Fitness Friday: What Stressed Me Out about Motherhood & Made Me Gain Weight

Fitness Friday Check-in

I’m pretty sure I weigh more now than I did six weeks after I gave birth to A.J.

Breastfeeding really helped me burn calories, but I wasn’t nearly as active as I should have been. It took me a few months to find friends to hang out with. So I spent a lot of time at home – eating and sitting around – so I gained weight that I’m still trying to lose.

How do you cope with stress? Are you an emotional eater?

How I Cope with Stress…

This week’s sponsor is psychotherapist Thommi Odom who has an amazing personal story about emotional eating. Watch her story and hear how I cope with stress:

Promotional offer from Therapist Thommi Odom

Get a 50 minute psychotherapy session with Thommi Odom via phone Skype or in person at her Peachtree Corners office (Value: $90) for $75 if you mention Mommy Talk Show by September 30th. Follow Thommi Odom on Facebook and Twitter for her insight on what keeps some people “stuck”, as well as motivational messages.

Visit to reserve your therapy session.

Join us for the Facebook chat Friday 8/17

We’re tackling stress and moms during a live Facebook chat on Friday, 8/17 at 9 p.m. EST. Take part using your phone, tablet or computer. In fact, a few moms have already commented on the Facebook event and are sharing their experiences.

Thommi Odom’s message to clients:

There is hope for you! Life can be fun, and you deserve to experience life in a healthy, balanced way.

As a Psychotherapist, I know that weight loss or other challenges are exacerbated by unresolved emotional “stuff”, work issues, or family issues.

When you make progress in dealing with stress or family situations, you can confidently move ahead towards better choices in all areas in your life, including your health and career.

I specialize in helping adolescents, adults and couples with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship challenges
  • Stress
  • Life Transitions such as loss/grief, divorce, job loss, etc.

Are you interested in group therapy to relate to other moms?

Take the survey on the Mommy Talk Show Facebook page if you’re interested in the group Thommi Odom is considering.

You’re also welcome to comment below: What’s causes you the most stress as a mom? Time management? Finances?

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by National Certified Counselor Thommi Odom.

I received a complimentary therapy session for my honest review.

About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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