Monthly Archives: February 2014

7 days out!

Well, my 1st week as a mommy of THREE has officially come to a close. And I must say, having Marv back from his deployment has been a HUGE help! Not only am I loving having HIM back and enjoying his company and companionship, but he’s also able to take care of the two “big” kids while I can focus on little Monroe.

So, since I’m no longer pregnant, I decided to do another video  – “Post Baby Fitness – Part 2” – going a tiny bit more in depth with things I did during pregnancy to keep me active, and how I’m doing now at 7 days post partum:

 

Basically, here’s what I’ve done during this pregnancy:
– KEPT busy! Got involved more with crafting (did a craft fair), sold some of those crafts on Etsy (hats and jewelry),  started sewing, made kids Halloween costumes, playdates, playgrounds, etc.
– Joined Beachbody and started Shakeology while 6 months pregnant
– Tried to stay active walking – going on daily walks with the kids around the neighborhood and also intentionally parking farther while out doing errands
– LOW impact exercise (mainly watching and preparing myself mentally for when I’d be able to physically do those exercises in the months to come)
– my daily Shakeology seriously cut down on any junk food and sweets cravings I had and all I wanted to eat were “clean” things like fruits, veggies, and whole, healthy foods. I was therefore eating much healthier this pregnancy than I was during my other 2, allowing me to gain HEALTHY pounds with great quality nutrients instead of just “weight”.
– AND – I should also throw in there – taking care of 2 kids who love their mama…and love for me to pick them up….constantly, lol. My arms got some serious workouts holding my 23lb 2 year old, and my 33 lb 3.5 year old. Who needs to lift weights when you have kids, right?

7 days out, I physically feel fantastic and just about 99% of my “normal” self.  I credit this in LARGE part to my daily Shakeology shakes in addition to staying active, getting outside and MOVING! 🙂  Ready for the scary part?! Well….for me anyways. Since I’m trying to be real here, and prove how confident I am with crediting Shakeology to helping me physically bounce back after having my 3rd baby…….here’s some photo proof!

Here’s me the day before I gave birth (yes…I helped my husband hang our new garage “gym” mirror…that thing is HUGE!):
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The next morning, leaving for the hospital since my little Monroe decided to make her appearance:
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Just about 5 hours later, welcoming little Monroe into the world (entirely all natural!):
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2 days Post Partum at the hospital just before we were all discharged to go home:
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AND….scaaaary…..me this morning at exactly 7 days post partum (almost down to the hour)…I normally NEVER show this much skin unless I’m at the beach, so, scary! :
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Anyways, every ‘body’ is different, every pregnancy is different, but this was my experience during this 3rd pregnancy and what I did that kept me healthy and active during it that I feel really contributed to my overall wellness now, 1 week after having Monroe.

For more info on Shakeology, visit my FB Fitness page HERE and message me. I’ll be happy to give you TONS of info on it!  You can also browse my Beachbody site HERE to get more info on it. 🙂

Balance Ball Chair….yep….Balance Ball Chair

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Balance, Ball, and Chair – do all those words belong in the same phrase?  Well, apparently YES. A few months back, while my husband was still deployed, he added this random item to our Amazon shopping cart: a Balance Ball Chair. I thought it was the funniest thing – like an “as seen on TV” item…someone who apparently thought a balance ball would make an amazing computer chair and began marketing it.  After laughing for a little bit, I emailed him asking if he was serious about this “item”.  And well….yes, yes he was.

A few months went by (I think I removed it from our cart that same day it initially showed up in there) and low and behold, it shows up via my buddy UPS delivery guy early this week.  Kids of course were excited because this “thing” looks like a fun toy to bounce around on. I just had to shake my head and laugh…again.  Once set up, it resembled a bouncy ball throne – HOW COULD THIS THING POSSIBLY BE COMFORTABLE?!  Well…know that saying “never judge a book by its cover”?  —> Never judge a bouncy ball chair by its appearance!  This thing is squishy and comfortable, it helps with your posture and core muscles since you need to sit centered and balanced to keep from falling off (keeping your core engaged and your back straight), and it’s AH-MAZ-ING for rocking a newborn baby on it 🙂

Here’s my video review:  

Since I know you’re now just blown away by this ingenious invention – we purchased it (or rather my HUSBAND purchased it…) from Amazon and it’s called a Gaiam Balance Ball Chair. The price at the time he got it was $55-ish but it constantly fluctuates, so my advice would be to stalk Amazon for a few days (or weeks even) to get the best deal/lowest price possible.  Currently it’s roughly $75.  Here’s the amazon link for more info! 🙂

21 Day Fix LAUNCH!

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So, I’ve mentioned it here before but being as how the LAUNCH of the 21DayFix is riiiiiight around the corner (Monday, Feb 3rd, 2014!!!!)…why not do a brief video explaining just how AMAZING this program truly will be!  Combining fitness AND nutrition, the 21DayFix will incorporate 30 minute workouts, 7 days a week, for 21 days straight, with a straightforward, portion controlled, nutrition plan to give you maximum impact in a minimal amount of time – TWENTY-ONE-DAYS people!

Test group participants have lost up to 15 lbs (in 21 days!) but perhaps more importantly, people are seeing results in how they feel and losing INCHES off their body. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned fitness enthusiast, this program offers something for everyone and allows for you to go at your own pace.  But don’t just “read” my words about it: watch this short video to learn more 🙂

AMAZING right?!  For the month of February you can take part in the fantastic introductory release price of just $140 (compared to the regular price of $160) as well as FREE shipping.  Ready to take the next step?  Comment below, for more info; message me via my FB Fitness Page HERE; or visit my Team Beachbody Site  to read up more on it.