I have been reflecting on the early days of my weightloss journey. I get lot's of questions about how I juggled being a breastfeeding mom and getting back in to shape. Time management is key along with Meal prep.
As a breast feeding Mom, business owner and wife, getting to the gym is nearly impossible. Especially early on after my son was born. Out of necessity I started putting together a home gym so I could workout while my newborn took naps. At first I started with no equipment at all. I would nurse my son, lay him down for his morning nap and get right to my workout. I found that the days I put my workout off until later in the day, was generally the day it didn't happen.
My schedule early on was as followed:
6am wake up-Wake up put on workout clothes.
Meal 1-Coffee, ezekiel toast with avocado
7am-8:30- Tummy time/playtime
9am-10am Nurse to sleep and lay baby down for a nap.
10am-10:30- HIIT workout in my living room
15 Jumping Jacks
25 Mountain Climbers
1 min wall sit
1 min plank
3x20 walking lunges
11:00-Meal 2- 1 scrambled egg + 3 whites, & Fruit
11:30-12:30 Baby wakes up, feeding, play time
1:00-1:30 30 min Stroller Interval walk (3 min brisk pace, 2 min relaxed pace, repeat for 30 min)
2:00 Lunch for Mommy- 4oz Meal prep Chicken breast, 1 cup mixed greens, 1/2 avocado, chopped tomatoes, 1/2 large sweet potato.
2:15-3:30 Baby feeding, playtime, lay down for 2nd nap
3:30- Snack Edamame+ 2 rice cakes
3:30-4:30- Chores/Mommy down time ( I know this sounds conflicting but any new mom will understand)
5:30-6:30 Make dinner. Tilapia, quinoa, roasted vegetables.
6:30-8:30- Family time, bed time routine
9:00- Protein Shake
10pm- Bed time