So week one of new weight training and cleaning eating program is complete. Its amazing how much harder is it for me to lift weights! In any case I am determined so I will continue to eat clean and workout each and everyday. I have highlighted details on my supplements, energy level, soreness and results below. Look for my updates each week for the next 11 weeks!
It’s essential to prepare your food ahead of time and package your meals to be successful. So, I spent Sunday cooking food and filling up my 6 pack containers. Four out of my 6 meals consist of Chicken Breast, Spinach and Brown Rice. For meal one I spice it up with oatmeal and egg whites. Sometimes I add cinnamon and stevia to the oatmeal for a sweet treat. My post workout meal is a Chocolate Muscle Gain shake with a whole banana. Nom Nom Nom
Well breastfeeding a cutie pie infant every two hours in addition to working out does often require me to nap! However, I typically start off each day fairly energetic after drinking my Mango Strawberry Spark. So, I am able to tend to the baby and get my workouts in without any problem. Fingers crossed I can maintain this energy level for the next 11 weeks.
I am lifting for atleast one hour 5 days a week. Each day is dedicated to two different body parts. I also do cardio following each lift. It’s pretty challenging. But I love being in the gym!
AHHHHH So this is my biggest problem after week one. I would normally take a post workout recovery drink to help with the soreness. However, I am not able to take that while breastfeeding. So, I am limited to hot epson salt baths 🙁 They do help a little. However, all of my muscles are incredibly sore.
This week I lost another 2 pounds (ONLY 6 MORE POUNDS OF FAT TO GO) and I have noticed my muscle memory kicking in. Also, I feel like my belly has flattened out a lot more. So I am super excited about my progress and excited for the weeks to come. Interested in Breastfeeding safe supplements? Checkout my 24 Day Challenge Breastfeeding bundle.
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Hi. So happy to find your blog! I’m 7-weeks postpartum and have about 10 pounds and lots of jiggle left to tackle. It’s inspiring to find other women who have had babies but are still committed to fitness. Go girl! Will follow you…