Monday, December 29, 2014

Post Pregnancy Fitness

It's been awhile since I last posted and since then I've delivered my daughter and began adjusting to life as a mommy and new role of Chief Household Operating Officer (self-designated title) since leaving my job. Holy life changes! All good stuff though!

However, I've struggled with getting motivated to workout regularly in between feedings, changings, play time, nap time, cleaning and errands. Whew! I need a nap after that sentence. After enough weeks of still wearing maternity pants and not fitting in many of my clothes though, I got annoyed enough to do something about it. I found lots of motivational ideas on Pinterest and decided to do P90X again; a 90-day, intense fitness program that I did about 4 years ago and had great success with. I have more to lose and work on this time around, but I'm finally ready to get down to business!

Below are a few of my favorite motivators I found on Pinterest and changes I've made:
  • Drinking a gallon of water a day: great for the body and skin
  • I've read it takes 21 days to form a habit. I started a visual countdown on my fridge to cross off every day after my workout
  • A one-hour workout is only 4% of my day.... there's no excuse to not find the time to squeeze that in for myself
  • Swapped breakfast for a meal replacement/protein shake
  • No carbs or very little for dinner and after
  • Healthy snacking on cucumbers, hummus, salads, fruit
  • Calorie & exercise tracking with MyFitnessPal app
I'm now on Day 8 already and feeling so much better about myself. That's the best part. Isn't that what it's all about? :)

What works for you??

Sincerely, Brit

1 comment:

Bren Murphy said...

Love your pictures and the magical way you have shared all about your story - you're an inspiration and I am following your journey - awesome work!