Post Twins Diet and Exercise

Alright, it’s about that time. Momma’s gotta get back in shape. I’ve had this discussion many times in regards to diet. What works best for me is typically a low carb diet. Here’s my breakdown of what I’m going to do for you fellow mom’s out there that want to tag along in my journey.

Week 1-4: Very low carb, high protein, moderate-high healthy fat

Typical day will consist of:

Breakfast- 4 egg whites & bacon or turkey sausage

Snack-Protein shake (just powder and water or almond milk)

Lunch- Grilled Chicken, broccoli and 1/3 cup of nuts

Dinner- Salmon or beef with asparagus or a big salad with olive oil

After Week 4, I will add carbs back in fruit form. I will begin to follow the Paleo plan, and not count calories or protein/fat/carb ratios. If I find that I need to switch things up, or that I am losing slower than I should, I’ll begin to look more at the ratios, but I think this will work just fine.

As far as working out, I’ll be doing CrossFit 2-3 times a week. I also plan on running at least 2 days, whether it be with the kids in the jogging stroller, or running the hills around my neighborhood. I’ll probably break out my Insanity DVD’s as well for some variety. I love some Shaun T!

Checkups

We took all three kids to the pediatrician today. The boys had their 1 month checkup and Aerie had her 18 month check up. The boys are growing like crazy, and everything looks great.

Aerie also did well. She’s still a skinny little thing. She is normally tall for her age, but this time they said they were going to keep an eye on her height because she was too short. They said it was nothing to worry about. I guess since they measured her laying down, the measurements are usually off. I measured her when we got home and she was a little over an inch taller than what they got, so I’m hoping everything is okay.

She is so funny. She was doing her “exercises” for Kathy, and was reading the letters off of the eye chart. She’s got great vision AND she knew all the letters. She’s a smart cookie.

4 weeks post partum

 

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Ugh. I’m so ready to get back into the swing of things with diet/exercise. I lost the majority of the weight (thank you, breastfeeding!), but I HATE this jelly belly. I know it’s part of it, and I was the same way after I had Aerie and I got it off. But I am so darn impatient. I want my abs back. Now.

One good thing though is I talked my doctor into evaluating me at 4 weeks post partum, instead of the 8 weeks that he originally told me. I can’t go any longer without exercise. I’m going insane. I see him in a couple of days and am so hoping he releases me to work out.

Oh, by the way, I signed up for a CrossFit Competition which takes place at the end of September. This momma need to train!