Friday, April 5, 2013

How I did It..............

So how did I do it? How did I lose the weight? The weight I wish I could blame on my pregnancy but sadly I cant. No I gained a whopping 23lbs after having my baby. Who does that? Well silly me of course! That's another story, and I am guessing that's not why you are reading this post.

Update: Seems the question you all want to know that I forgot to mention is the time frame between the two pictures? It was 4 months. So it took me 4 months to get off the 23lbs. 

Here is what I eat and how I train : this may change a little from day to day but this is my usual.

 6:30- One slice of sourdough toast with 3 tbsp of natural peanut butter. Doesn't sound like much but a) I am not all that hungry in the mornings. b) the peanut butter fills me up. 

8:30- head to the gym (mon-wed-and fri) tuesday and thursday I go in a little later because I personal train on those days. If  I am not training I do 45-50 minutes of cardio. My favorite, and what I think burns the most fat are sprints. I love to sprint, and you burn a lot more calories a lot faster. My goal is just to burn 250-300 calories a day, no matter what kind of cardio I do. Now the days that I train I only do 20-30 minutes of cardio because I can bank on a kick ass 30 minute intense weight training session. Here is a little sample of something my trainer and I may do.
10:00- I have a snack. Usually an apple or string cheese. Sometimes I have a cutie (you know those little oranges)

Between 12:30 and 1:00- I have lunch. I usually have 4 slices of deli meat (the fresh kind from the deli) I prefer the boars head maple glazed turkey. Between 5 and 7 Everything pretzels and hummus. Or another tried and true favorite of mine is to make chicken wraps. Just toss grilled chicken in a small wrap and I add salsa and a little cheese. I have a side of bbq baked lays with that.  Or just a good ole protein shake if I am in a rush. They make these at my gym so I couldn't tell you exactly what is in them? I always order the PB&J ;)

Dinner- 5:00 yes I know we eat early, but I am starving by this time, and so are the kids.
I always try to have a lean meat. Rotisserie chicken, grilled chicken, shrimp, or pork tenderloin. These are the usual's. With the meat I always have a vegetable or two. Okra, squash, zucchini, brussel sprouts, and asparagus are the main ones I cook. I always roast them with just salt, pepper, and a little evoo. I usually have some kind of bean cooking also, it's the one vegetable Carson will eat.

Late snack- this one gets me every time! For me it's the part of the day I get hungry and crave things, bad things. But usually I stay strong, besides the one piece of chocolate I give myself. I believe you have to have at-least one piece a day.... for real. So I usually get an orange, grapefruit, or the 100 cal popcorn.

Now with all this said........ I CHEAT a lot! I try for the most part to be really clean during the week and follow the above, but when Friday rolls around it's on! I eat the mess out of pizza, Bojangles, taco bell, or whatever else my little heart desires. I feel like you have to, or at least I do. I feel like I deserve it too. I believe it's all about balance. Come Monday I am right back at it. 

Note: I only drink water with every meal and all throughout the day!! (now I do have wine three nights a week) and I never gave that up ;) That's just crazy talk.

Now for the final before (137 lbs) and after (115 lbs) 
ps A really big Thank You to all my instagram friends for all the likes and comments yesterday. Each comment made me smile a big ole smile. I was feeling the love! xoxo

29 comments:

  1. You look fabulous! So proud of you! Rock that bikini girl!!

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  2. You look so great! Congrats on all your hard work paying off. I like that your way of doing things seams realistic and something people could actually follow- not just work out all the time and eat a carrot. Its always nice to see someone who worked their butt off and got results but lived life at the same time! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. You look awesome!! You are totally rocking that bikini! All your hard work and dedication paid off- way to go! You better treat yourself to a shopping spree!

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  4. Congratulations! You look ah-mazing!

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  5. I LOVE your abs! I don't think mine will ever look like that again b/c I have super short torso and during pregnancy i had an abdominal ablasion...my ab muscles split.. awesome right? You look FANTASTIC girl!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. You look amazing!! This girl needs to get back on the stick. I've gained a lot of weight this past year with moving and my "baby" is 3 :/ You have definitely inspired me to get my booty moving!! Thanks for sharing your tips!

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  7. Great job girl!!! How old are you??? It's seems once I turned 35, it was harder to lose...UGH!!!!!!!!! Keep up the great work!! Hot momma!!!

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  8. Your new name should be Will Power! You look amazing! Such an inspiration. Thank you!!!

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  9. Great job, Caycee! You should be so proud!!

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  10. You look amazing! And this makes me feel so much better to see how you eat. It shows that you don't have to be 100% pefrect all the time and can still lose weight. Now i just need the motivation!

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  11. You look awesome!! Way to go and thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  12. Yay! You go girl! You look amazing! You should wear a bikini every single day!

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  13. Congrats!! You look great and thanks for sharing you workouts and meals.

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  14. Thank you for sharing and showing that this is ATTAINABLE!! I love that you haven't given up the fun lifestyle for a strict, unrealistic regimen. You've got it down and it paid off, well done, friend.

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  15. Wow!! So proud of you! Maybe this post will help kick start me and give me the motivation I need...now if I can just get the discipline:) How long did it take you to lose the 23 pounds?? Your starting is exactly where I am now and I would LOVE to get down to 115, I just like to have a reasonable goal as to how long it will take:) Way to go!!

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  16. You look awesome!! Sounds like you put in a lot of dedication and it really paid off!

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  17. Wow! How long was it between those 2 pics? You look amazing!

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  18. You look awesome! Definite motivation for summer and bikini season. You must be so excited to get to buy cute suits and show off your hard work! One question - How tall are you?

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  19. You look fab! Thanks for posting...I needed some motivation to get back on track!

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  20. You look AWESOME!!! I started reading your blog a few months ago. I can't remember how I came across it.

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  21. Oh my word. You look fabulous. Inspiring!

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  22. Hi. I've never posted. I stumbled onto your blog by clicking on a link from Natalie's blog where she mentions you alot and started to notice your weight loss posts so began following along. Just wanted to say that you look amazing and your hard work has really paid off. I am a mom of two (youngest is 9 months) and am trying to lose the "baby weight" desperately. I love reading posts like this that are really detailed to give me tips on what to eat and what to do. Thanks for sharing. Your waistline has whittled away to nothing and you are rockin' that bikini! GO GIRL!

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  23. Way to go! You look amazing, and Im sure you feel that way as well!

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  24. You look so good! One question--do you still drink coffee and what do you normally put in it?

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  25. Thanks for all of your secrets!! We've been trying to do better around our house, but I've only shed a few pounds, so now it's time to get seriuos. Thanks for inspiring me!!

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  26. You look amazing...and I'm so impressed by your willpower and dedication!!! that is not easy!

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