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As promised, answering a few questions that y’all asked on Instagram the other day fitness related. Now I am no expert (at all) haha, but I am just sharing what I am doing and all that! Soooo take that for what it’s worth 😉
Q: Favorite snacks for after a workout?
A: I typically will eat some sort of carb, I just feel better when I do…so either a banana or if I am feeling more protein-ish, I go for a gluten free waffle + peanut butter. Depends on the day!
Q: Favorite WW recipes or meals?
A: Their peanut butter protein balls are SOOO good, look those up on the app! I also love their rosemary potatoes. Another low point snack I go to often is apples and peanut butter or melted dairy free chocolate chips.
Q: What do you use for protein drinks?
A: I love Orgain, I’ve been drinking, these lately. It’s definitely better if you throw a banana or something in with it when you make it!
Q: Easy dinner meals?
A: I’m all about my crockpot, so anything I can throw in there is a win in my book and honestly – Pinterset has been a huge resource for me with that, especially since we eat dairy/gluten free. So Pinterest crockpot recipes, there are sooo many!
Q: How do you keep your milk supply up while working out?
A: This question was asked several times, haha! First off, I’m weird, my body is weird – haha! I have a pretty large oversupply to begin with. However, that being said I have to make sure I’m hydrated. So I typically will drink two Liquid IVs a day and then a few more bottles of water.
Q: How do you avoid eating all day?
A: Honest answer – I don’t. I just try to pick things that are “zero points” on WW or are just simple snacks. For example, an apple, raspberries, cashews, applesauce pouches (thank you Costco), things like that. I am a huge snacker (whether in quarantine or not) I just go for healthier things.
Q: How do you get motivated when you wake up feeling bleh?
A: Honestly I have to remind myself two things, one I’ve worked way too freaking hard to stop now. And two, I know if I just push through I will feel SO much better afterwards and just be a better Mom/wife for the day. It’s my outlet and a huge stress reliever. Once you get in the routine of it, I feel like it’s a little easier (though still hard some days) to remind yourself of these things. The first month for me was rough staying motivated but after that it’s kind of weird…like I WANT to work out.
Q: Typical day of eating for you?
A: Aye this is hard because it’s different everyday, but here I’ll give you a recap of yesterday. Breakfast – gluten free waffle with peanut butter, then a banana after my work out and a MadeGood granola bar a couple hours later. Then for lunch I had this chicken salad stuff I make with cashews in it on gluten free crackers, then snacked on strawberries + flaxseed chips (don’t knock it until you try it people, they’re SO good, it’s the “Food Should Taste Good” brand) until dinner. For dinner we had steak and potatoes and then I snacked on an apple with chocolate and peanut butter and a small bowl of cereal while we watched a show before bed. I don’t deprive myself if I want something sweet or else I know I’ll binge, I just work it into my points and try to find an alternative like apple slices with chocolate, etc.
Q: Tips for short work outs with kids around?
A: I do my work outs every, single, morning with both kids (typically right in my face) and they’re quick. I do HIIT work outs so they are never more than 30 minutes and typically I aim for them to be closer to 20-25. Pinterest or google HIIT classes or I’ve been posting what I do everyday on Instagram stories! There are tons of options for that, but it’s a really GOOD workout, just quick!
Q: Sports bras for nursing?
A: I’m going to be honest, I just don’t even bother anymore and wear normal sports bras, but when I did wear nursing ones, there’s a shop called Love + Fit and they have GREAT ones!
Q: Favorite pre-workout?
A: I love Clean Simple Eats the most, Cara Loren’s is pretty good but the taste did take a little for me to get used to!
Q: How do you get/stay motivated?
A: Mentioned a little above, but mainly for me I have to keep the mindset of how much better I feel since making big changes and focusing on my health. Obviously I have these stupid stomach problems we are dealing (haha) but beyond that I have SO much more energy, my patience level is a heck of a lot better and my mental state is in a way better place. Not to mention I just feel more confident and that’s a good feeling and it shouldn’t have anything to do with how you look, but more so how you feel and I just feel good. So I think that is something you have to remember and go in with the mindset of!
Q: Can you link your favorite work out equipment?
A: I did a whole blog post on this, you can see it all, here.
Q: What color are you on WW?
A: I am on green and I do get more points because I am nursing 🙂
Q: How do you work out with kids?
A: There are a few ways…one I wake up earlier than them and do it before they’re up (which is typically not the case because I love my sleep). Two, I do it while they’re eating breakfast (this is usually what happens) and I just deal with the chaos. Is it easy? Nope. I usually end up using Nash as a weight and giving Blake one of my airpods to listen to music with me on or whatever….I just make it work and push through. They usually will last about 20 minutes eating and just being content (more so Nash than Blake) and then they need attention (AKA he…) which is towards the end of my workout so I just make it work.
There were a few more but I am out of time, so we are wrapping it up here! But I will do this again in the future 🙂