Well I didn’t intend for these weekly updates to be all I’m blogging about these days but it’s been a whirlwind!!! So before I dive into the weekly recap I wanted to do a quick update with everything else!
The girls are nearly 4 months old and it’s insane to me how quickly time is going. Siena has generally handled being a big sister well but lately she’s really milking bed and nap time for all she can (from delay tactics to downright refusing to tantrums) and at first I assumed it was just a phase all nearly 3 year olds go through, but now I’m starting to think that it’s something to do with the fact that it’s her only time of day that she gets 100% undivided attention from us.
Juggling multiple kids is tough and thinking that she’s acting out to get more attention because I’m not giving her enough pains me! But I also know siblings are a wonderful gift and she’ll learn to cope. Experienced parents – how do you give your older child the one on one time they need? Besides our Friday morning playdates that we do when my mom is here, we don’t have any set times. I feel like it needs to be more of a routine rather than “ok mommy has 10 minutes to play with you” – I want her to know that she can expect that time from me. So I’ve gotta work that out – it would help if the twins were on a more predictable schedule (we all know it won’t be perfect) so I’ll probably start there.
Or maybe it’s just the terrible 2s….
So here’s how last week went with workouts – I felt like it was kind of a breakthrough week in a lot of ways so I’m excited to go over it!
LIIFT4 Week 3 & Running Recap
Monday: 3.5 mile run with Asia in the morning. This was our last run together before she headed back to Mexico City!
Tuesday: LIIFT4 Chest and Triceps. This was a 50/50 workout meaning it had weights plus HIIT (and always core). I upped my weights to 20s for the chest portion and felt strong!
Wednesday: LIIFT4 Back and Biceps. This was a lifting only workout – I challenged myself to increase my weights and it felt good! I did have to drop down by the end in order to get my 10 reps in but I was glad I pushed myself.
Thursday: 4 mile run around my friend Allison’s neighborhood – lots of hills. Later I got in LIIFT4 Legs. I knew this was the only day I could fit this in so I had to get it done! I lifted heavier than I ever have in legs and felt SO strong!!! (I was also sore for 4 days afterward).
Friday: LIIFT4 Shoulders . I really, really didn’t feel like doing this workout at the end of a long Friday but afterward I felt so great! Shoulders are actually one of my favorite muscle groups to lift.
Saturday: 8 mile run with my friend Kelly who is running Rock n’ Roll Los Angeles with me. We did a nice coastal run and it felt like it was pretty slow due to my heavy legs from Thursday’s leg workout, but it turned out to be a decent pace (for me these days anyway)!
Sunday: Rest Day. Today was a planned rest day – a few of the local coaches on my Beachbody team and I went wine tasting! We took a limo bus (we used Aall In Limo & Party Bus – they were great!) from San Diego and hit up two wineries for tastings and lunch! It was a beautiful (and hot) day and we had such a blast! It was so nice to get away and connect with the women on my team. I truly am thankful for the chance to coach and have such incredible teammates who are there for one another.
Total Miles Run: 15.5
Total Strength Workouts: 4
LIIFT Week 3 Nutrition
Nutrition was better this past week. I didn’t do any make ahead meal prepping but made good choices throughout the week. Mike and I did do our normal beer happy hour for date night but we had a healthy dinner afterward. I started my “cheat day” Saturday night with S’mores and continued it through Sunday with wine tasting but had a healthy dinner Sunday night. I have to admit, the hardest thing for me to give up is coffee creamer and while I did give it up for most of the first week (and did almond milk and stevia instead), most days I do it in my coffee. It’s just not the same!!! I share that my nutrition isn’t perfect to show that you CAN have some balance while trying to lose weight. Though I do always recommend people stick to the nutrition plan the best they can, I love that this program has a scheduled cheat (I prefer to call it “treat”) day because it takes away any guilt!
LIIFT Week 3 Weight Loss
I lost 2 more pounds this week, which puts me at 6 pounds total lost in 3 weeks! My clothes are fitting a lot better, I feel stronger and I am seeing big strength gains! I’m really loving this program and it’s certainly getting me great results! I did a side by side comparison of my first postpartum run 2.5 months ago versus this week and was floored by my progress!
If you want to try this program for yourself (it can be done as is or mixed with running or the activity of your choice) or try my old favorite 21 Day Fix (30 min/day beginner-intermediate level) or go all in with the more demanding 80 Day Obsession, my next accountability group starts on August 20th! Fill out this form to get more info about joining my accountability group for LIIFT4 or any other Beachbody program.