Watch me shrink-the post baby project

Its definitely time for an update!!  Vinny is 6.5 months old already and started solids.  Nursing still going strong, I think he loves it so much it may be difficult to wean him. That’s Ok b/c I am really enjoying this time and its my last baby, so I want to hold onto it!

The weight is coming off slowly.  Ive lost a total of 16lbs and 13.5 inches.  Ive got another 10lbs left and 10-12 more inches, so I can say Im a little over halfway there.  I decided to join the bodybyvi challenge offered by Visalus. (www.mandyfitness.bodybyvi.com)

THe reason is really b/c the shakes are so yummy.  But in all honesty, I am so busy, trying hard to prepare homemade baby food, feed a picky 4 year old good meals that she will eat, and feed myself clean foods, that I feel like I live in the kitchen.  The shakes are convient and fast and give me the adequate nutrition I need to keep up with my fast paced life.  I drink one for breakfast and one midday to hold me over for dinner.  Also since Im a fitness instructor, my classes burn off alot of energy, and I need to replace the lost nutrients with something substantial to keep my metabolism burning.  I love the flavor, sweet cream because it allows me to be creative by adding different fruits or nut butters.  Ive tried chocolate peanut butter for a reese’s pb taste.  I also did my research and the soy protein they use is top notch. If you are not certain about soy, see below

http://www.ivillage.com/verdict-soy-good-bad-and-questionable/4-b-422288?nlcid=dg|02-01-2012|

So that being said, Im having fun with this.

Here is my latest recipe. Ordered defatted peanut butter from Bell plantation, see link below.  You can use regular peanut butter but I like to shave calories off and keep flavor so I can keep the fat coming off.

http://bellplantation.com/

Recipe:

  • 2 tbsp pb2
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened choc almond milk
  • 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa

Mix together.  Under 50 calories per serving and WOW delicious in the shake or even when you want a choc peanut butter fix.

Ive gotten busy with teaching. I teach spin once a week, a Total body conditioning class once a week, and lower body class called below the belt once a week. Also still teaching Group Power once a week.  Im sure its helping, as I feel stronger and definitely feel the muscles getting stronger under the fat 🙂  Im also attending a step workshop this weekend, not sure I will ever teach it but its good to have in my back pocket incase I ever wanted to. Im starting to love it.  And dont forget the weight room when I have time. Whenever I can I try to focus hybrid exercises that utilize the lower and upper body together, recruiting more muscles in the same amt of time and getting a bigger boost to that metabolism.  Mine is slow so I have to do all that I can!

More recipes to come!

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About mandyfitness

fitness trainer and certified nutritionist ISSA Certified Personal Trainer ISSA Certified Sports Fitness Nutritionist MS Biology Clemson graduate student of Biology (Summer 2016) Spinning instructor Group Fitness instructor
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