Losing the Baby Weight: 4 Months Postpartum

For most women its not being pregnant that causes stress in terms of weight gain. Rather, its once you come home with the baby and your once large and firm belly has turned into unsightly excess fat and skin.  In fact, I had many people tell me that I would never get my pre-baby body back. However, for me this was nothing more than encouragement!!

So, from day one while I was unable to exercise I was determined to make some progress on my weight-loss. I decided to start with my nutrition. While I could not lower my calorie intake because of breastfeeding, I could eat clean and supplement. That is exactly what I did using the Advocare 24 Day Challenge. One month postpartum, I had gone from 192 pounds to 166.5 (Pictures Below)

It was at this time that my doctor cleared me for light exercise. I decided to continue my Advocare supplements (spark, omegas & catalyst) and incorporate walking into my routine. So, each day I began to walk 1 to 3 miles around the neighborhood with the baby. After another month I was down to 160.5. Please with my progress and feeling like I had regained my strength, I decided to add weight training to my routine. For the next month I worked my way from body weight to light weights a few days a week. I managed to lose an additional 5 pounds and my body began to feel more firm.

My fourth month I really pushed my self. I was finally back to my normal amount of weights in the gym and even added light cardio. At this point I was lifting 5 days a week, eating clean taking my supplements (spark, omega 3s, catalyst and muscle gain whey protein). At the end of month 4 I have lost a total of 42 pounds. My weight is 5 pounds lower than pre-pregnancy. The entire time I continued to breastfeed as my milk supply was not impacted by my weight-loss.

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I now weigh 150 pounds. Below are my photos from 12/11/14. So, if you are a mother and are interesting in getting your pre-baby body back or better, get started with the 24 Day Challenge! If you need additional guidance on workouts or meal planning contact me. I have heard every excuse you can think of. However, even if you dont have access to a gym, you can achieve your goal. I am have a full time job and I am a new mother. So, if I can find the time to eat right and workout you can too!!

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There is no time like the present!!!!!!!!!

STATS
Pre Baby Weight:155
Pregnancy Weight: 192
1 Month PostPartum: 166.5
2 Months PostPartum: 160.5
3 Months PostPartum: 155.5
4 Months PostPartum: 150
Total Weightloss: 42 Pounds

RESOURCES
My Advocare Site
The 24 Day Challenge

Week 3 Bikini Competition Prep (8 Weeks PostPartum)

So week three is complete. I continue to make progress each week. See highlights from this week below!

ENERGY LEVEL
My energy level has really improved.  I am getting plenty of sleep.  However, on those extra long days I drink my spark and I have plenty of energy to make it through.

WORKOUTS
I continue to lift for an hour or more a day. I am also doing cardio following my lift. I have been able to up the weight each. So I feel like my lifts are really improving.

SORENESS
The soreness has gotten much better.  I feel like I am getting back to a normal sore after lifting. This has really been helpful in adding additional weight and reps.

SUPPLEMENTS

I am now taking the following products which are breastfeeding safe and seem to be really helping with the weight-loss, energy and soreness.

-OmegaPlex (Omega 3’s)
-Catalyst (Amino Acids)
-Coreplex (Multi Vitamin)
-Spark (B-12 Energy Drink)

Interested in Breastfeeding safe supplements? Checkout my 24 Day Challenge Breastfeeding bundle.

BREAST FEEDING (MILK SUPPLY)

Even while losing weight I am able to keep up my milk supply. It seems that as long as your nutrition is in check, you can continue to produce milk without any issue.That being said, having a large milk supply while doing plyo or push presses at the gym makes for any excellent show for all.  LOL Even with a good sports bra.

RESULTS
This week I lost another pound (ONLY 5 MORE POUNDS OF FAT TO GO).  Once I reach my goal I will share my progress photos from beginning to end!! Watch out for future posts! Only 9 weeks of prep left:-)

Losing the Baby Weight While Breastfeeding – 1 Month Post Partum

Before pregnancy as most of your know I was actively competing in NPC Bikini competitions. Over a 17 week period I transformed my body into that of a national competitor. See my transformation stage pics below.

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HOW DID I MAKE THIS TRANSFORMATION?

I get this question a lot and of course no one likes the answer. Its not magic. Clean eating, regular workouts and supplementation. There is a science to making your body into a machine! That being said ANYONE CAN DO IT. Anyone that can stick to a plan that is:-) For more information on my daily workouts see my bodybuilding.com article.

PREGNANCY

It was a couple of weeks after nationals that I found out I was pregnant. My husband and I were thrilled. However, once the initial excitement
wore off, I thought to myself how am I going to stay in shape during my pregnancy? Well, it was a challenge. I gradually had to cut back on my
lifting. However I was able to continue my advocare supplements and TRX workouts throughout my pregnancy.

I attribute my Spark and TRX workouts to allowing me to have enough energy to teach TRX even at 9 months pregnant!! In addition, I did my best
to eat clean and avoid excessive weight gain. However, my baby was two weeks late. So, what does that mean? She weighed in at 9 pounds. Yes,
that is not a typo. lol

Anyway, what that mean for me was more weight gain than I had hoped. In the end I put on 37 pounds. Checkout my pre-pregnancy to 9 months
preggers transformation photos below.

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ONE MONTH POST-PREGNANCY

After gaining 37 pounds and weighing in at a enormous 192, I am determined to drop the weight. I am currently one month post pregnancy and have
dropped 29 pounds now weighing in at 163.

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I still have 8 pounds of fat to lose and I am working everyday to accomplish this. I plan to drop the remaining 8 pounds over the next 8 weeks and here is how..

How am I do I plan to acheive these results? I am glad you asked. Ready for the answer?

Clean eating, regular workouts and supplementation. LOL No one likes that answer. Let me elaborate. I am following the 24_day_challenge_for_nursing_and_pregnant_moms. This includes all of your meals and supplement plans. In addition, I am working out for 1 hour 5 days a week.

It’s not an easy journey. But ANYONE CAN DO IT. Are you a Mom looking to drop the extra pounds? Contact me or purchase the 24 Day
Breastfeeding Mom Challenge and get started today!!

STAY TUNED FOR MY UPCOMING WEEKLY PROGRESS POSTS…

Adocare Distributor

Advocare Distributor

The information on this page will show you how to become a successful AdvoCare distributor using the internet in addition to offline methods.

Hi, I’m April King – AdvoCare Advisor.

I love this company because the products are so awesome. In fact most people sign up as a distributor just to get the discount! That is so contrary to other MLM’s. I Just finished my morning Mango Strawberry Spark. Nom Nom My Favorite But I’m not here to talk supplements. I’m here to talk money.

One way to earn income with AdvoCare’s is by using their marketing blueprint.

It’s your typical MLM advice. Make a list of everyone you know, throw mixers, do 3-way calls, and so on.

And ya know what? It works. It builds champions. My good friend, who I signed up under, is proof. He follows the entire system to the letter and gets results. But making a living off selling to friends and family isn’t for everyone. So for me, the internet makes the most sense. It’s faster, more powerful, and allows me to market to complete strangers who wanna buy because they wanna buy — not because they know me and feel pressured into it.

Take this page, for example. How’d you land here? By going to Google and doing a search? And in doing so, you raised your hand and told me you were interested in making money selling AdvoCare, as an independent rep. We’ve never met. I didn’t have to chase you around or twist your arm. You came to me.

And you’re much further along in the buying process than if I’d just pitched you, totally out of the blue, when I ran into you at the local Starbucks. See what I’m saying? So, how do you get started? First, you gotta find a sponsor – to join under. That’s me!

That’s what I do. I write simple little blog posts, like this, and get ‘em ranked in Google. Potential buyers, like you, do searches, find my content and join. Or buy products. Or both. Depending on what I write about. I share all of this with you because I want to earn your business. I want you on my AdvoCare team. So what do you say? Ready to partner with a winner? If so, here’s how…

Become A Distributor

Becoming an AdvoCare distributor is a simple process.

First, click my partner link here. On the following page, peep what you’ll get, and at the bottom click:

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… which brings you to yet another unnecessary page, where you’ll clickity-click once again: click-here-step3-distributorship And finally, verify you wanna lock arms with me: best-sponsor-for-advocare … tick the box, fill out all requested info, and you’re good to go.

Your distributor kit, which costs $79 by the way, will be sent out immediately. Expect it on your doorstep in about two business days. On top of $50 worth of AdvoCare product samples, this kit will walk you through the AdvoCare business opportunity and explain everything it has to offer. From the start, you’ll receive 20% off all products.

But this savings could reach as much as 40% if you do enough volume. This is how the AdvoCare distributorship levels are categorized — by sales volume. Once you hit the 40% level, like me, that’s when things really get fun. Business builders (or Advisors), as we’re called, benefit from earning income five unique ways:

From your retail profits
From your wholesale commissions
From overrides your team pass-up
From leadership bonuses
From incentives, trips and pay-period bonuses
Are you starting to see how reeling-in other serious business-builders online could really blow this thing up fast?

That’s what I’m saying.

Anyways, while your kit is en route, you’ll be able to instantly login to your new AdvoCare mini-site, where you can shop for less and begin building your own downline. Yep, in about 5-minutes, you’re in business with one of the strongest brands in all of health and wellness. And, assuming you signed up with me… After I see your name come through my site, I’ll email you with a action plan. We’ll get your blog setup and have you blogging your way to big profits within the same day.

How cool is that? Pretty friggin’ cool, huh? I’m excited to work with you. Here’s to getting fit and financially free with AdvoCare.

Independent AdvoCare Distributor,

April King