Being a mom means dealing with more than your average person: It involves balancing your career, your household, your family, and yourself. But can you still maintain being fit and fabulous at the same time? Yes, you can! In this episode of SuperPower Mommas, host Laura Greco is joined by Dr. Orlena Kerek. Dr. Orlena is a pediatric doctor turned health coach. She teaches busy mums to lead a healthy lifestyle through nutrition, exercise, sleep, and emotional wellness. Listen in as Laura and Dr. Orlena talk about how you can be a happy, joyous, and content mother who looks and feels fit and fabulous through the latest scientific research and thinking while walking the trenches of parenting.

Hello everyone and welcome. I’m Laura Greco, your host is SuperPower Mommas and I am so excited to cover the topic that we have for today, which is Fit and Fabulous and Yes, Still a Mom. Isn’t that great? When we think about being fit and fabulous, it seems like such a wonderful place to be and yet often that kind of feeling is just not what we experience as moms, especially new moms. So are you that mom who is doing it all, you’re raising children, caring for all the needs of the household? Are you that mom that’s also carpooling and taking children to all kinds of activities? Or maybe you’re working from home or working outside the home. Whatever it is you’re doing, are you also that mom that when asked, “How are you?”, you’d say, “Fine,” when really and secretly inside you’re feeling overwhelmed and exhausted and just wondering when you are going to feel like you’re happy in your life in a way that is more consistent?

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Maybe you’re showing up as a parent who’s feeling frustrated and exhausted and snapping at your children or doing the things that you would normally not be doing had you felt restful. Well that is why I’m so excited to have Dr. Orlena Kerek. She’s a doctor, she’s a pediatric doctor, who turned to be a health coach. She teaches busy moms like you to lead a healthy lifestyle so that they can feel fit and fabulous. And I’d like to add on her website, she says this, she says, “I live to share my message with your listeners. I love to share this.” She says, “I teach busy moms to prioritize their own self-care and to lead a healthy life so that they can be fit and fabulous.” And I’ll just add and show up for their children in a way that you really want to. So welcome with us Orlena.

Thank you. Thank you so much for having me here.

I’m so excited you’re here.

Me too, from Spain.

I know. That’s what I was about to say. I read your bio, you’re all the way from, or on your website, you’re in Spain now, but you’ve had more than that for a journey. And you also are a mom of four children.

Yes. Lovely, boisterous, very energetic children.

There you go. And I’m also a mom of four myself, so I can totally picture what that feels like. And yet whether you have one or four or five or six, right, there’s a commonality for all of us. As moms, we really want to show up for our children in a way that’s powerful and supportive. Right? So tell me, what super power do you carry in your existence as a mom and as a human being yourself?

Well Laura, I have to say, I have been thinking about this for a couple of days because I knew you were going to ask me. And it’s a really tricky question and I think partly because none of us like to say, “Hey, this is my superpower.” So my super power is being fit and fabulous. And I say that for two reasons. Partly because I have really worked out how to look after myself and that gives me the energy to sho