Life After Baby

Life after a baby is rather interesting. Your world that once revolved around you and your spouse now revolves around a little helpless being. Not that this is a bad thing but you have to find balance. It is not easy by any means!

Over the past 9 months we have fallen into a rather good routine. I can honestly say the transition of family of 2 to family of 3 has been pretty seamless. We have figured out what works for us as parents and what works for #babybigtruck. To date she is a healthy well-adjusted little monkey who is thriving and that is really all we care about.

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After the initial s*it storm hits the fan and things start to settle you have to find time for yourself. I am talking about me here. I am also talking about Mr. Big Truck needing time for himself but, for the purpose of this post specifically I am talking about myself.

Most of you who frequent these parts know that I have lost a significant amount of weight. It is one of the biggest accomplishments in my life yet it is one of the things I struggle with most. Still to this day I struggle with it. Now however it is more of a mental struggle than anything else.

As shallow as this may sound when I first found out I was pregnant I was scared out of my mind about putting weight back on but I knew I had to and I quickly came to terms with that and went on to gain 35 pounds during my pregnancy. Within 4 months of having #babybigtruck I was back in my pre-pregnancy clothes and while I was happy about that I was not happy with my body.

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Just keeping it real here. I know a lot of women who struggle with this and most of us keep to ourselves and let it either control our lives or we take control of our lives and do something about it.

I did not want to be someone who never got back to pre pregnancy body happiness. I had it set in my mind no matter how long it takes me I will get back to the place where I am happy with my body. Before #babybigtruck I had time luxury to have a gym membership, to be a group fitness instructor, and workout at least 1 to 2 hours a day 5 to 6 times a week. I know it was a lot but to be honest I didn’t think twice about it. Not to mention all the time I had to put into learning choreography for my classes. After I had the baby time was no longer a luxury. I no longer had the time to dedicate to workouts like I used to. I had to find new ways to get it in.

I was and still am diligent about my AdvoCare supplements and taking them when I am supposed to. Since having the baby I have really only been taking my daily supplements including Spark, Rehydrate, Meal Replacements Shakes, Snack Bars,  MNS, ThermoPlus, Catalyst, ProBiotic and Fiber Drink and CarbEase when needed. I am going to start taking my performance line stuff in the next month and with that I will really see some amazing results no doubt in my mind.

I have also been pretty diligent about workouts. With my new work schedule I have some time to squeeze in a workout most days and I take advantage of that! I have found some really good circuits on YouTube and I have my tried and true BodyPump and BodyCombat that I can do at home. I also have decided I am going to start running once the weather breaks. There is no reason why I can not strap #babybigtruck in her Bob stroller and go.

To keep myself accountable on my workouts be it kettle bells, pump, combat, a run, the elliptical or whatever else I may do I am going to start writing down what I do daily. I am beyond ready to get back at it full force! I want to make sure I am in the best shape possible before we get pregnant with #babybigtruck2 and we are headed to Colorado later this year and I want to be ready for that. Most importantly though I want to be a good example to #babybigtruck that heath and fitness are something you should make a priority in life.

  Hugs, Nikki


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    Alison says:
    March 2, 2015

    What a great post. I think you are doing so great, you really are a born to be mommy. Good wok on the workouts! You rock and are such a role model. Baby big truck is one lucky lady to have you to look up to.

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      Nikki says:
      March 2, 2015

      Awe thank you momma! You are so sweet and you are a great role model for D as well! xoxo

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    jannabogert says:
    March 11, 2015

    I love this honest post. You gained exactly what you were supposed to gain, and you look BEAUTIFUL as always already. Part of the reason I didn’t want to get pregnant was not wanting to blow up, but we won’t know until it’s over. Will keeps saying I won’t blow up, but I told him to shut it. We never know how hormones will effect us and stretch marks are genetic, so I don’t want the pressure that comes from everyone. All I can do is be healthy throughout this pregnancy and try to remain healthy afterwards. Keep on eating healthy and working towards your goals and the happiness with yourself will shine from the inside 😉

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      Nikki says:
      March 18, 2015

      Thank you! Girl you will not blow up. If I didn’t you wont. Besides you I m sure will be back at working out after you have your little girl I am sure of it! I have found that it is not as easy to get a workout in but if you want it you will find a way to get it in. Like I said I am headstrong about showing #babybigtruck how to live a healthy life and in order for that to happen I have to live a healthy life!

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