Monday, August 26, 2013

Bye Bye Baby (weight!)

Four months ago today my life was forever changed.  Our beautiful baby boy, James came into this world.  Four weeks early, but healthy as can be, his little face and hands and mouth and feet introduced me to a kind of love I had never felt before.  An unconditional, unwavering, deep in your soul kind of love.  Weighing in at 5 pounds 13 oz he was a little peanut, but wow was our baby strong.  He didn't have to spend a moment in the NICU, and he was trying to push his tiny little head right off of our chests the day his was born. 

less than an hour old

first day home

our little peanut

Our newborn shoot
Happy 4th of July!

Sweet baby James at almost 4 months

The past four months have been filled with so many firsts, and our little man is growing and changing every day.  It truly is the most amazing thing I have ever done.  However, now its time for me to make some changes.  I have been trying (not successfully) to get my workouts and diet back on track, and NOW at the four month mark I am going to actually commit to making the change. 

I have researched a lot of different programs and have decided to try Harley Pasternak's Body Reset Diet.  The cover of the book says "power your metabolism, blast fat and shed pounds in just 15 days"! All of that sounds great to me, and after researching the plan, it truly doesn't seem that tough to follow.  I don't need to be educated on the right kinds of foods to eat, or what's healthy-believe me I know ALL of that kind of stuff.  What I need is just a little jumpstart to get back on track.  

image via internet

Harley Pasternak has worked with Kim Kardashian, Amanda Seyfried, Megan Fox and Hilary Duff just to name a few.  All of these women have great figures, and both Megan Fox and Hilary Duff are post baby and look fantastic! Kim is post baby too, but clearly she is in hiding (I don't blame her!).  Those who know me, know that I do love a little celebrity in my life, so why not start "training" with a celebrity trainer! :) One of the things I love most about Harley's book is that he understands our need for instant gratification when it comes to losing weight and getting fit.  His plan starts with 5 days of smoothies-3 smoothies a day with two 150 calorie snacks mixed in a day.  All the exercise he asks for in the first 5 days is 10,000 steps a day.  Shouldn't be to tough, right?

Having a baby changes everything, and I mean everything when it comes to our bodies.  Of course I wouldn't trade any of these changes for the world, but enough is enough. :-) I have bought all of our groceries for the first 5 days of smoothies and snacks and can't wait to get started today. My hubby is on board which helps so much.  I will update next Monday with pounds lost, healthy living tips and how I am feeling so far.  Wish me luck! ;-)

Hope you all have a great Monday!