goals in a supportive and inspiring environment!

Each program includes:

  • Two HIIT Workouts per week
  • Meal plans
  • Food journals
  • Weekly emails
  • Before and after fitness assessments
  • Weekly weigh-ins
  • Accountability in class and online in a
  • private Facebook group
  • Unlimited texts & emails to their coach

This class is for moms only, no children. It is recommended that you be at least 5 months postpartum before beginning this program.

I really loved this program! The HIIT workouts were surprisingly one of my all time favorite workouts! I also really loved the community of women I worked out with – we were all there to support each other and it showed!

My results were incredible! I ended up coming into the program down 5 lbs less than I thought I was. IDK how it happned, but it made weight loss not a priority. After the program: I lost 2 lbs & DRUM ROLL….8.5 inches!! My before and after pictures were also really helpful for me to visualize the change I felt.

I am so thankful for this program! I think my only personal complaint would be the drive – it was 30 minutes from my house. I was proud of myself though for sticking to it and putting in the drive. Every class seemed to be a dark/rainy night so it made it that much harder – – but I left feeling so great after every class! Colleen really made it worth the drive!

The next Body Back program with Fit4Mom Cincinnati begins March 30th! It looks like there might even be different programs around town, so you might find one right near you!
Sign Up Today!


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9 Ways To Improve Your Life – Starting With Your Morning Routine

Self care comes in so many different forms. I used to think self care and automatically go to: face mask, bubble bath, red wine. That might be 100% what someone else needs – but it never truly satisfied me. I found that the best self care I could give myself was routine. Creating a practical but effective morning routine changed my life. 


It is common sense that waking up earlier or preparing what I could the night before would help my sanity – but did I do it? No. I was so freaking busy running from here to there every night with more things to do…I couldn’t find the time. I was like a spinning top with no pause in sight. I had it down to the science of how I could wake up at the very last minute to just do the very least and rush the boys out the door. I was finding myself so grumpy, looking like a troll, yelling at the boys to rush. It was not okay! 

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Top 25 Columbus Finds

If you follow me on social media – and well here on my blog as well – you know Columbus has really become my second home! Not only do I love the women who live there, they have opened up their arms to me, but I adore the businesses that make visiting a dream!!

Columbus is just about an hour and 45 minutes North of Cincy. It’s an incredible city to escape for the day or the weekend!

Today I am rounding up my favorites (in no particular order) and sharing them with you – Enjoy!

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The Perfect Gift For Everyone!

Christmas is right around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, you might have a few more people to shop for.

If you’re also anything like me, the idea of shopping right now sounds terrifying!!

I am so thrilled I stumbled upon  Happy Cards! 

With Happy Cards you’re able to take the guess out of giving!

Each card is good for a number of trusted brands based on the person you are shopping for:

bride

lady 

teen 

student 

guy 

kid

dining 

AND MORE! 

Although the boys aren’t teens yet (might be here sooner than I think) I picked them up a teen card! It has Nike, Dave & Busters (their favorite hang), Barnes & Noble, and MORE!

Plenty of their favorite brands for them to decide where to spend their money!

If it’s Christmas, birthday, wedding, new baby…these gift cards are the way to go!

My favorite part? You can pick these up at local retailers, check out, and go! Save time & chaos!!

Click here to learn more about Happy Cards & find a retailer near you!! 

Happy Card Gifting! Get Happy. Give Happy.

P.S. I’m giving away a $100 TEEN Happy Card on my Instagram account!

Click here to check it out!

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Six Best Wines for Your Holiday Party

This post is sponsored by Discount Drug Mart but all opinions are my own.

I think you all know by now, Discount Drug Mart has been my one stop shop this holiday. Their minimum pricing on alcoholic beverages lets me stretch my budget and pick up all my favorite brands – and then some!

I was recently in charge of bringing the wine to our girls night holiday party. In typical Shelbie fashion, I was running behind schedule. Does this time of year have anyone else running around like crazy? Fear not, thank you to Discount Drug Mart, I was able to pick up all the wine for the party and even snag everything I needed to make some pretty impressive charcuterie boards! Discount Drug Mart had me looking like Chris Cringle on a scrooge budget!

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Five Ways To Kick Start Your Fitness Routine!

Before you kick start anything…you have to find your why.

Upcoming vacation?

Self Care?

Drop some lbs?

Tone up?

Meet new people?

Got it? Alight. Now whatever it is (big or small) remember it whenever you think about skipping class or skipping the last rep!

here’s five way’s to turn that why into why not:

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OHIO HOLIDAY MARKET GUIDE 2018 #shopsmallohio

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Pumpkin spice, shopping small, and everything nice…it’s almost that time of year!

I am sad to see summer fade away, but the idea of fall fun gives me a glimmer of what exciting things we have to come. I’ve whipped up this blog to give you a list of some amazing opportunities to give back to the community while supporting local businesses! I love starting my holiday shopping at these fun markets. There’s no better combination of finding the perfect gift for a friend or family member + putting cash in a locals pocket! I will be updating this blog post through out the month as I find more ways to shop small this fall/winter. If you find anything please tag me and let me know to check it out and share! 

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