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January 13, 2012
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You asked for it…
Much to my pleasure I have been getting some remarkable comments lately on how amazing I look considering I just had my second (and last) baby four months ago. Some people thought I was the nanny not the mother of my lil’ baby boy, Tallyn. The one comment that made me laugh was “Oh, wow! You are so lucky to get back into shape that quickly.”
Luck you say… Luck has nothing to do with it! I exercise and eat well. When I say I eat well I am referring to eating real food to control my weight, not dieting. I am never hungry. I am not counting calories and I am still enjoying chocolate bars and ice cream on the weekends. Life is too short to start measuring your food and panicking over ever morsel of food that goes into your mouth.
I do practice what I preach because it works. It especially works over the long term because you don’t’ feel like you are dieting and you aren’t depriving yourself of anything. Many of you have emailed me and asked me what EXACTLY do I eat and how much exercise do I do? Well, here is my weekly routine for what I do at the moment – of course, this does change a little (as yours should too) so as to not plateau.
It’s a given that I have one cup of coffee at about 6:10am when we all get up… Well, we go downstairs at that time. We are awake anywhere between 5am and 5:30am. By “we” I mean my two-year-old and I or my husband. My newborn is happily still sleeping until about 6:30am.
Breakfast – scrambled eggs with baby spinach, salsa and Parmesan cheese.
Lunch – leftover BBQ chicken and salad
Dinner – pesto chicken with Capreze salad
Breakfast – Oatmeal with cinnamon sprinkles
Lunch – brown rice tortilla with chicken, avocado and tomato
Dinner – Tandoori Chicken and vegetables
Exercise – I teach a spin class – 50 mins + 15 mins weights afterwards (upper body)
Breakfast – scrambled eggs (no milk just eggs)
Lunch – Brown rice sushi or salmon and avocado (I was on the road – and am being honest, we all have days when we need to eat out)
Dinner – Bison Bowls (ground bison with a tomato style sauce and bell peppers etc)
Breakfast– egg in a cup (so fast!) with one piece of wheat-free bread
Lunch – tandoori chicken wrap (leftovers) with minty yogurt sauce
Dinner – Turkey Tacos
Exercise – I teach a 50-minute spin class
Breakfast – Wheat-free toast with Almond butter x 2 pieces
Lunch – San Choy Bow – with leftover turkey taco meat
Dinner – homemade Pizza – all recipes are included in my diet eating plan
Exercise – I do Patricia Friberg’s postnatal DVD workout at home. I love this workout because it includes sections where you can workout with your baby so I get to bond with Tallyn and get an efficient workout in at the same time.
Patricia is a personal friend of mine so I was lucky enough to get/given a copy of her DVD for free but you can pick yours up.
Like me, Patricia practices what she preaches and you can see from the photo that she has lost even more weight since following her own DVD. She has lost over 25lbs since filming this video with me. In this video Patricia shares her own personal struggle with weight gain during her second pregnancy and also reveals how she turned it around for weight loss success within a busy life.
Patricia gives you five key tips on how to make sure you squeeze some fitness into your life, for sanity and weight loss. Of course, I forced her to share one of her favorite family friendly recipes as well – spaghetti squash meatballs. Check it out below.
To get the exact recipes and even cooking videos plus many more fat loss tips, check out my Real Food for Real Fat Loss Plan.
So like I said – Luck has nothing to do with it. I adhere to the Real Food for Real Fat Loss plan and have efficient workouts like what Patricia has in her DVDs (she has both Pre Natal and Post Natal). I am getting my four packs back – never could get an exact six-pack. And like many moms over 35, I have to have fast workouts that will boost my metabolism. I certainly don’t have time to spend hours in the gym or cooking in the kitchen. Everything has to be super quick and healthy.