Time to get real, ladies...after having my sweet Sophia, I really fell off the fitness course I was used to. Breastfeeding really helped me lose all of the weight within a matter of weeks, and I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight in no time. However, there was a LOT of toning to do, and I had a plan....had being the keyword. It's amazing how you find yourself with NO time to do things for yourself (ok, maybe a bit dramatic, but a LOT less time than pre-babe), which includes working out.
Last month, I decided it was time to get with the program, as summer is coming up, and we are heading to Miami in April (woah, next month!). I decided my at-home workout plan was simply not working, got a gym membership, and began to schedule 4 days/week to go to the gym (so much more planning involved, yet again). Finally, I am getting into a routine (as of this week), and am getting back to it. Trying to schedule workouts around my husband's job, our nanny's schedule, and my own is a bit of a balancing act, but I'm finally getting it together.
I have given up Coca Cola for lent (just happened to be the right time), which has been surprisingly EASY - I'm so shocked. I owe it all to the glorious bev we call coconut water. Whenever I'm craving a soda, I reach for my coconut water (but still limit to 1 a day), and it has really been helping. My favorite brand is 'Real Coconut Water,' I think it has the best/most natural taste. I buy it at Whole Foods, but recently saw it on Amazon as well.
In addition to my gym schedule, I decided to kick it up a notch for the next 30 days, and complete Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. I know a lot of people do this program alone and see a lot of results, but 20 minutes/day doesn't seem like enough for me (I have a long way to go to get to my goal). Plus, the workouts aren't too difficult (yet - I'm only on day 2), so I don't feel too tired to hit the gym later in the day. If anyone is interested in doing this with me, I found the video on YouTube! See it here.
I am passionate about fitness and nutrition, it's just getting the schedule consistent that has been causing the problem as of late. I'm hoping I've got it down now. Is anyone else ready to get in shape for summer? I hope I'm not the only one who needs a little kick! ;)