Sashea Lawson

Ali on the Run Show Episode 152: Motherhood Mondays with Sashea Lawson AKA Sassy Fit Girl

“Everything I thought would happen did not happen.”

Sashea Lawson is perhaps best known by her social media moniker: “Sassy Fit Girl.” Sashea is a mom to 2.5-year-old Skye and three-month-old Marley, and on this episode she talks about what life is like right now as a toddler mom and newborn mom. She talks about why she’s been so vocal about making a slow return to fitness after baby number two, and opens up about recovering from two c-sections, her first baby’s emotional NICU stay, and the pressure she felt to breastfeed. Sashea, who has eight sisters and two brothers, owns and runs a marketing and entertainment company with her husband, and they live in West Orange, NJ.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Getting to know Sashea (1:30)
  • Did Sashea always know she wanted to be a mom? (8:30)
  • On recovering from two c-sections, and the importance of postpartum recovery (10:15)
  • How prepared did Sashea feel for the postpartum period? (20:30)
  • How Sashea’s feeling at three months postpartum (25:40)
  • What Sashea’s marriage is like since having kids (30:00)
  • A look at the highest highs and lowest lows of new motherhood, including a scary NICU stay (35:50)
  • Sashea’s message to moms in all stages (47:50)

What we mention on this episode:

Orangetheory Fitness

Velcro swaddles

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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