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The Mommy Diet and Workouts

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Finding time to workout is tough. There always seems to be something else more important that I need to take care of. As a former Division I athlete, I really miss being able to just hop out of bed and go for a run. Or just head over to the gym/pool whenever I want. Being healthy is really important to me. While I understand that I'll never have my swimmer body back, I do want to get into shape. So. What's a mommy to do?

My bff Emma wrote up a workout/diet journal for me after James was born. She also knows I'm nursing and she factored that into both the workouts and the meals (she's so awesome!). This journal has been super helpful! I know that I feel so much better after I've worked out, even if it was just for a little.

Like I said, this journal is great, so... I've decided to share a little bit of it for all you mommies out there.

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Healthy Snacks...

-Apple with peanut butter.

-Apple with a handful of almonds.

-Apple with light cheese.

-Cottage cheese with peaches.

-Turkey or Chicken lunch meat.

-Smoothies (Banana, mixed berries, kale, spinach, & pineapple is a good one)

Baby Friendly Workouts...

-30 minute walks.

-20 minutes of dancing with the babies.

-(Stroller optional) 5 min warmup, 3 min jog, 2 min walk, 2 min faster jog, 2 min walk, 1 min even faster jog, 2 min walk, 30 sec jog as fast as you can, 2 min walk. Repeat that 2-3 times. Then a cool down of course!

This is just a little bit of what this journal includes. I'm also adding to it as I think of other workouts/recipes. I'll continue to keep you updated!