Somehow it’s Saturday…where does my time go?!
Thanks to the 4th hour of the Today show (i.e. Spanky Tuesday, Wine-day Wednesday, Try-day Friday), I can usually keep up with what day of the week it is. But the date, heck even the month, can get a bit hazy these days.
If you’ve been in my new mom shoes before, know that the inability to keep track of time is compounded if you’re a teacher on summer break…
Thank goodness for my 'Day by Day' calendar that sits in my kitchen window from my Christmas stocking this year. I’d be otherwise lost.
No matter what day of the week it is, though, you better believe this 3-month postpartum mommy is getting in some type of activity daily. Whether it's a class at my YMCA to a workout I found on YouTube in my den to a power walk, I'm keeping my muscles guessing.
Plus, with a beach trip weeks away, I’d like to feel somewhat confident about my bathing suit-clad mommy body.
Don’t worry, I’m still keeping my workouts moderate…I know that putting in hours of exercise doesn’t always yield the results I think it would. My main focus as bikini time draws near is nutrition. I’m working on a post to share more of my summer tone-up tricks and tips soon!
In the meantime, though, I’ll be sharing what I ate in an average day with y’all in addition to my workouts…and this is an honest glimpse, too…I know some bloggers may post pics of meals containing only celery sticks, hardboiled eggs, steamed brocolli and broiled salmon. Yes, I enjoy eating all of those foods, but an active, milk-producing lady like myself needs waaaay more out of her macronutrients than a strict no carb, high-protein, medium fat diet.
I eat to fuel. I eat what my body nudges me to eat. I eat when I’m hungry, and I stop when I’m full.
I’ve shared with y’all how it took me a lot of prayer, grace, time, and trial/error to reach the current relationship I have with food. If you haven’t checked out that post, it’s worth a gander.
Alrighty friends, no more of that soap box, time for my workouts and how I fuel them!
Warm-Up- 1.5 mile jog
4 Rounds of 10 (starting with a 45 pound bar and adding 5 pounds to each side after each set)
Bulgarian split squats, right and left
Squat+curtsy lunge right leg
Piston squats right leg
Squat+curtsy lunge left leg
Piston squats left leg
Cool down- 2 mile walk
Sunday: Father's Day/rest day/ watch McNugget all day so daddy can do what daddy wants to do (i.e. go to church, shoot guns, smoke a cigar)
Monday: Kitchen Towel Trainer (use a towel in place of a glider to slide along wood floors)
10 Towel Push-Up Pikes
20 Towel Lateral Side Lunges right and left
10 Towel Plank Knee-Ins
20 Towel Curtsy Squats
10 Towel Sliding Glute Bridge
20 Towel Body Drags
Stroller walking- 2.6 miles
Tuesday: 7:45 a.m. Pound class
Stroller walking- 1.5 miles
Wednesday: Bring Sexy BACK Workout
Stroller walking- 2.9 miles
Thursday: Bicep+Tricep Supersets
5 bicep curls (45 bar), 10 bicep rows with palms facing up (45 bar), 15 hammer curls (15 each hand), 20 side-to-side ball slams (15)
5 downward dog push-ups, 10 tricep bench press (45), 15 skull crushers (15 each hand), 20 overhead ball slams
Stroller Walking- 3.7 miles
Friday: Toned in My Tank Top Workout
5 pull-ups, 10 push press (15 each hand), 15 weighted back extension (25), 20 overhead plate swings (25)
5 plate thrusters (35), 10 decline push-ups on the bench, 15 bench press (55), 20 chest flies (12 each hand)
Stroller+Grocery store walking (done early since it was 99 degrees...sooo not okay)- 3.1 miles
WHAT I ATE IN A DAY
7:04 a.m. Jug of water, half-caffinated coffee with almond milk creamer, and a dark chocolate-covered strawberry lara bar bite to fuel my first nursing session of the day
10:25 a.m. Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl with berries and Trader Joe's GF Coconut Granola to fuel my second nursing session with Mister Adorable
1:30 p.m. A few bites of my pina colada protein squares before my third nursing session of the day...I do this a lot since I'm not ready to eat lunch when Lee is ready for his.
3:30 p.m. Burger Salad Bowl which is all the deliciousness of a burger, just no bun. Plus, when you eat it in a bowl you can eat a TON more toppings, which I'm ALL about. Mine includes romaine, local tomatoes, local pickles, caramelized onions, goat milk brie, bacon, mustard, and BBQ sauce.
7:20 p.m. Sushi buffet night at our local country club. They didn't have a ton of rolls, which was fine with me. I loaded up on lots of raw salmon, raw tuna, smoked salmon, shrimp, and beef, plus Asian salad and seaweed salad. There may have been another plate of tuna and the two salads....
9:20 p.m. Apple Cinnamon Herbal Tea and nightly chocolate fix- dark chocolate chipotle almonds+dark chocolate nutty cluster from Trader Joe's+dried fig+dried pineapple
Alrighty friends, that's all for this weekend! Hope you stay cool, and I'll cya Monday!
Healthy Happy Texan
I'm a Foodie, Fitness Instructor, and Follower of Christ. Add a passion for teaching others, dark chocolate, bacon, and dogs -- and that's me in a box.
Come on, let's live a little!