Sure. I`ve heard it too. “Dont expect to lose all the baby weight while you breastfeed.” – and let me tell you,this is true. I gained 47lbs during pregnancy,I was so swelled I was feeling like huge water tank that can solve California`s water problems in no time. And one day,I exploded and I was down 20lbs in just 2 days. My baby was born almost 7 lbs (In case you wondered).
The first couple of weeks I was adjusting to the new person in our house,so I wasn’t worried about my weight. I did not like what I see every time I see myself in the mirror,but I was just few weeks postpartum so It was okay. It hit me hard around Thanksgiving time,when not a single thing from my closet would fit me,and we were about to meet with people. I ended up buying leggings from Costco (Guilty I know) and rocking a lifestyle in leggings,tank tops,camisoles and cardigans & ponchos to cover my butt. This was what I wore at home,for sleeping,to go at Target or go clubbing (:D) and I was at the point when I was getting depressed from that much black on black,leggings and nursing bras. From day one I was in a postpartum shaper (Ill go over this one later) but the shaper didn`t help me with my thighs or butt so I sat down on my computer and did some extensive research on the fitness programs currently on the market.
And found the Beach Body Website. They have some serious stuff,lots of choices and gave me tons of reviews to read. I ended up buying 21 Day Fix & 21 Day Fix Extreme. I,however,didn’t fall for their Shakeology stuff. Why?
First,,they don/t have mind blowing reviews when it comes to their Shakeology shakes. Second,I
feel that Shakeology is the next Herbalife stuff-Over promoted,nothing good. Third,It’s $130 for 30 servings. That is my monthly car insurance cost,so no,thank you,I’ll manage to survive without the shakes. And I did. I bought 21DF Extreme through a Beachbody Coach,just so I can be in a Accountability Challenge Group and see how their coaching actually works. I bought the 21DF on Amazon 😀
I bought $40 Organic Protein Powder from Costco (gotta love Costco) and I started.
The first 21 days I lost almost 18Lbs…yay for that. I did one week rest and continued with 21DF Extreme. This one was harder but,somehow,I managed to do it everyday. And I lost the baby weight…most of it.
How 21DF helped me through my weight loss journey?
- Portion Control- Breastfeeding mommas have their special needs and they know that. The daily food intake is crazy and I couldn’t finish it all. But the good part is that I learned how to control myself and what to snack when I have cravings. Now,even without the containers I know how my plate should look like.
- Muscles are made in the kitchen- You can lift for 3 hours a day, and snap your … up with heavy compound barbell exercises, but at the end of the day if you do not eat appropriately to your goals you will never look the way you want to. And dont ever rely on supplements. Just don’t.
- Question everything and stay motivated.- No, its not easy. Especially after pregnancy. The hormones do their thing too. If it was easy everyone would have a 6 pack and huge muscles especially after 9 months of caring a baby in their belly. If you are avoiding something ask yourself why. I avoided making a meal plan for the longest time but I got motivated and decided to change the eating habits and rely on positive thoughts and boom,second life miracle… And Instagram…Let Instagram be your best friend.
Next step is tonning with Shaun T 😀
Wish me Luck