Anatomy of Motherhood

Natasha Caleel

Each week, your host Natasha Caleel, postpartum corrective exercise specialist, occupational therapist, and women's health coach, breaks down one of the many aspects of motherhood. We dissect all the physical, mental, emotional, and social issues related to birthing and raising children and provide tangible advice and guidance to help you overcome obstacles and start feeling like yourself again. read less
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Episodes

AOM11: Finding your true self in the 'fit and healthy' world as an overweight woman and health coach.
Apr 26 2023
AOM11: Finding your true self in the 'fit and healthy' world as an overweight woman and health coach.
Today we talk with my dear friend and colleague Mariangelica Duque, Positive Psychology Health Coach, former child actor, screenwriter, and local Santa Barbara mom. We dive into a very real and raw conversation about her life experiences and the lifelong struggle of being overweight and the steps that she has taken to find her identity amongst diet culture. We also discuss how reinventing yourself is a beautiful thing, and there is no limit to where your experiences can take you. We touch on... Diet culture growing up Her life as a child actress and how that has impacted her as an adult Mindful eating and how that has been a game changer in her journeyHow she was able to change her mindset from exercise being a “chore” to something she enjoys The power in slowing down Her experience finding a gym and using my app to keep you on track and accountable Her current work as a health coach, AHA facilitator and the role this has played in finding her purpose. You can find Mariangelica on instagram http://instagram.com/mariangelicaduqueduque and www.mariangelicaduquecoaching.com If you want to learn more about Natasha Caleel you can find her @fitmamasb on all social media. Instagram: @fitmamasb TikTok: @fitmamasb Facebook: @fitmamasb Have a question you want to be addressed on the show? Email natasha@fitmamasb.com Learn more about our online coaching programs at http://fitmamasb.com or shoot us an email at support@fitmamasb.com.
AOM8: My personal struggle with high functioning anxiety (that I never even knew I had)
Mar 2 2023
AOM8: My personal struggle with high functioning anxiety (that I never even knew I had)
Going to be real with you here, this was a hard one for me to record. But I believe in being honest and pulling the curtain back on everything you see online. In this episode we discuss high functioning anxiety and at the end I leave you with 6 very valuable take aways that have helped me change my mindset over the past few years. Recently I started to really focus on healing parts of me I'd rather ignore. But after my divorce I was facing complete burnout and my health really started to suffer, so I knew I had to dig deeper into why I place so much pressure on myself. It was time to release myself from the chokehold this mindset had on my life. I have always been a type A, perfectionist, overachieving, people pleaser who presents as an (almost) completely normal human being. ;)  But I have also been fighting my own mental battles over the years, whether I wanted to acknowledge it or not. It wasn't until my own daughter started therapy to address her anxiety that I started to connect the dots. Many of the thoughts and feelings I've had since childhood were all tied to anxiety, and I didn't even know it. Listen in for more. Thanks for being here. If you want to learn more about Natasha Caleel you can find her @fitmamasb on all social media. Instagram: @fitmamasb TikTok: @fitmamasb Facebook: @fitmamasb Have a question you want to be addressed on the show? Email natasha@fitmamasb.com Learn more about our online coaching programs at http://fitmamasb.com or shoot us an email at support@fitmamasb.com.
AOM7: Coffee Chat: Utilizing skills as a healthcare professional in a new way as a Virtual Assistant
Feb 23 2023
AOM7: Coffee Chat: Utilizing skills as a healthcare professional in a new way as a Virtual Assistant
In this episode, we chat with Emilee Gisler...wife, mom of 3 kids, and physical therapist assistant (PTA) turned healthcare specialized virtual assistant. Emilee has been a PTA for the past 7 years, working in various settings, including her most recent being an outpatient clinic where she started to specialize in women's health, primarily pregnancy and postpartum rehab. Emilee went on maternity leave in October with her third baby and decided shortly after that she would not be ready to return when her leave ran out.We discuss - Why she decided to start her own business over returning to work after baby number 3 - What a Virtual Assistant (VA) does, and how it can be a great role for parents who want to work from home. - How making space (mentally and logistically) is important to grow a new idea - Practical tips for starting your own side gig as a busy mom who also works full time - Power in time blocking - How to find rewarding occupations outside of paid work - The importance of having a growth mindset to succeed and land clients.  If you'd like to chat with Emilee you can reach her via email at emilee.gisler@gmail.com If you want to learn more about Natasha Caleel you can find her @fitmamasb on all social media. Instagram: @fitmamasb TikTok: @fitmamasb Facebook: @fitmamasb Have a question you want to be addressed on the show? Email natasha@fitmamasb.com Learn more about our online coaching programs at http://fitmamasb.com or shoot us an email at support@fitmamasb.com.
AOM6: Chat with Veronica Medina, Owner of Community Clayworks on being an entrepreneur, mother, and how she got started and balances it all
Feb 9 2023
AOM6: Chat with Veronica Medina, Owner of Community Clayworks on being an entrepreneur, mother, and how she got started and balances it all
In today’s episode we chat with entrepreneur and mother, Veronica Medina, Owner of Community Clayworks in the Santa Ynez Valley. Some important takeaways…The ups and downs of starting a business as an entrepreneurial mother, and the steps she took to get there. Finding your identity again as a mother How to model important life skills for your child, why bringing them to work with you is a good thing Important local resources available for women who are looking to start their own business The dance between staying at home and working, why sometimes you feel like you aren’t doing anything well The joy that having your own interest or hobby can bring you as a parent Making mom friends, and how that changes throughout the years Visit HERE to sign up for the Valentines' Day Sip and Spin Visit communityclayworks.com to view current offerings and classes. Make sure to follow @community_clayworks on InstagramAbout Veronica Medina Veronica has been working with clay since 1995.  She holds both a BA in Anthropology and a MA in Art Education from New York University. Her continued clay studies and travels have led her to ceramic studios throughout the world influencing her perspective and knowledge of ceramic techniques and associated clay cultures. Veronica was a member artist and teacher at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY.  She taught at various community centers and camps throughout the NYC area as well as 6-12 grade ceramics for 9 years at Trevor Day School in Manhattan and more recently at Dunn School and Solvang Middle School in the Santa Ynez Valley. If you want to learn more about Natasha Caleel you can find her @fitmamasb on all social media. Instagram: @fitmamasb TikTok: @fitmamasb Facebook: @fitmamasb Have a question you want to be addressed on the show? Email natasha@fitmamasb.com Learn more about our online coaching programs at http://fitmamasb.com or shoot us an email at support@fitmamasb.com.
AOM4: Imposter Syndrome with Carrie Cohen: How to Identify it, overcome it, and use it to your advantage
Jan 26 2023
AOM4: Imposter Syndrome with Carrie Cohen: How to Identify it, overcome it, and use it to your advantage
In today’s episode we are talking all things Imposter Syndrome or as we like to call it Imposter Phenomena. I am excited to welcome my friend and colleague Carrie Cohen. Carrie is a Licensed Psychotherapist and has had a private practice for over 20 years. Since expanding her work into the online space, she provides psychotherapy informed coaching to entrepreneurs and women. As a Holistic Health Coach, Certified Nutrition Coach, Gut Health Specialist and Rapid Transformational Therapy Practitioner® Carrie utilizes a multi-dimensional holistic approach with her clients that transcends the limitations present in traditional psychotherapy.In this podcast we discuss -       What is imposter syndrome, and why it isn’t a syndrome at all-       Is it more common in women than men? -       How does this show up in different areas of our life? How can we start identifying these feels so we can create change-       Strategies to overcome imposter feelings -       A targeted approach to excelerate the process and help you break through to the other side. You can find Carrie on Instagram @carriecohencoaching or on LinkedIn and make sure to check out her latest offer called Imposter Rewired which is being ran LIVE this Friday at 12PM EST/9AM PST. If you want to learn more about Natasha Caleel you can find her @fitmamasb on all social media. Instagram: @fitmamasb TikTok: @fitmamasb Facebook: @fitmamasb Have a question you want to be addressed on the show? Email natasha@fitmamasb.com Learn more about our online coaching programs at http://fitmamasb.com or shoot us an email at support@fitmamasb.com.
AOM3: Rib Flare. Can you really change your ribcage with exercise? And why this is important postpartum?
Jan 19 2023
AOM3: Rib Flare. Can you really change your ribcage with exercise? And why this is important postpartum?
On this week's solo episode we discuss rib flare, which is when one or both sides of your ribcage 'flare' out to the front or side, causing ribs that appear more prominent or other related issues. This can be especially common postpartum! What I thought was going to be a fairly boring topic to make some TikToks about ended up getting so much traction I knew it needed a solo episode on my podcast. Rib flare can be caused by poor posture, pelvic tilt, weak or imbalanced abdominals, pregnancy, improper breathing, and more. It can lead to pelvic floor issues, diastasis recti that won't heal, back pain, and neck tension.  In this episode, we look at... - What is rib flare, and why should you care? - What are the different types of rib flare? - Can you really fix it? - What if it is genetic? - Why my social media DM's blew up when I posted the rib flare videos   - What exercise can you start doing today to start seeing change. Make sure to check out TikTok @fitmamasb for my full demonstration videos. And http://fitmamasb.com/membership to join my online community where you can access all my full-length videos in which we address all these things while helping you work on your overall fitness.   If you want to learn more about Natasha Caleel you can find her @fitmamasb on all social media. Instagram: @fitmamasb TikTok: @fitmamasb Facebook: @fitmamasb Have a question you want to be addressed on the show? Email natasha@fitmamasb.com Learn more about our online coaching programs at http://fitmamasb.com or shoot us an email at support@fitmamasb.com.
AOM 2: Coffee Chat: What's your why? Psst...it's okay to say you want to fit into your clothes again.
Jan 11 2023
AOM 2: Coffee Chat: What's your why? Psst...it's okay to say you want to fit into your clothes again.
This week we are chatting with my dear friend and former client Libertad Kaddatz, mom of 2, exercise enthusiast, community volunteer, and lifestyle photographer. We are discussing how your "why" for working out can change throughout the years and how our past beliefs, family upbringing, and future goals can affect that. As a coach who has worked exclusively with postpartum women since 2014, I am always intrigued by the reasons why someone hired me and how long it took for them to come to that decision. For many women, exercise wasn't a priority before having kids, and it can be confusing and overwhelming, requiring lots of pre-contemplation before getting started. I am excited to share Libertad's story with you. When I met her, she sheepishly admitted to me that she wanted to work out to fit back into her clothes and look like herself again, but was embarrassed to tell me that. Over the years, I have watched her transform from someone who works out to "look good" to someone who works out because they see the real benefits. Her daily workouts provide her with the mental clarity, focus, and energy to run after her kids all day, and THIS is the kind of transformation I truly love to help facilitate.  We also dive into how growing up in Mexico influenced her eating habits and how a family health scare really put her "why" into perspective. Thanks for being here; I would love to hear your take on this! Make sure to like and review.       If you want to learn more about Natasha Caleel you can find her @fitmamasb on all social media. Instagram: @fitmamasb TikTok: @fitmamasb Facebook: @fitmamasb Have a question you want to be addressed on the show? Email natasha@fitmamasb.com Learn more about our online coaching programs at http://fitmamasb.com or shoot us an email at support@fitmamasb.com.
This is me...taking messy action.
Dec 29 2022
This is me...taking messy action.
I have been procrastinating starting this podcast for YEARS. But I made it my goal for 2022 to get it live, so naturally, I left it to the last week of the year. The perfectionist in me was holding me back, and I didn't want to get started until everything was perfect and the "time was right." I know this is how many of my clients feel about starting a new fitness program, so it was about time I took my own advice. If you don’t know me, my name is Natasha Caleel. I am a postpartum corrective exercise specialist, personal trainer, occupational therapist, and owner of Fit Mama SB, my women’s health coaching business. I have been working exclusively with women over the past 10 years to help them rehabilitate their bodies postpartum, find their groove again with young kids in tow, and build their confidence as they get older. I am so excited to be here and to break down the "Anatomy of Motherhood" with you.  This podcast will be a mix of solo episodes, amazing guest speakers and interviews, live coaching, and more. We will take a holistic approach and address all aspects of motherhood through the lens of overall health and fitness. Let's kick off 2023 with a bang. If you want to learn more about Natasha Caleel you can find her @fitmamasb on all social media. Instagram: @fitmamasb TikTok: @fitmamasb Facebook: @fitmamasb Have a question you want to be addressed on the show? Email natasha@fitmamasb.com Learn more about our online coaching programs at http://fitmamasb.com or shoot us an email at support@fitmamasb.com.