I wrote this one a few weeks ago but forgot to post. Alana will be Three months next week!
I am feeling more and more like my old self physically and mentally. There are days that I don’t get much sleep that I feel more edgy, stressed and sometimes a little down. It just come with having a newborn though. Having two definitely changes things and adds more pressure and stress but I am getting a lot of help from my husband and I feel like having two is feeling more like the norm now. I am dealing with a lot of stress unrelated to baby so I think I am doing the best that I can mentally. My nutrition has been great. I am finally getting a healthy mindset with food and I eat a lot. I am seeing the scale move and my measurements decrease. Overall I feel good for the chaos some days are filled with!
Body (Please ignore the cheesy pics):
I am doing a lot more at home workouts because it is just easier. I have been working out almost everyday and have been able to maintain a schedule despite not having a schedule if that makes sense. I work out in the mornings when I have the most energy. I get to the gym 2-3 times a week but will be able to go 5-6 times a week once I go back to work. I have a gym at work which I go during my lunch hour. It helps a lot! I plan to go to the gym probably on Sundays when I am back to work because we don’t have a squat rack at work. Sundays are my favorite days to go to the gym since it is usually very quiet.
Nutrition-wise I have been consuming anywhere from 1,800-2000 calories a day. I take a flexible dieting approach or IIFYM and consume mostly whole foods with a sprinkling of treats when I want. I am small but breastfeeding and I have found these numbers work great for me and my activity and energy levels as well as maintaining a good milk supply. I am seeing consistent results and will probably have to decrease as my weigh goes down. I am about 5ish lbs away from my prepregnancy weight and hope to lose another 5lbs after that. Once I get to my goal weight I do plan on doing a lean bulk to put on some muscle. I know I can’t get muscle without some fat gain so it will be a challenge mentally but I look forward to reverse dieting and increasing calories.
I entered another competition this time around to help with motivation. It’s James Wilson’s Body Earned program and I love the intensity and results I get from it.
Goals for month 3: Lift 5-6 days a week and limited cardio…mostly Hiit and tabata.