Nothing will stop Monica Bencomo from doing her crunches and curls. When her newborn kept interrupting her workouts, the Albuquerque, New Mexico lifestyle-and-fitness coach decided to incorporate her breast-feeding into her exercise routine.
Happy Monday! Please read to the end and offer your thoughts. ...I've received lots of questions, DMs, emails and comments about fitness and breastfeeding. I've answered them below! 1) Yes, I'm still breastfeeding Ariel. She's 18 months. She feeds several times through day and night. 2) My diet is high protein with whole grains and healthy fats. Oatmeal, avocado, and lots of water is great for milk supply. 3) I believe in baby-led weaning. So, I'm not in a rush to wean her since she's still so interested in breastfeeding. 4) We co-sleep so nighttime feedings are convenient. 5) She only bites when I let her fall asleep on the boob at night.😲🤐 Other than that, she knows to keep those teeth to herself! Overall, I hope to inspire moms to do what feels best for THEM and their family #nojudgement. I work from home, so it isn't an inconvenience for me to continue our breastfeeding journey. As a fitness coach, I've felt pressure to wean before WE were ready to shred down (breastfeeding causes your body to hold on to fat). But my journey in motherhood is more important to me than being lean. Our kids grow fast, and I hope I can help inspire moms to not allow society or the media to pressure them to sacrifice their ideals to fit in to speed up their "snapback". Let me know if you have any other questions I missed! Xoxo, Monica #momswearheels#fitmomsbreastfeedtoo#fitmom #fitmoms #breastfeeding#momof2#attachmentparenting#momblogger
According to an article on Cosmopolitan.com, Bencomo began experimenting with nursing while wall-sitting. She soon graduated to squats, leg-lifts, curls and more — all while feeding her baby, and documenting her impressive coordination skills on her Instagram, @momswearheels.
In a mere 11 months after her due date, the hot mama made the final rounds of a bikini competition — and pumped before going onstage. She still breast-feeds her now-18-month-old while exercising, though now she’s started putting her in a carrier during her workouts.
When your tatas are no longer your own, you know you're a mom- #breastfeeding problems 😂. Press play to see our morning routine from today! Some of you asked about my preworkout--I take @fitonomy immediately AFTER I breastfeed Ariel (use code Monica for 15% off their store). On days I take it, I schedule her nap after she breastfeeds so "the girls" get a good 3 hour break 😄🖒. Then, I get to work 🏋😬. Today I focused on glutes. Try 4 sets of 12: standing glute kickbacks, EACH leg- kickbacks on floor, and side squat steps (band optional). Happy Friday!! Song: milf by #fergie #momswearheels #fridayturnup#fitmom#fitmoms#fitonomy#momof2#flexfriday#homeworkout#onlinecoach#fitspo
“It is rare my baby is off the boob,” Bencomo said to Cosmo. “She is usually glued to my hip, craving to breast-feed the majority of the day and night.”
There are certain moves she won’t try, however. “I can squat 250 pounds, but would never do that around my kids,” she told the site. “I just use common sense with our workouts.”