I am truly shocked! 🤩
After my first pregnancy, I wore my maternity jeans for months after I delivered.
Here I am, 8 days after my second baby and I fit into my pre-baby jeans! They are a little snug, but still!!! Wow!
I’m not saying this to toot my own horn by any means, I’m sharing because even I have been shocked at how much sticking 75% to a clean eating meal plan, modified home workouts, & daily Shakeology throughout pregnancy have impacted my postpartum recovery.
I have been my own “clinical trial” the past 10 months. I’ve had one other pregnancy to compare it to and my results this time around have been better than I ever imagined! .
Any of you ladies out there planning to become pregnant soon or who are currently pregnant, I would LOVE to talk with you and help you make this your healthiest pregnancy possible and make your recovery after 100x easier! .
I have been eating pretty well so far this year but some how my cart ended up with ice cream, two types of bread, cheese, two types of donuts, and cookies. I have been having cravings for cookies. I actually went to the store for the cookies.
Looking down at my cart I reminded myself: moderation is key and I need to give myself grace. There is also celery and bananas in the cart. Along with lunch meat for a quick dinner. The donuts are for the kids (2 because why would they agree on the same kind). And the best way to fall off this eating better bandwagon is to not allow yourself little pleasures, like ice cream or a cookie at the end of the day.
I did it!! I finally started my new 80 day program! I’ve been impatiently watching from the sidelines since Monday when hundreds of people on my team and thousands across the US, Canada and UK began to push play!
But I wanted my rest day to be Tuesday so I waited a couple days... IT.
It wasn’t easy. But it wasn’t impossible. It took longer to do some movements than it took the trainer to complete. I cursed a few times. I couldn’t reach 15/16 reps for every move. But I pushed until I couldn’t push anymore.
I know I’ll get stronger over the next 3 months and I know I will be able to do those moves at some point! I can not wait to see my growth over the next 80 days!
Three weeks into the new year and it’s been tough already!! A sign of things to come? How much does attitude and perspective play a role in the events that happen in life? Life is hard there is no doubt. What I’ve accepted recently is that shit is going to happen. How you respond to it can either make you and everyone around you miserable OR you can approach it with the attitude of it being a learning experience which may in fact turn out to be a positive force in your life. Also important is having “a person” (yes I’m talking in Greys Anatomy language). If you have a best friend or spouse or anyone who can be your sounding board and keep you off the edge of the cliff, you will persevere! Be calm. Quiet your mind. Be a warrior and smash those obstacles! #newyear#whosyourperson#becalm#bekindtoyourself#giveyourselfgrace#beawarrior
When you’ve been really unproductive lately and commit to waking up at 5am delay or no delay to get some cooking done before work... killed it!! I feel so productive and accomplished and ready for the day... even if school was cancelled. That means I have even more time to get things done and make up for all my laziness of the last week. BAM!
Track Tuesday (without a track ). Today’s workout was 8 miles total including 4 x (200, 200, 800) with equal recoveries. 200s were @ 5:50/mi avg and 800s were @ 6:07/mi avg. ♀️
Real talk: The track (or track workouts) used to be where I felt most comfortable - short distances with quick speeds were always easier for me than longer workouts or races. However, now these workouts have become mentally tough since I often find myself comparing paces to my previous (pre-pregnancy) workouts and my times are nowhere near where they used to be. Today I had a great workout (even with the 27*C temps!) but still found myself a little upset that I’m not where I used to be, or where I felt I “should” be. Then I had to remind myself that this doesn’t make my any less of a runner - this is where I am now, and I’m proud of all the work I’ve put in to get here. Remember to give yourself grace and be thankful for all your body can do .