So I know this post is long overdue, and if I'm being honest, I have been putting it off on purpose. It's not that I didn't want to talk about my workouts and share what works for me, it's because I've been a big ol' slacker for the last 5 or 6 months! I have done just enough to maintain my weight loss, and have tried my hardest not to lose too much muscle. And this is no excuse by any means, but life has been busy and working out got put on the back burner. Now this is not to say I haven't been working out, because I have on occasion, but not as consistent and as hard as I had been. Truth is, I miss it, and with summer right around the corner, I am ready to pick it up full force again!
I am ready to bring back my sprints. This picture was the first time in three months that I've done any sprinting, and needless to say, I didn't make it too far ;)
(And yes, this is truly how I hold my head when I sprint...I know, I know...it looks wack, but I can't help it)
You can read my original post here on how I initially lost all my weight. Again, I am not near as strict with my diet as I was then, and I am not as consistent in the gym, but maintaining has been a lot easier than it was to get off all the weight in the beginning.
This picture pains me to look at, yet, makes me so proud at the same time.
This was my before - (around six months after Taylor)
And my after - (when Taylor was almost one...pre-mini tummy tuck).
Now, I am by no means a health or fitness professional, but this is just what has worked for me.
Monday through Friday I have been making it to the gym around three times a week. On Monday's and Wednesday's I try to make it to barre, which I absolutely LOVE! The barre I take is not a traditional barre, but more like boot camp barre. It's pretty much a full body, non-stop one hour class. In this class you do low weights and high reps. If you live in Charleston, I can't recommend Ashley's class enough!
On Thursday's, I always train with my personal trainer, Zack Conrad. I've been training with Zack for seven years now. He's amazing, and he's also the one who helped me lose weight initally and become a more confident me. Zack and I usually focus on full body, but with higher weight and shorter reps. And we almost always do weighted lunges and weighted squats (which if you do these, you know they are a beast).
The one thing I am proud to say I have remained constant with is my water intake!! It's so important to stay hydrated, so I always drink as much as I can throughout the day. I have become obsessed with the S'well water bottles, and I pretty much always have one with me. I try to fill my 17 oz bottle up no less than four times a day, and honestly, I should drink even more.
I am currently working on a food diary to share with you guys, so next up will be what I eat. I have a few go-to healthy recipes and snacks that I make often, so I will be sure to share those as well.
And this is one of my favorite quotes I wanted to share with you guys!
Tank // Jacket // Sports Bra // Performance Leggings // Running Shoes also available here //Pink S'well Water Bottle
Photos by Kim Graham