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Day 51

For those of you who don’t know – I had Child #3 –  A Baby Boy – on January 10th!

 

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And so…on Postpartum Day 51….what I have to say is

WOW.

That’s all I can say is…WOW.

I never realized how much my exercise routine affected my mood until I stopped doing it for several weeks.

 

But let’s back track a few months….

As my pregnancy progressed it got harder and harder for me to do my BeachBody workouts.  I had to modify certain moves in T25, 21 Day Fix Extreme and even in Country Heat until it just got ridiculous for me to even try.

But, I did the best I could and the day before I gave birth (a whole month early, unexpectedly) I even got a workout in.

But I’ll be honest…working out while I was pregnant was definitely not the same.  It definitely wasn’t easy and a lot of times it wasn’t enjoyable since my body was no longer capable of doing what it could previously.

So, as I did these workouts…these modified workouts….I thought about what it would be like when I didn’t have that baby in my belly anymore.  And I was excited…like I mean REALLY excited…to start working out again…to do what I was doing before.

I was completely psyched when the doc gave me the OK to start working out again!!!

I am now on Day 5 (of 60) of 22 Min Hard Corp and I have already noticed a vast difference in my mood.

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It’s incredible really, which is why I’m choosing to share this particular subject with you after I’ve been MIA on this blog for quite some time.  I think it’s that important!

Here is what I’ve noticed:

  1.  Increased energy (even though my son is waking up a couple of times per night to eat)
  2. Improved mood – I feel genuinely happier and am able to enjoy things more throughout the day
  3. More patience (especially with my kids)
  4. A clearer mind (although I’ve still got that pregnancy fog thing going on – Ladies, you know what I mean!)
  5. Wanting to eat healthier as to not impede my progress of working out
  6. Feeling more like myself again and not JUST “Mommy”

I have a LONG way to go…I have 20 pounds to lose…I can’t wear any of my regular pants yet…BUT I know that as I continue to follow this BeachBody program, eat clean, keep up with my accountability groups and drink Shakeology daily I WILL reach my goals!

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I’ve done it before, I’ve helped others do it and now I will do it AGAIN while I continue to help others do the same!

If you are looking for extra support during your health and fitness journey – I’m HERE for you!!!  You can connect with me here, or on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/kimberly.ricardorood

https://www.facebook.com/Thisfitlife

 

 

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