Hi!  I’m so happy you’re here! I want to “officially” welcome you into my world!

I’m Victoria (aka as V), and I am a transformation coach for moms!

I help moms to get strong, heal their bodies, ditch the mom guilt, and reconnect with themselves so they can live a more authentic, vibrant, and happier life.

15+ years ago, while completing my master’s degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences, I started working with expecting, new, and veteran moms.

Interacting with and coaching these women, hearing their stories and struggles, and also knowing that one day I wanted to be a mom myself…I knew that working with moms was my jam!

I think another reason why I’ve been called to work with moms is because I was raised by a mother who did absolutely anything and everything for her family, and hardly ever took the time to care for her own needs.  I remember observing this as a child and thinking I wanted to do motherhood differently and that someday I also wanted to be part of the much needed change calling moms to do motherhood on their own terms…not simply obliging to societal norms or preconceived standards.

Let’s face it…”momming” ain’t easy.  Instead of feeling like you’re floating on the cloud of motherly bliss, most days you feel like you’re just trying to survive. 

YOU ARE AN AMAZING MOTHER WHO ABSOLUTELY ADORES YOUR CHILDREN…WOULDN’T CHANGE IT FOR THE WORLD.

And yet…somewhere along the way you’ve lost touch with yourself and you:

  • Feel lost in your body and wants to make fitness a part of your life again
  • Feel like your body needs some much needed TLC after everything it’s gone through during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Feel like you’ve lost sight of who you are as a woman
  • Feel guilty at the thought of putting yourself and your needs first
  • Feel overwhelmed, stressed out, and tired from life’s daily grind
  • Can’t remember the last time you actually sat down and enjoyed a meal that didn’t involve kid-friendly or diet food.

Even though you love your kids…you’re yearning for something more, something better.  You want to put the focus back on you.  You want to heal your body, your mind, your spirit.  You want to uncover the physical, mental, and emotional strength that’s been hiding within you for quite some time.  You want to explore and pursue your purpose beyond motherhood.  You want to reclaim your identity and your power beyond being a mom.

HAVE YOU BEEN WONDERING HOW TO START? HAVE YOU BEEN WAITING FOR THE NEXT STEP? HERE IT IS.

And yet…somewhere along the way you’ve lost touch with yourself and you:

  • Feel lost in your body and wants to make fitness a part of your life again
  • Feel like your body needs some much needed TLC after everything it’s gone through during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Feel like you’ve lost sight of who you are as a woman
  • Feel guilty at the thought of putting yourself and your needs first
  • Feel overwhelmed, stressed out, and tired from life’s daily grind
  • Can’t remember the last time you actually sat down and enjoyed a meal that didn’t involve kid-friendly or diet food.

Even though you love your kids…you’re yearning for something more, something better.  You want to put the focus back on you.  You want to heal your body, your mind, your spirit.  You want to uncover the physical, mental, and emotional strength that’s been hiding within you for quite some time.  You want to explore and pursue your purpose beyond motherhood.  You want to reclaim your identity and your power beyond being a mom.

I want you to know that I get you and understand many of the same struggles that you’re going through as a mom right now because I’ve been through many of the same as well as my own unique challenges!

Allow me to pull back the curtains on myself a little bit more…

First and foremost…I am a wifey and mom to three kiddos!

When it comes to being a mom…I am NOT your typical “Pinterest Mom”.  In fact…I am one of those moms who probably more often than not goes against the grain:

  • I opted for an elective c-section for the birth of my third child (my oldest was a c-section, and my second was a VBAC)
  • I both breastfed and bottlefed my children. 
  • I wasn’t particularly in love with breastfeeding, but was thankful that I could do it because I struggled with it a LOT the first time around.
  • I don’t do ALL organic and natural everything.
  • I didn’t make my kids’ baby food from scratch.
  • I didn’t enjoy babywearing my kiddos…it wasn’t comfortable.
  • I don’t particularly love being at home with my kiddos ALL the time.  That’s why I’ve always worked in some capacity outside of our home.
  • Babywearing fitness, mommy and me workouts weren’t my thing.  Working out with my kids in tow has never been my first choice (although I’ve done it out of necessity, and I understand the need for it). Exercise is my moving meditation, my time for that mind/body connection to keep me grounded, and that’s pretty challenging to do when you’ve got kiddos crawling, jumping, and bouncing on top of you.
  • I’m not one for mommy groups all that much.
  • I don’t overschedule myself with endless playdates, activities for my kids, PTA meetings, and school volunteering opportunities
  • I don’t make all of our family meals from scratch…in fact…I don’t do that much cooking at all.
  • I let my kids eat junk food and play video games.
  • I don’t make it a point to socialize with EVERY mother at every one of my kids’ activities or games.
  • I don’t make it a point to try in run all the same circles as many of the other moms in town.

I’ve gone through many of the same struggles as you have:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Wanting to safely keep up with my workouts during pregnancy
  • Wanting to feel like myself again in my postpartum body
  • Being confused about how to safely return to exercise postpartum
  • Wanting to heal my postpartum tummy
  • Figuring out how to fit in exercise while raising small children, and doing it in a way that still satisfies my competitive spirit
  • Trying to figure out how to eat in a way that supports my body, fits into my life as a busy mom, and is still enjoyable
  • Trying to keep up with good self-care practices and remembering to make time for myself
  • Working through many of the mental hang-ups that many of us moms go through (can we say mom guilt?)

And I’ve certainly had my own fair share of somewhat unique life struggles as well.

In 2008 my husband and I lost EVERYTHING and for the next two years things would only continue to get worse.

From 2010 to 2013, my husband was involuntarily absent from our family, and I was essentially living as a single mom raising two very young children.  My oldest was only 3 years old and my youngest at the time was only 6 weeks old when my husband had to leave us in 2010.  

This was my turning point.  That was when I realized “I need to do something for myself” and make “my dreams come true.

It was during this time that I “woke up” and realized that I had to start living my life again for me. This was the figurative straw that broke the camel’s back for me. I had completely lost sight of who I was because I was deep in the trenches of survival mode raising two little boys.

I had to learn how to be a fighter and turn things around when shit had hit the fan. I’ve always been a dreamer, regardless of how crappy things have gotten I still hold on strong to the possibility of what can be. 

I saw this stark event as a second chance on life, to live a life that I was called and WANT to live… not how others think I should live.

Everyone has their own stories and there are women who have gone through far more difficult times than me, but going through my situation has made me realize that you’ve only got one life to live. Why not make the best of it instead of just doing the status quo, doing what you’re supposed to do, and living a life where you feel like you’re simply going through the motions.

Where am I going with all of this?

Motherhood isn’t about perfection.  It’s about doing what’s good enough for both YOU and your kiddos.  Does it mean you love our kiddos any less?  Hell no!  Does it mean you are a selfish mom?  Please!

Motherhood is stressful enough.  Why do we feel the need to strive for sometimes such unattainable standards as a mom?  Why do we feel guilt for wanting some alone time?

It’s okay if you do things differently than the mom next door to you or across the street from you.

Motherhood isn’t just about the kiddos…it’s about you too.  It’s perfectly normal and just fine to want and create more space and time in your life for you and you alone!

I mention all of these things because I want you to know that I get you!  I really do!  I’ve been there, I’m still there with a few of them (#constantworkinprogress), and I’d like to support you through your experiences as a mom as well. 

Know Right Here Right Now, You can do and have it all. You CAN FIND HAPPINESS WITH YOUR BODY, YOUR LIFE, AND YOURSELF…AND YOU DESERVE IT!

Let’s Get Started!