Since having Bennett and working full-time, getting to the gym doesn’t happen that often for me anymore. Once I stopped breastfeeding after Bennett turned one, I actually dropped a few pounds. Even though I lost a few pounds, I was still looking to lose a few more. I decided to start with my diet and decided to give the Whole 30 Diet a try. I like that the Whole 30 diet is based on eating meats, fruits, vegetables and plenty of good fats. I didn’t have time to read the book, so I tried to skim the pages and understand the general rules of the diet itself. I ended up making it for the entire 30 days and felt great afterwards! I lost a few pounds and felt really good during my 30 days, once I figured out what to eat. Here is a breakdown of what my typical day looked like:
Breakfast: 2 fried eggs in coconut oil, cubed sweet potatoes and a whole avocado, coffee with coconut milk
Lunch: I usually made a chopped salad with “piles.” The piles were usually diced turkey or boiled eggs, chopped carrots, chopped beets, chopped cucumbers, chopped apples and raw cashews. I would drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over all of this.
Snack: English cucumbers (the small pickling ones) rolled up with turkey and a spoonful of guacamole, a piece of fruit.
Dinner: Typically a protein, a vegetable and a salad of some kind. One option I had often was chicken sausage, broccoli and a beet and avocado salad.
Dessert: A banana split in half (lengthwise) with unsweetened almond butter spread on top. I also would freeze bananas and puree them with almond butter in a food processor until it had an “ice cream” type consistency.
Along with changing my diet, I tried to get out and be active when I could. I would go on walks, ride my bike or even do hot yoga when my schedule allowed. One thing that I look for in my activewear clothing is the fit and how they make me feel while wearing them. I love how these leggings and top help suck me in and make me feel confident while wearing them. My outfit is made by a brand called Yummie. Yummie is a shapewear line that was created by mother of Two, Heather Thomson. She started the line shortly after having her first baby when she realized all the shapewear out there failed to meet her expectations. She first designed the Yummie Tummie patented 3-panel tank and now has added intimates and body shapers, hosiery and leggings, flattering jeans, women’s activewear, and loungewear to her collection.
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