You guys, I’ve started to feel like Oprah – always putting a picture of me as the cover photo. So, this time there’s an inspirational quote. BAM. So, I can’t ever remember a crazier week. Whoa. Deep breath. With appointments and meetings and a photo shoot and family visiting and motherhood and sleep and all of the things, it was hard to fit everything in.… especially the postpartum fitness challenge.
Still, I did my best to fit in my exercise every single day. Most of my exercise this week was walking on the treadmill while wearing baby girl, since that’s a guaranteed nap for her every time. I walk at a 3-4% incline at 3.5-4 mph for 40 minutes to an hour. By the time I’m done, we’re both a sweaty mess.
So, onto nutrition…
I’ve always eaten pretty healthy. I like the 80/20 thing. 80% of the time, I’m legit. All good. 20% of the time it’s some candy or cake. (You’ve gotta live, people.)
During pregnancy, that
kinda totally went out the window. I ate whatever I wanted. Partly, because I felt like crap most of the time and it helped me feel better. But also because I knew it would be the last time in my whole life that I would let myself eat anything (and everything) under the sun. Because in my real non-pregnant life, that’s just not how I roll.
Fast-forward to NOW, when I’m trying to be better about food choices. Well, talk about a shock to the system.
It’s a change in mindset more that anything else. It’s about re-training my taste buds and not eating out of boredom or for the hell of it.
Still, I knew that an entire overhaul was destined to fail. I can’t cut out the crap entirely overnight and expect to be able to keep it up. It has to be a gradual change to get back to my old lifestyle.
Here are the little things I’ve done to help me get there…
- Coconut milk instead of skim milk
- Dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate
- Measure out a serving size of my dark chocolate for the day. No mindless eating allowed!
- Cut back on dairy
In last week’s post, I mentioned that I would share what I eat in a day. And, since I eat pretty much the same thing every day, it’s an easy thing to do.
WHAT I EAT IN DAY:
Breakfast: Almost always plain Greek yogurt with berries, Kind granola and honey; coffee with coconut milk
Snack: Apple + peanut butter
Lunch: Avocado toast or turkey + avocado sandwich on whole grain bread
Snack: Boiled egg + banana
Dinner: Salad + dark chocolate or Vita Top
NEXT WEEK’S WORKOUT SCHEDULE:
Saturday Run 3 miles
Monday HIIT Workout
Tuesday HIIT Workout
Wednesday Walk on treadmill
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