I’m going to go ahead and put it out there and say last week I was in week 4 of 80 Day Obsession and it was a total FAIL! Not because I ate bad or didn’t want to workout, but I was so sick I was in bed from Tuesday until Sunday! I do not get sick often, but when I do, I am down for the count!
I was doing so well with my workouts and although I got in every workout the week before I got sick, I did not lose a pound. I want to get to a point really quick about what I am saying. Although I did not lose any weight, my body is changing! I am feeling so much stronger and leaner and my little muscles are starting to peek out! I am so excited about this because I know eventually the weight will come off too. I still have 10 lbs to lose to get back to my pre-baby weight!
But over the past week of being sick, I actually lost 5 lbs. Unfortunately, it was not the healthy way, and I know it is already creeping back since I am feeling better. I barely ate anything because my throat was so sore from strep, I could not swallow to save my life. My throat was so swollen, I was spitting in a cup because I couldn’t swallow… TMI sorry!
But, anyways, now that I am better, it is GAME ON!!!!!!!
With my workouts I am doing with 80 Day Obsession, and they are kicking my butt! I am sweating, pushing, and groaning throughout to finish strong! But I also have a huge focus on my nutrition. I have so much experience with fitness and being on my journey that I know you cannot workout a bad diet! So I am drinking my daily superfoods, along with eating meals that are healthy and nutritious!
Tilapia, turkey bacon wrapped brussel sprouts with sweet chili sauce 80 Day Obsession breakdown: 1 1/2 red, 1 green, 1 tsp
Honey Garlic Chicken over brown rice and green beans 80 Day Obsession breakdown: 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 tsp
I am so ready and exciting to get back into week 4 and get through Phase 1 so I can catch up to my awesome challengers that are rocking their fitness journey!!!
Here is my meal plan I am using. I made 2 different days worth of meals and will go back and forth throughout the week. For me, eating similar things will help me save time with prepping and money at the grocery store!
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Since all my little man wants to do is eat I need to make sure I am healthy to give him the best of the best. I snuck some milk boosting foods into my super food shake for a yummy way to start my morning
Share with a breastfeeding momma in your life
-1 frozen banana
-1/4 cup quick oats (good source of iron which is very important for anemic mothers. Low iron levels = low supply)
-2 tbsp peanut butter (because it is yummy and also new studies show introducing peanuts at an early age can decrease risk of an allergy)
-1 tbsp flax seed (helps boost supply)
-1 cup milk
-10 ice cubes
-1 scoop of Chocolate Vegan Shakeology
So it has been over a week since I posted last and I am sooooo sorry.. I have been trying to get acclimated with having a new baby around… and let me say, it’s different than it was 5 years ago!! Maybe its me being older, or maybe it’s the fact that my little bug doesn’t like sleep!! LOL
Anyways… I am excited to be back and share with you how post-partum life is!! It’s tiring!! But amazing!! I am so in love with this little man and he looks SOOOO much like his daddy it’s unreal!!
As I was looking back at my post-partum journey with my last baby boy, I couldn’t believe the mindset I have this time and how my body is so different… the pictures I am showing you is 6 weeks post-partum with both pregnancies…. the only difference is, I actually took care of my body and health this time around!!
The first image is when I started my fitness journey with Beachbody… I was a full time nurse, taking master’s classes, and had a 6 week old and a 1 year old at home.. I was miserable and hated to even look in the mirror! I ate too much fast food during pregnancy and slacked on working out big time. But I got into my home fitness programs with Beachbody and joined an online accountability support group to help with a free Beachbody coach! The daily accountability and following a regimen with a workout program and nutrition guide made all the difference! I got results, I gained new healthy habits, and I felt good!!
This time around, I maintained everything I learned from my Beachbody journey and continued the healthy eating and exercise throughout my 4rd pregnancy! And it made my pregnancy enjoyable and afterwards, it has helped me with recovering and feeling pretty darn good for just having a baby!! Yes, I had some complications and have not been cleared to workout yet, but hopefully tomorrow I will have some good news from my OB!
Since I have not been working out, I will admit I really struggled with eating healthy the last couple weeks.. I mean, I did better with my pregnancy with eating than the last couple weeks, but I am ready to move on and get over myself lol.. So yesterday, my challenge group that I run for my team and challengers who have fitness goals have inspired the crap out of me, and I decided I am jumping on board with them.. at least with the nutrition part! They are doing the 80 Day Obsession! It is a new fitness program by Autumn Calabrese (fitness expert and bikini competitor) that is done at HOME. It is 80 days long, and focuses on Abs, Arms, and Booty (A$$)!! These ladies are ON IT and in our pre season alone, are already seeing results and learning tons about timed nutrition, using workout blocks, and eating for fuel, not just for the heck of it!! So I needed badly to get my nutrition on point with them!!
Egg whites with 2 yoke, spinach, chicken, and shredded cheese 2 red, 1 green, 1 blue
Greek yogurt with fresh fruit and granola (Kashi cereal) 1 red, 1 purple, 1 yellow
Hard boiled egg whites, fresh veggies, hummus 1 green, 1 blue, 1 red
Of course, most of my food, especially lunches and dinners, I cook and prep in bulk.. so I have sliced sweet potato and tilapia baked with seasoning, chicken, turkey burger, quinoa, brown rice, all ready! And yes, my hubby and kids eat this food with me!
Dinner is served
It is so crazy how much of a difference eating healthy will do for your body and how you feel overall!! Just getting strict again was a decision I knew I needed to make for me, but also because I am breastfeeding my baby boy and he is getting the food that I ingest also, so I want him to get the best of the best!
So… if you are a new mom or a mom, or just want to get on board with your fitness and health journey and want daily support and accountability like we are giving each other, join in on the fun and lifestyle change!
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