A Difference A Week Makes

Since having my son I have been working on losing the excess weight I gained with him.  I also want to tone my body back up so I can be one hot mama.  Just kidding, not really.  Right before I got pregnant I was at my goal weight, feeling great, and healthy.  While I am still healthy, this body is just not the same.  I didn’t expect it to be, but I do want to be fit again.  I want my son to grow up knowing that physical fitness is just as important as emotional, spiritual, and mental wellness.  It doesn’t mean you need to be skinny or a certain size but at a place where you feel good and your body is working in a healthy way.

I used to be the queen of get started and fizzle out when it came to working out.  I hate going to the gym, I hate running (though I always try to like it a couple times a year), and I don’t want to spend hours doing a video.  I decided to try Hip Hop Abs which is a Beachbody program developed by Shaun T (also developed Insanity and T25).  I had done Insanity in the past and liked it and thought this dance your way to fit would be a great way to get back in the game.  It’s a 30 day program and I thought to myself I can do this.  I won’t fizzle out like I had in the past.  I now had to be accountable as others were watching my journey via social media and I wanted to inspire others who may be in a situation like me to get back in the game.

I can tell you, it’s not easy finding work out time while having an almost 4 month old who always wants your attention.  Thanks to the support of my husband we are finding time to work out.  Right now my hubby works out first, he’s currently doing T25 and once he’s done and showered he buts M to bed while I get my workout in and shower.  It’s been working well for us so far.  The other way I could do it is when M is taking a nap but currently he’s on a napping strike so I don’t think I’d get a whole one in.  The other thing I have been doing is having my Shakeology shake every day.  Both my hubby and I use it to replace 1 meal a day.  It’s been great when I don’t have time to make something cause of a clingy baby.

So how much a difference can only 1 week make?  A visible one.

 week 1

 

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