What I ate in a day + Body After Baby Update

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:

Breakfast: 0500

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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

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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

 

 

 

Post-Workout: 0900

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I drink a 12 oz protein shake (2 scoops Progenex more muscle in Belgian Chocolate) mixed into whole milk

 

 

 

 

Lunch: 1100

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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

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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

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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)

Dinner: 1900

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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

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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!

 

 

 

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