IT’S A LIFESTYLE

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I wanted to share a little background story of this before and after photo.  

I was 41 weeks pregnant in the first photo.  Well, 40 weeks and 5 days to be exact!  

The right picture is me 13 months PP.  

I have made it a habit to work out and eat right.  The thing with me is I don’t restrict myself from life.  I don’t hold back from going out because I don’t want to be faced with temptation.

I live my life making the best choices I can.  What I have done is really tried to stick to a macro diet during the week, and the weekends I do the same, but I snack a little more with a cheat meal.

I don’t believe in quick fixes, where you eat a piece of lettuce a day…. ha.  No, but I don’t really think those work and aren’t long term.  Eating under 100 carbs a day is outrageous.  (not saying it doesn’t work, It just isn’t my thing, and not bashing people who do it)

Complex carbs are a source of energy!  Without those, we are depleted, exhausted and sometimes depressed.  That is whole other topic I want to discuss in a different post, but we need complex carbs to have brain power and energy.

Anyways, How I lost my baby weight is simple.  The good old fashion way of living life, making healthy choices, working out hard in the gym when I can, or at home while Oaks naps.

Eating the right foods, avoiding junk that we call “food” these days.  

I believe in doing something that you will do forever.  I ate carbs all the time, I eat carbs all the time.   It is what you are getting them from that is important. 

The complex carbs I eat are, whole grains, brown rice, quinoa, lentils, vegetables, blueberries, pineapple.. those are the common ones I eat all the time.

Trust me, you don’t have to starve yourself to look good.  You DONT.  I eat and I love food and I lost all my weight in 5 months.   It took me a good 8-9 months to tone back up.  

But I have done it all the healthy way!  Nothing worth it happens overnight.  You have to put in the time, the effort, the WORK.  

Don’t complain about your weight and image, if you are sitting on the couch eating ice cream, and chips and pizza every day, and never ever lifting a pound.

It is hard work, and it takes sacrifice!  BUT it is so beyond worth it.  I have energy to play with Oaks all the time, I feel alive and healthy.  

Becoming the best you can be, is good for everything in your life.  Your relationships, your marriage, your work life, home life, and so good for your kids to watch as they grow.   

Since most of you wanted to know what I was eating as I was losing the baby weight, I kept a food diary and wrote down everything I ate in those 7 days, and made it into a book for you.  Easy to follow, theres a grocery list, all recipes, all macros to all the recipes.  

You can get my AB CHALLENGE and 7 DAY MEAL PLAN for $20 right now.  I live by these plans!  (linked on my sidebar) 

My advice to all of you, is to not get overwhelmed by it.  Have a clear mind and know what it is that your goal is, and just chip away, little by little every single day.  

ALSO REMEMBER, THAT IT’S A LIFESTYLE, NOT A QUICK FIX.  LIFESTYLE CHANGES ARE SO CRUCIAL FOR LONGTERM RESULTS.

I am working on something SO VERY exciting, coming next month!  I can’t wait to share with you!

Please don’t hesitate to ask me anything!  Leave a comment below and I will get back to you asap!

 

 

11 comments on “IT’S A LIFESTYLE

  1. I am almost 9 months pp and I really need to get in a routine that I can stick to. When I was pregnant I used to go to barre class three times a week and would do cardio another two days. I did this up until my last month. I was in better shape then than I am now! But I work full time, and I blog on the side, so I haven’t quite figured out how to balance it all yet. Getting to a gym more than once a week is pretty much out, so something I can do at home in our basement is a must. Looking forward to trying out your ab routine. I love using your videos for workout inspo at the gym.

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  2. I saw you say somewhere that you use MFP. I have used that app for years. Was wondering if your diary is public? If so, what is your user name? Thanks so much!

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    • Hey Rachel!
      right now I am currently eating 180 carbs, 150 protein and 60 fat. It changes up and varies day to day though. Depending on how I feel. I definitely eat more so I can gain more muscle (on my butt to be exact haha)

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  3. Do you have any tips on a beginners workout?? It’s been a long time since I’ve worked out in almost 9 month postpartum and it’s probably been about 6 month since I’ve worked out!! (I know.. I’m embarrassed)and I don’t wanna start on something too intense!

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    • Hey April! Don’t be embarrassed. Nothing to be embarrassed about. I know it is very hard to get back into it. But just do lighter weights starting out, and get a feel for it. Definitely push yourself every day, and just take it one day at a time, and try not to get overwhelmed. The sooner you start going the better you will start to feel! I have work outs in my instagram @lovebylynn that you could do from home, and I have some on my youtube. Check those out! Let me know if you have anymore questions! Good luck April! You got this!

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  4. Purchased the meal plan last night hit up the grocery store and I am so excited! Protein pancakes were on point this morning they were yum! Thank you for sharing and also the meals are practical in every way from prep, cost, and most important taste!

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