This week I wanted to share my own personal one-year transformation photos and story with you! When the photos on the left came up from last year I couldn’t keep this progress to myself! I was so excited to share and more than that I wanted to share the details on how I got to where I am now!
No drastic diet restrictions
It did involve…
Making my workouts a priorities
Proper portion control
Planning out meals for the week
Never giving up despite my kids crazy sleep schedules or life in general!
This has become a lifestyle change. Yes, it has included the occasional remainder of a PB&J or a handful of goldfish or a slice or two of birthday cake because that is LIFE and there is no way around it! I didn’t let that get me off track! If I oversleep and I was not able to get my workout in so I would take a rest day and get back at it the next day!
Has it been easy?
Has it been worth it?
Getting up early and making sure I get to bed at a decent hour is tough. Making sure that I have my workout clothing set out the night before and on either Saturday or Sunday planning out my week has helped tremendously.
So what did I do exactly?
I followed three different programs. Two of which were each 21 days with workouts consisting of 30 min each. The most recent program that I have completed was 8 weeks of strength, stabilization, and power training. Due to illness and a variety of other bumps in the road it took me close to 12 weeks to complete, yet I still completed the whole program. Due to kids crazy schedules and an effort to make life a lot easier for me and one less meal to plan I utilized a meal replacement that helped me to get all the vitamins, minerals, and protein that I needed for cheaper than buying that meal. Quick, easy, super healthy and that is what I call a huge WIN for this mom!
I can’t wait to see what is in store for the next year!
Who wants to join me? I am offering some FREE goodies!!
Today was Day 1 of my last 21 Day push to the end of the year! It went very well and I am happy with how the day ended up! I am feeling energized and so happy to be back on track and eating better. I already eat decent but there are days that I do not eat enough fruit or greens and it has felt great to have those back in my meals! I also LOVE not having to worry about trying to count calories! I don’t have time for all of that! I know exactly what I need to eat and all I have to do it check off which containers I eat for each meal! It is so easy!
Workout: PLYO – NOT to be confused with PiYO they are two very different workouts! I will be feeling that one tomorrow! A small miracle happened this afternoon as I had hoped to get up very early to workout and that didn’t happen BUT I was able to workout from 4 – 4:45 PM with both kids playing and minimal pauses! I also managed to get in the 10 Min Abs workout which I did have a little extra resistance and a foot or two in my face! Watch out world not only did I get a workout done in the afternoon, both kids were with me, and I did two videos! I feel like I could take on the world now!
Breakfast: two scrambled eggs, 1 slice of toast, water, coffee with 1 tsp coconut oil and 1 packet of stevia – 1Y, 1R & 1 tsp
Snack: PB Banan Chocolate Shakeology 1R 1P & 2tsp
Lunch: 2 hard boiled eggs, orange spinach salad with sunflower seeds, balsamic dressing 1R, 1.5P, 2G, 1O
Snack: A couple of slivers from baby girls grilled cheese (oops!), 1 hard boiled egg .5Y, .5R
Dinner: Bulgogi, kimchi, brown and white rice, with Romaine leaves 2G, 1R, 1.5Y, 1tsp
I got all of my 12 cups of water in also today and I felt like I made a lot of trips to the restroom today!
Over the past year I have been tired, exhausted, sleep deprived, a new mom of 2 under 2, uncomfortable in my skin, feeling bloated, and trying to embrace the joys of a new baby. It has been a lot to adjust to and the biggest thing that I have learned is that it is all about balance!
After gaining 60 plus lbs with my first pregnancy and to only be able to gain about 35 with this one I had to watch what I ate and make sure to stay as active as possible. I proceeded in completing 2 rounds of 21-Day Fix and 2 rounds of 21-Day Fix Extreme and was highly dedicated to the program. I changed it up with a couple of different programs and getting out and walking and trying to start running again. During the following months we were traveling back and fourth between the states a couple of times along with taking a trip to Korea and I enjoyed my fair share of wonderful foods all the while trying to making the best choices possible during the time that we weren’t traveling and were at home!
Now, I am ready to get focused again and prepare for the new program coming out in December and I will be starting after the first of the year! I am now within 5 lbs of my pre pregnancy weight which reaching it is not my main concern right now. I am now ready to do one more focused and on track round of 21 Day Fix Extreme. I am excited to see some big changes in my body over the next few months!
Of all programs I have ever done this has been by far the simplest and easiest to maintain and keep up! Portion control and 30 min of workouts has made a huge impact on shedding 60 lbs of baby weight!
December 7th starts my journey back to the best shape of my life since I am not back to my probably weight! Follow me as this journey begins!