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I’ve been working out and trying to eat healthy for a couple of months now. It’s been really hard, I’m not even going to sugar coat it. I’ve been awful with updates (and I’m sorry!), but tonight I’m going to give you a little update and a behind the scenes look at a few of the work outs I do! Plus..if you didn’t already see I’m giving a starter kit away on Instagram!
So eating healthy, let me just give you an update on that. That’s been my biggest struggle and I’ve slipped a few times (sue me!). However for the most part, I’ve done better than I ever have before at sticking to something. I’ve only had TWO Dr. Peppers in a two month period! Which may seem REALLY high to you in two months, but if you knew me before I drank one sometimes two A DAY. So this is a big accomplishment. That being said, now I totally want a Dr. Pepper 😉 oops. So NEW SUBJECT.
A typical healthy eating day goes a little something like this for me:
Breakfast: Oatmeal or a a piece of whole wheat toast and yogurt
Snack: granola bar or fruit
Lunch: I usually eat something different everyday, but try to keep it low fat and healthy. Salad is my go to!
Snack: veggies or fruit
Dinner: Usually a meat of some sort with a side
Dessert: I always allow myself one treat for the day. Some might not agree with this, but it has helped make the transition a little easier and I don’t feel like I’m totally starving myself. Now, I don’t go overboard–but I’ll have a piece of chocolate or a couple of Oreos. It subsides the cravings and helps me keep trucking on!
Now, let’s chat about work outs because y’all have been asking me forever and ever about this! Plus, as I discussed on snap chat I’ve made a PRIVATE Facebook group for us to all chat about fitness, what works for us and be each other’s motivation. It’s a completely JUDGEMENT free zone and you can request an invite at the end of this post!
The biggest tool I have been using as of lately to work out is MERRITHEW’s postpartum work outs. I was doing my own at home things before, but since they sent me this it’s honestly been GAME CHANGING. I think the biggest reason I’ve seen pretty fast results and am better able to do the work outs is because it’s an entire workout specifically made for pregnancy and postpartum. That means it’s an entire work out made for us MOMS! When I first started really diving in and working out I knew I needed to do something at home. I tried just making up my own exercises, but quite honestly found I wasn’t pushing myself enough or seeing results. So MERRITHEW came at the perfect time. I can do them at home, with Blake nearby or when she’s napping and knock them out much quicker than going to the gym and back. I usually do them at night, that’s just what works for my schedule and then it’s after Blake has gone to bed for the night. So I’ll put her down for bed and then go straight to a work out! If I don’t do it in that order and just bust it out, it won’t happen. It’s worked really well for me, my crazy schedule and my lifestyle. So far I’ve lost 3 inches in my waist and 5 pounds. I haven’t lost a ton of weight, but I think it’s because I’m starting to tone up a little bit–which is a-okay with me!
The best thing about MERRITHEW is it’s not only for Moms, but they also motivate people of all ages and life stages to lead healthier lives through safe and responsible exercise. Their education, equipment and accessories literally make it so easy y’all! Some more of their exercise programs include their premier Pilates brand, STOTT PILATES® along with Total Barre™, ZEN∙GA® and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training.™
Now, I’ve been talking about this a lot and it’s finally happening!! Use this link below to request joining our Facebook group!! Again, it’s totally just a fun, support group where we can share work out tips, tricks and whatever else for beginners! Plus we can motivate each other and well…I need that. 😉 ha! It’s a private group so you’ll have to request, but then I’ll accept it within 24 hours!
This post was sponsored by MERRITHEW.