Ok so I must admit, I have not been keeping an ideal fitness life in the last few weeks. In the weeks past, I had all the time in the day to spend at the gym because Robbie slept so much of the day and I really didn’t have anywhere to be. After going back to work the beginning of May, I have very little “extra” time and to be honest, I felt guilty spending that time at the gym instead of hanging out with my little guy.
But I will share all about life as a new mom in another post (coming soon). This is all about nutrition and how I have managed to lead a healthy, almost paleo, diet post-baby. Let’s start with the progress pictures…
I kept my diet clean, and continued to exercise throughout my pregnancy, which resulted in a gain of about 22 pounds. It took about two weeks to get back down to my pre-pregnancy weight, but the composition and distribution of weight was completely changed. I had very little definition, and there was still a lot of “fluff” around my mid-section. After 2 months of lifting weights and doing some cardio, I am 5 pounds heavier, but have gained back some the muscle, tone, and definition I had lost. This really goes to show that it does not matter what number is on the scale; it’s about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I am a lot leaner at 140 than I was at 135, and feel a lot better and stronger! By keeping a healthy diet and exercising, I have kept up a steady milk supply for the baby, and have gotten back to feeling normal in my body again.
Now for the meals:
1 egg + 3 egg whites cooked in 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. 1/2 cup old fashioned oats with 1/2 a banana and 1/2 cup blueberries topped with cinnamon. 1 cup black coffee
Mid-Morning snack: 0730
I drink this about a half hour before I go and workout. I make this in my juicer: 1 cup kale, 1 granny smith apple, 1 naval orange, 1 cucumber
I drink a 12 oz protein shake (2 scoops Progenex more muscle in Belgian Chocolate) mixed into whole milk
4 oz chicken breast, 1 medium sized sweet potato with 1 Tbs grass-fed butter, and about a cup of steamed edamame (unsalted)
Mid-Afternoon Snack: 1300
This is about when I hit that wall and need caffeine! From Starbucks, I either get an Americano or iced coffee with heavy cream (no sugar or sweetener). On the side, I eat a Progenex bar; chocolate peanut butter crunch
Late-Afternoon Snack: 1530
I usually eat a snack after work, before I go to the CrossFit gym. This was a smoothie bowl made with 1 cup Greek yogurt, 2/3 cup frozen mango, 2/3 cup frozen blackberries and 2 Tbs. PB2 powder. I added 1/2 cup of gluten-free granola on top.
Post-Workout Shake: 1730
(2 more scoops Progenex Protein mixed in 12 oz milk or water; depends on the day)
Since my husband doesn’t like sushi, I will get take-out during the week while he’s at work. I love the mango-lobster roll, as well as the crunchy calamari roll from RA.
Bedtime Shake: 2100
Casein protein shake for bedtime (this is a slow-absorbing protein; best to consume before bedtime) I drink 2 scoops of Progenex Cocoon in Cinnamon Slumber mixed in water, heated up. So delicious!