we all have our thing .
this is mine .
Prince Charming …
44 oz diet Dr Pepper
2 shots coconut 🥥
1 shot vanilla 🌴 .
= 5 mins of bliss 😊
Have you ever woke up, jumped on the scale and you were somehow 4 or 5 lbs lighter?
Well, that happened to me this morning!
2 weeks ago I weighed 121 lbs, this morning I was 116.
So how did this happen?
I have to be completely transparent here I did NOT join the gym to lose weight! I did it as a social thing to hang out with friends while my husband skied, for the daycare and for the swim lessons for our upcoming trip.
I actually was extremely happy where I was and was more nervous to workout because in the past I always bulk when I do. I am naturally an athletic build and I always put muscle on quick. I had flashback memories of being weighed as a professional dancer and having to place my foot on the seat of a chair as my thighs would get measured for the NBA and being told my thighs were getting too big as we continued to workout like men. Barbells and all kind of heavy weights that make my thighs bulk!
I like to be lean, tone and fit.
So heres how I’m doing it:
7:00 (occasionally will have a Quaker brown sugar oatmeal packet in hot water, but lately I don’t bc it makes me have to go to the bathroom mid run every.single.time. I work out! lol)
9:30 am drink 22 oz of diet soda (get 44 oz cup bc you will be drinking the rest later) I get diet dr. pepper , plastic cup – never styrophome – , on the rocks aka pebbled ice
10 am drop kids off at gym daycare, check to see if there are any dance/zumba classes going on, if it’s a weight lighting class, I walk right past it and hit the treadmill and stair master.
Time for Cardio!
Treadmill (20-30 mins)
min : speed
1-7 – speed 4or5 to warm up for 7 mins
7-10 – speed 7or8 run 3 mins
10-17 – speed 4/5 slow jog 7 mins
17-20 – speed 7/8 run 3 mins
You can stop -or- if you CAN keep going –GO FOR IT!!! Do one more set!
20-27 – speed 4/5 slow jog/fast walk 7 mins
27-30 – speed 7/8 run
You will be sweating! I sweat even more when I have caffeine before my run on an empty stomach. It acts like a stimulant. Sweat literally drips from the most random spots like my elbow creases and behind my knees. It’s the best feeling in the world!
Stair Master Time
You just ran and should be pretty tired, but climb up that stair master and just start slow. We’re going to do intervals again.
min : level
0-7 : level 6
7-10 : level 16
10-17 : level 6
17-20 : level 16
only do 2 sets
And then I stretch! For like 20 mins. It feels so great! And you will feel amazing.
protein shake ( I get this from my gym cafe, or you can make your own) ingredients: peanut butter, banana, water-or- almond milk, ice protein.
& sometimes well just eat a yummy PB&J
Drink rest of your soda (22 oz)
& if you’re starving a light muscle milk
Mon/Wed/Thurs/Sunday I cook
Tues/Fri/Sat we go out
Eating out options
protein style (lettuce wrapped around cheeseburger @ in & out, foot long on flat bread at Subway, sushi roll, Cafe Rio
raspberries with dark chocolate chips inside (our faves)
yogurt with sprinkles
Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water throughout the day. If you have ANY questions at all. Please feel free to ask.
*if you were like me and thought soda bloated your tummy, wrong! I learned this trick fitness modeling. Diet soda is a diuretic and controls bloating and swelling
Going from, “whatever mommy eats, Brooklyn eats”, to, “whatever Brooklyn eats mommy & all the other siblings eat.” The whole family couldn’t be more excited for Brooklyn to start eating/snacking on solid foods like Infant Quinoa Cereals, 100% Quinoa Squares, additional snacks . This means I now carry yummy snacks in my purse, like Ancient Grain Cookies, that we ALL enjoy. The many perks of having a baby in the house.
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Hot cocoa is like getting a hug from the inside.
And there is no better way to drink your hot cocoa with your insides in mind.
I like my hot cocoa like I like my babies, extra sweet! But that doesn’t mean we have to load up on the chocolate. Simply substitute half the hot cocoa mix with new Organic Stevia In The Raw packets for perfectly chocolatey hot cocoa. *see recipe below*
I am loving the NEW Organic Stevia In The Raw® – it is the most recent addition to the In The Raw family of sweeteners. Available in convenient packets, Organic Stevia In The Raw is perfect for sprinkling in your beverages or over your cereal and fruit. Each packet is only three calories, but provides the sweetening equivalence of two teaspoons of sugar (which contains 32 calories). I buy my packets at Walmart, but you can buy it online – here’s a downloadable coupon!
I try to use Organic Stevia In The Raw packets wherever I can to eliminate excess sugar and calories while still preserving a sweet flavor.
Maintaining a lower-sugar diet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a cup of hot cocoa on a cloudy fall day. Below I’ve shared my recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
- 1 tbsp hot cocoa of your choice
- 1 cup very hot water
- 2 Organic Stevia In The Raw packets
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
So basic, so easy so-o delicious!
When you’re ready to enjoy your hot chocolate, mix 1 tbs cocoa with 1 cup hot water. Stir in the Organic Stevia In The Raw packets and vanilla extract.
You can even create your own hot cocoa mix and putting it in little mason jars to give out to friends and family during the holidays. I tie a pretty bow with a tag attached to the mason jar. The tag explains how to make the perfect cup of hot cocoa! Pair with a candy cane to use as a stir stick to make it extra festive!
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Rapid Weight Loss
Slim-Fast – 1 scoop
Prune Juice – 1/4 cup or less
Peanut Butter Powder – 1 1/2 TBS => this is really yummy if you use a vanilla slim fast
Fruit – 1 whole banana or 1/2 cup of fruit of your choice
Ice – 1 cup 8-9 cubes
Water – 8 fluid ounces or 1 cup
This recipe makes 24-26 ounces drink it all 🙂
For weight maintenance I make one of these shakes for breakfast I love the way it tastes and how I feel when I do.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.
Mama Bird over here always feeding for two, and sometimes even three. Which is why I have been taking a prenatal vitamin constantly since December 2010 when I first found I was pregnant with Hudson. I continue to take a prenatal vitamin everyday for the year that I breastfeed my babies. This has always been a good thing because I always get pregnant within the first year of my babies life. So yes, sometimes I am feeding for three.
I am a strong believer in vitamins, not only for myself but also for the health of my growing babies. My motto has always been to make sure I am taking care of myself so that I am able to take care of others.
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