My New Years Motivation

So I ordered a bikini for this summer when I meet my girls from college for our annual girls trip. Ok so this is only the 2nd year we've done the trip, but I more than excited. And what better motivation to get my body back after Rylan is born?

My current motivation for bikini season hangs on my refrigerator. And it stares me in the face everyday! So it's from 5 years ago when I was an NFL Cheerleader. It's one of those pictures that reminds me of how healthy and fit I was at that time. I worked so hard to look good for our Swimsuit Calendar. And I can do it again!

Consistency = Success = Easier said than done

So the cellulite will go away once I resume toning exercises 6 weeks after birth. And I will do my core exercises, as I always do. I will start with my inner core a few days after the c-section so my stomach can be flat again. Working the inner core is so important in a quest for a flat tummy! The inner core is the pelvic floor and transverse abdominis, you can even work it while sitting in a chair. I will begin the first week after birth:

Movement 1:
Pelvic tilt-Lie on your back with your feet close to your butt. Pull your hip bones down and in and flatten your stomach. If you felt your legs or your buttocks tense you were not using your pelvic floor, but your lower body muscles. Try it again. This time with your feet up on a chair. If you don’t engage your butt or your leg muscles and you’re able to pull your hip bones down and flatten your belly, you’ve done it! You’ve hit bottom and used the muscles of your pelvic floor.

Movement 2: Kegel-a simple exercise you can do while sitting, standing or getting ready for bed. And nobody will even notice you’re “exercising” the pelvic floor. Act as though you are stopping the flow of urine, hold for 10 seconds and release. Repeat as often as you like-reach for at least 10 times a day. Some of you may notice that you feel the Kegel’s more in the front than the back. That’s okay! Either way is fine. Again, your tummy shouldn’t move when doing Kegels.

I will replace my motivational picture this spring with my new book cover. It's a 6 week program using my methods and how NFL Cheerleaders stay in shape. You don't have to be a cheerleader, but your tummy can look like one if you want! This book cover was my motivation after my first baby was born...the photo shoot took place 14 weeks postpartum!


  1. definitely easier said than done. but you and i both know you can do it again. excited for your new book!

  2. You are such a huge motivation to me. I am 5.5 months post baby, and still not where I want to be!
    But now I can add your book to my collection of Lindsay Brin! Not a cheerleader, but I gotta have this book!

  3. Thanks for the inner core tips. I'm almost two years postpartum, and while I've lost all the weight and then some, my stomach still doesn't look the way I want. You look great on the cover of your book.

  4. The Cheerleader Fitness Plan is a knowledge powerhouse! Not only a great resource for women but also for college students; who can easily neglect diet, nutrition and fitness. Lindsay Brin puts fitness in perspective through providing a thorough understanding of daily activities that effect everyone's overall health. Lindsay has effectively covered every aspect of fitness and nutrition in a fun motivating and easy to understand approach. This is an excellent book for anyone interested in goal setting. I plan to give a copy to my sister.

  5. i think i need to buy a new bikini for to be motivated.