How I Have Lost 3lbs in One Week

Stepping onto the scale yesterday morning, I was not sure what it would reveal. To my surprise I was at my lightest I have been since before my pregnancy. I am currently at 156 lbs with the goal of getting down to 145. Since having my baby (Alina) I have lost a total of 34 lbs- I gained over 40 lbs while being pregnant! (the recommended amount is 20-30, but I guess I am an over achiever;)

This last week I have started doing more cardio, eating more protein, and drinking more water. Let me tell you, it has paid off. For moms like me, who cannot workout without their babies, I have a baby bjorn (best gift ever!)(get your own at Amazon following this link:Amazon)and I do cardio by walking on the treadmill at 2.5-3.5 at an incline of 10-15. I readjust it as needed. 

Here is a pick of us with ours:


The major amounts of protein I get is from protein bars and protein shakes (Herbalife). I try drinking 3-4 water bottles worth of water (this is my very scientific way of calculating how much I need to drink).



Leg Day Even When You’re Pregnant

Leg day!! I don’t know about anyone else, but leg day is one of my favorite days. Today for leg day I spent 20 minutes on the treadmill walking at an incline of 5-10. After I did 30 squats , 20 lunges (both legs), Leg press for 5 reps of 15 (starting with 70 lbs), 50 sumo squats, 20 side leg lifts (both legs), and then I stretched.

Working out while pregnant should not be very intense, for me it is just enough to break a sweat and burn a few hundred calories. Hopefully I won’t have to be working out pregnant for very much longer (keep your fingers crossed!).