eight weeks postpartum

Hiiiii babes, the weeks are flying by and I see my baby girl smiling and it makes me so happy to start seeing her personality show a little more.

In my last post, I shared my first four weeks being postpartum and as promised I am here with an update sharing weeks 5-8 which have been a little different because I can feel my strength coming back, and OMG I was also counting down the days for the doctor to clear me to workout again!!!

I want to give you all some insight on everything I’ve been doing as far as food, exercise etc.

Lifestyle:

Overall, I must say that it is extremely important to have “me” time as a mom to have those moments where you can feel like yourself even if it’s just going out for errands which is what I started doing first when stepping out alone. It sounds so crazy but having those moments felt amazing because I was able to recharge, reflect and not be stuck at home with the same routine. As a blogger, I also started going to events again and shooting content which brings me such joy so to feel those things again have been heartwarming and I appreciate it even more.

Food:

Like I mentioned in my last post, I’m not doing any kind of diet. I love food BUT they are home cooked meals so I love my protein and carbs. I do stay away from fast food and I’m sooooo happy I don’t have a craving for that anymore! LOL…Every now and then I still get my Krispy Kreme donuts, I’ll have a couple of cookies here and there but I don’t have them around the house so I am definitely aware of what I’m eating. I only drink water and my protein shakes so that means no juice or soda which is a huge change when I was pregnant because I would say yes to everything (not soda but I would always take a sip or two for cravings). I do eat a lot especially now that I started working out again, I pack on the protein because I want to gain my muscle back.

Working out:

OMG guys, I’m back at the gym!! When the doctor said I would be clear to workout again at 8 weeks I was over the moon excited! It’s definitely a lifestyle that many people might not understand but being used to working out, having a good sweat really makes you feel good. I was missing that adrenaline rush from pushing myself to lift more, go hard and being able to take my mind off of things so to get all of that back had me smiling from ear to ear. I knew it would be baby steps walking back into the gym because of my surgery and not having a big belly to carry in front of me of course! LOL

I worked out throughout my whole pregnancy and even though I lost all of the muscle I had built, I was able to maintain so getting back in there didn’t feel like I was starting back at square one. I am lifting again but I’m still not doing any ab work (I’ll wait a couple of more weeks for that). So you’ll see in the progress pictures, my stomach is still somewhat bloated. Right now I’m focused on getting my strength back in the gym with the rest of my body and as time goes on, I’ll work on my core as well.

I hope you guys are enjoying the process, I am always happy to share these moments with you and to continue this journey as well. You can always leave a comment here, email or DM me on Instagram as well if you have any questions or just want to chat.

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Stop Complaining, Start Doing

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Now let’s keep it alllll the way real right now, when people say stop complaining and start doing it’s easier said than done!

Am I right?! I struggle with this as well, some days I’m on top of everything aka getting shit done and other days I feel lazy and put things off for later or even the next day. It takes a lot of practice and it is definitely possible, it’s all about baby steps and not letting excuses take control of your daily activities.

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A good way for me to “stop complaining, start doing” is by writing down a list of things to do for the week. I do this every Monday morning and check things off as I do them, I make sure to accomplish a little everyday.

For example, yesterday was one of those days where I just didn’t want to do anything and I won’t lie I put off the gym in the morning but I still went at night and instead got other things done around the house during the day. Don’t get me wrong, I do understand that our body needs to rest and although that is very difficult for me to do because I’m always on the go, I do sit back and relax a little even if it’s an hour out of the day.

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Do what you love, what gives you passion and gets you going!!! If you want to start that blog, DO IT! If you want to start that YouTube channel, DO IT! When I started blogging and filming videos for YouTube a couple of years ago I just threw myself into it and everything else started coming along. I’m still learning and evolving which is a part of life but being stuck and scared is not an option for me and t shouldn’t be for anyone else.

So anything you want to do in life, JUST DO IT! Your happiness comes first so take care of yourself, your thoughts and the energy that surrounds you!