MY Transformation

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The pic on the left is 1 week postpartum (July 31).The pic on the right is 3 months postpartum (Oct 27).

Do I show this to brag? Heck no!!!
Am I perfect? No!!

Did I work out every single day? No

Did I eat ice cream last night for dessert? Yes!! 😳

These results are from an 80% clean meal plan, shakeology daily and Body Beast workouts.

I’m a work in progress and I’m okay with that!

Progress not perfection!

Join me and keep me accountable.

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Postpartum Depression

I gave birth to my precious baby boy Bennett almost 2 months ago- July 22, 2015.

We have been absolutely overjoyed and very in love with him!

Lily has been an amazing big sister, (a little overbearing), but amazing.

Unfortunately, I have been struggling with postpartum depression. I’ve always had issues with anxiety and panic attacks, but depression is new for me.

People don’t understand and have asked me, “What do you have to be depressed about?”

haha…. right? I’m actually a fairly happy person and I have an amazing life! So why AM I depressed?

It’s a hormonal or chemical imbalance. Postpartum depression is more common than many people are aware.

There doesn’t have to be a specific reason for feeling this way. When a woman’s body is pregnant, she has a SURPLUS of hormones. Once the baby is born, the hormones come crashing down and this is why some women may experience the “baby blues”.

Does this mean I love my baby any less? NO

Does this mean I am crazy? Maybe…   haha… NO

I’ve been going through counseling sessions to learn how to cope better with the feelings I’m having… and I can tell that it’s already helping. Exercise is recommended to help treat depression. Good thing I have some awesome workout programs at my fingertips!

I never understood how this was a REAL problem that so many women had. I didn’t think it would happen to me.

If you’ve had a baby, and you’re having feelings of depression, talk to someone! Your family and friends are there for you. Your doctor is there of you. I’m here for you too!

It’s all going to be ok. Asking for help is the first step.

Working out at home!

I LOVE working out from home!

When I was younger, I had a problem working out at home; I felt like I had no motivation to do it when I could sit on the couch instead! I mean, Hello! Why would I work out when I can watch t.v.?

Beachbody has given me the motivation to work out with a DVD at home, and my 2-year old daughter LOVES trying to work out with me. It’s so cute when she tries to do “tree pose” or “downward facing dog” from 21-day fix yoga, or when she puts her shoes on too to stomp around with me doing t25.

#1 TIP: Get a workout program that you LOVE and will stick to! I’m currently doing t25 and 21-day fix workouts! I love the dvd’s and love the celebrity trainers leading me!

Thanks Beachbody for giving me the motivation to work out from home, and not leave my daughter to go to the gym. It makes me feel like I’m not being as selfish by spending more time away from her! I also feel that I’m setting an example for my daughter to live a healthy lifestyle, and that it’s not okay to just lay on the couch all day watching t.v.!

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