WOW…..if you’ve been following my postpartum journey can you believe it’s been 11 months……yep…I have 31 days until my little man is the BIG 1…..happy…..sad….I’m not really sure how I feel, such an emotional milestone for a mama……so…..onto the postpartum progress part…..
My last post was at 9 months postpartum and I had just finished up with the breast feeding…..I thought surely the last 5 to 10 pounds would start to come off…..kept with my training and balanced nutrition.
So 1 month later…….10 months PP the scale STILL HAD NOT BUDGED……while I have said over and over that the scale is not my only measurement of progress I have those last few pounds to lose and by gosh I want them gone!!!
I track my nutrition and train 5 days a week, I am very much in tune with my overall diet and exercise…..I felt a little hopeless, frustrated, just BLAH about it all…….
I saw a few pictures from my training session with Creep Show Physiques in KY and I just didn’t see the progress that I would have liked to see…..I have been working super hard to build muscle by gosh I want to see it!!
SO I STEPPED OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE……if you’ve followed me a while you know I don’t cleanse, I don’t subscribe to any one supplement, and I most certainly will not tell you that YOU HAVE TO USE THIS TO MAKE PROGRESS……..but…..I did a little research and read into cleansing….what that meant and how it could help me…..perhaps it was just the switch I needed…..
and it was….I had been using the Isagenix whey protein for a while and decided to add the 30 day system to my eating plan…..I still can’t believe my eyes when I see the changes…..or the scale, lol…..125 never looked so good (and was my pre-pregnancy weight)!!!
After SERIOUSLY BEING STUCK for 6 months at 130 to finally see a change, any change was enough for me…….
But more than the scale changing I am seeing the changes in the mirror….feeling pretty darn close to my pre-baby body, which was a good body I had worked hard for…….I have two photo shoots planned for July and I WANT TO LOOK AND FEEL GREAT…..so far I feel like I can get there…..
So many times I have met and talked with women who say I eat right, I keep a food diary, I exercise, lift, good cardio plan, etc, and they are frustrated…..that was me…..so I want to be open and honest about how I am getting results when I felt the same….STUCK!!!
Isagenix as a whole is a great quality supplement, gluten free and all natural…..and I have USED A LOT OF BRANDS…..good brands….but the combination of the meal replacements, cleansing, and a few other products was just what my body needed to keep the progress coming along…..something I would have never known because I have never been willing to try…..
I will freely admit that most of the people who sale or represent such supplements have gotten on my last nerve….so much so that they could have given it all to me for free and I still wouldn’t try it…..it was never that way with Isagenix and I never want to be that way with YOU!!!!
NO ONE WILL REACH THEIR GOALS AND MAINTAIN THEM if they don’t make good nutrition decisions and exercise on a regular basis……
I lost most of my pregnancy weight following a macro split of 45% protein, 35% carbs and 20% fats….give or take……some days were better than others and I am still eating a cheat (or treat) meal once or twice a week…..
You can find my diet here…..Busy Mom Get’s Fit and I put it all together in a plan just for you……..
My approach to this postpartum journey has been dedicated to balance, I haven’t starved, haven’t obsessed about cardio and haven’t deprived myself of living in the moment…..Isagenix fit into that perfectly.
Over the last 30 days I’ve continued my nutrition just as it was, had a cheat meal at least once a week and as much as I wish I could say I did more cardio….I haven’t (thats another blog for another day)…..I added a few of their products and used their meal replacements as two of my meals (which follow the same macro split and is what made me willing to try, most meal replacements lack protein) and really started to see changes right away.
5 pounds may not sound like a lot to you….in one month….but it’s a lot to me!! I have added a few other Isagenix products…..the greens, bars, and protein chips….and will stick with the 30 day system for another month!!
Supplements are just that…..they supplement your diet….you shouldn’t have one without the other….meaning its not just a shake and sometimes its not just perfect nutrition and exercise…..I’ve always appreciated a good protein shake as part of my diet and now I have found something I plan to stick with!!!
I mentioned before I have two photo shoots the month of July…one is a family photo shoot to capture the boy at his big birthday and the second is a fitness shoot (at Camp Gorgo) to mark my 1 year postpartum progress…..which I will be content and happy with because I am doing what I know to do and loving the process along the way!! That will be my next series of progress photos for y’all….something other than gym selfies…..finally right? haha…..
If you follow me you are seeing my videos and posts….you know I LOVE TRAINING and training hard….you know I am just as focused on strong and self acceptance as I am progress and scale weight….its a healthy balance and FitNix is about balance!!!!
I’ve had my focus set to compete sometime next year…..lots of work to do!!!! And perhaps some progress pictures in my posing suit in the nest few months!!
If you are interested in Isagenix, the 30 day weight loss system, or have general questions, I can do all that for you….I decided it was time to be a person that can share supplements from a place of authentic and genuine care as opposed to pressuring someone into thinking a product is their only option!!!
I also wanted to give this system a try FOR MYSELF before I spoke about it too much on my page……to know how it works and share it with others because I believe in it and KNOW THAT IT DID IN FACT HELP ME!!
I HAVE BEEN VERY TRANSPARENT during this postpartum journey, to help inspire and motivate any one willing to listen but especially women with children!! We can do it!! You can do it!!! Let’s keep doing it!!!
As Alway’s, LOVE.SWEAT. GRIT.
COMPARISON FROM 9-10 MONTHS PP TO 11 MONTHS PP!!